Hepatology Research Nurse

Fran Pekin

Frances Pekin (NSW) – Member for 5 years

“I joined the AHA because I was learning heaps by attending AHA events.
AHA events include the most up-to-date evidence-based information delivered by extremely skilled and knowledgeable nurses and doctors in the fields of; Infectious Diseases, Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Drug and Alcohol.
I learn from hearing how others provide their services and problem solve. I have contacted many AHA members to refer clients and to ask for information or advice. I have learned even more since joining the AHA Education Committee.
It’s like fast-tracking your knowledge and skills by staying in touch with the network of AHA members.”

Benefits of being a member

Hepatitis nurses form the largest component of AHA's membership. We work hard to develop publications, educational courses and other resources that are practical and relevant to you.

Resources

  • AHA Practice Standards for the Hepatology Nurse (2014) 
  • The AHA Consensus Based Nursing Guidelines for the Care of Patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Advanced Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (2012).

Education

  • AHA Annual Summit
  • ASHM/AHA Hepatitis C Nursing: Advanced Nursing Management
  • ASHM/AHA Hepatitis B Nursing: Advanced Nursing Management

Alliances

  • Australian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) membership
  • Coalition of Nurses Organisation (CoNNO)

News

  • Monthly eNews bulletin
  • Jacqui Richmond Invited to EASL Liver Congress 2015
  • Local nurse wins international poster award

Membership

Membership is only $95 annually and you receive:

  • Educational programs/AHA workshops at national conferences
  • Regular e-news bulletin and alerts outlining our events and announcements, latest research, treatment updates and medical developments
  • Secure members' only website allowing access to:
    • discussion forums
    • conference presentation slides and video
    • professional development and resource opportunities
  • Ongoing opportunities to join national working parties and special project groups
  • Representation in the Coalition of Nurses Organisation (CoNNO)
  • Access to professional standards
  • Invitation to AHA Annual Summit
  • Unique networking opportunities with other professionals working in your field
  • Complementary Australian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) membership
  • Access to research/educational scholarships
  • Free educational opportunities
  • Corporate QANTAS Club membership

Join now

Join now. New members will receive a free PDF of The AHA Consensus Based Nursing Guidelines for the Care of Patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Advanced Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (2012).