Events and Education


Hepatitis C Networked Care: To improve treatment penetration in at-risk populations (Tootgarook)

Join Dr Robert Weiss and specialists from the FMP Hepatitis C Network in this initiative to improve treatment penetration in at-risk populations in the FMP area. 

Attend the education activity on Tuesday 17 July or Tuesday 31 July for presentations and case studies on the investigation and treatment of Hep C and learn about Nellie, a free web-based tool for SMS messaging to support patients with their treatment.

If you are interested in using Nellie to support the treatment of Hep C in your practice, you can participate in an ALM (accredited for 40 cat 1 points with the RACGP) where you will:

  • Develop regional Nellie protocols for the treatment of Hep C
  • Be supported by SEMPHN to set-up and use Nellie
  • Be part of a regional network of service providers improving treatment penetration in at-risk populations in the FMP area.

Date and Time 
Tuesday 17 July 2018. Registration:6:30pm. Commence: 6.50pm-9:30pm.  Please note: This session is also being delivered in Frankston on Tuesday 31 July. To register for the Frankston session, please click here.  

Learning Outcomes

For category 2 activity:

  • Outline the national impact of Hepatitis Con the public health of communities
  • Understand guidelines for screening, diagnosing and assessing treatment options for patients with Hep C
  • Discuss transmission, testing and management of Hep C

For category 1 activity - as above plus:

  • Develop regional Nellie protocols for the treatment of Hep C
  • Use Nellie to support treatment and monitoring of patients with Hep C


Accredited with the RACGP QI&CPD program for the 2017-19 triennium: 

  • 4 Category 2 points for attending the session on 17 July & 31 July or
  • 40 Category 1 points for participating in the ALM which includes the implementation of Nellie into your practice.


The training is provided at no cost. Dinner will be provided.


Further details
Stephenie Cook, Education Officer or 8514-6609.

SEMPHN events
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
18:30 - 21:30
Veraison Restaurant
General Practitioner


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