Hepalogue News – Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference
I know I’m not the most regular blogger out there, but I do have a few excuses for the occasional... gap.
For a start, I do a lot of research. And I'm very particular about things, but, in addition, for the last… month maybe? I’ve been working on articles for HRVic’s WHACK magazine … at least one of which I might republish here: a gruelling, graphic description of what it’s actually like to die from liver failure. Not for the faint of heart, or for the queasy.
But the real reason for this post is that I’m heading to Adelaide next week for the 11th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference, just to see if there will be anything remaining of the extraordinary air of optimism present at the last conference.
If you doubt me regarding the optimism, here’s some visual evidence. (The Reg Mombasa T-shirts all read 'Eliminate C' (or something very similiar))
If you’ve been reading The Hepalogue, you’d know that things are cooling down on the treatment front, and that people are tearing out their hair trying to keep up with elimination targets.
The theme of the conference is – No One Left Behind. I’m very keen to learn what strategies people have developed to eke out some of those 200,000 Australian still carrying the virus.
You can expect a sudden flurry of short, newsy posts from the conference next week.
I do hope you enjoy it.
The Golden Phaeton.