Established in 2002, the Australasian Hepatology Association (AHA) is the peak professional body supporting and educating hepatology nurses and allied health professionals across Australia and New Zealand.  Our membership consists of well-informed forward-thinking and experienced Hepatology professionals who encompass many specialist areas in a variety of settings.

These include Hepatitis B and C treatment and care, chronic liver disease and chronic disease management, liver transplantation, liver cancer, health policy, sexual health, mental health, drug and alcohol, infectious diseases, indigenous health, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) health services, prison health services and nutrition.

The Australasian Hepatology Association remains at the forefront of healthcare and community education and is recognised worldwide as a leader in developing innovative resources, such as The Australasian Hepatology Association Consensus Based Nursing Guidelines for the Care of Patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Advanced Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (2012).

Prevalence of Liver Disease in Australia report - The economic cost and health burden of liver disease in Australia, January 2013

Coming Events

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APHC - International Conference on the Management of Liver Diseases

08 March 2021 - 10 March 2021

The Association for the Promotion of Hepatology Care is hosting the 14th Paris Hepatology Conference

Introduction to the Nursing Care and Management of Patients with Advanced Liver Disease - ONLINE COURSE

23 March 2021 - 06 April 2021
6.00pm NSW, ACT, TAS, VIC - 7.30pm NSW, ACT, TAS, VIC

** NOW ONLINE - HELD OVER 3 SESSIONS ACROSS 3 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS ** Our aim is to educate registered nurses across primary and tertiary care about the specialised management of patients with cirrhosis of the liver. By sharing evidence-based protocols and guidelines, and using specific case studies, this course will give nurses the knowledge and confidence required to care for patients with advanced liver disease.

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Canadian Liver Meeting 2021

02 May 2021 - 05 May 2021

We are thrilled to highlight the inaugural North American Viral Hepatitis Elimination Summit, a 2-Day Symposium organized by The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC) & Canadian Association on the Study of the Liver (CASL), within the 4th Annual Canadian Liver Meeting, to be delivered virtually.

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2021 AHA Working Groups - Invitation for AHA members to participate

17 December 2020

The AHA Board is committed to providing increased opportunity for members to be involved in organisational activities and projects. To achieve this, three new Working Groups have been established for professional activity during 2021, providing a variety of opportunity for member involvement * Strategic Plan Update 2021 Working Group * AHA Communications 2021 Working Group * AHA Conference 2021 Working Group


Therapeutic Guidelines Limited has released Liver Disorders as part of the eTG series.

16 December 2020

Previously part of the Gastrointestinal guideline, Liver Disorders sees new and extensively updated content and is tailored to the current online only format. Development of this guideline involved the participation of several GESA members and links extensively to Australian consensus statements as well as patient information. Liver Disorders will be updated every 3-4 months with major practice changes and links to upcoming Australian consensus statements as they are released. The Gastrointestinal guideline is currently under revision.

AHA eNews - December issue

10 December 2020

The December issue of eNews has been emailed to AHA members. A bumper edition as we introduce new Board member Anne Craigie - using the AHA Practice Standards - the latest news on HCC treatment - Refugee Nurses Australia online forums and advocacy - call for abstracts for the 12th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference -- and more!

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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Medical

Applications close: 10 March 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and knowledgeable Senior Registered Nurse to join the Gastroenterology Team as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and oversee the Intestinal Failure (IF) Nursing Service at Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group (FSFHG).