AHA’s innovative resources, educational courses and our Annual Summit place us at the forefront of healthcare, professional and community education.
Our members regularly present at professional forums and meetings – both internationally and locally – participate in nurse-led research and steering committees, and review and develop resource materials and educational courses.
As advanced clinical specialists, who have expert knowledge of liver disease treatment and management strategies, we take a leadership stance on education speaking at or directly to the following:
- GPs and practice nurses
- allied health professionals
- community health care professionals
- community and multicultural organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
- inter-hospital education of health care professionals (pharmacists,
- palliative care nurses/community nurses
- drug and alcohol services
- community awareness groups and events
- mental health groups
- nursing students/medical students
- social service providers
- Aboriginal health services/community health services etc
We are recognised worldwide as a leader in developing innovative resources, such as:
- Consensus Based Nursing Guidelines for the Care of Patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Advanced Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (2012)
- Practice Standards for the Hepatology Nurse (2015).
Conferences & events
- Dedicated half-day session at the Bi-Annual Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference
- Dedicated half-day session at the Annual Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) Conference.
- AHA Annual Summit is acknowledged throughout the Hepatology industry as the leading forum for debate, research dissemination and the sharing of information and resources
- Presentation at the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver (APASL), 2014, Brisbane
The AHA actively encourages its members to participate in education and professional development activities that ensure optimal care of people living with liver disease.
In conjunction with the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM), we have also developed educational courses to help nurses caring for patients with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
We work collaboratively on a variety of projects with our many strong alliances, such as:
- Australian Liver Association (ALA)
- The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM)
- Hepatitis Australia
- pharmaceutical companies
- The Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses (CAHN)
- The British Association for the Study of the Liver Nurse Forum (BASLNF)
The AHA is currently working together with the ALA on a pilot project to establish a nurse-led community based model of care.