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

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AHA 2020 Annual General Meeting

07 October 2020 - 07 October 2020
6.30pm AEDT - 7.00pm AEDT

Members of the Australasian Hepatology Association are cordially invited to the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) where members will be updated on the Association's activities and outcomes for 2019-2020

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Asia Pacific Aids & Co-Infections Conference 2020 (APACC)

15 October 2020 - 17 October 2020

APACC provides a much-needed scientific platform that focuses on the developments, issues, and needs in the Asia Pacific region. The new IAS President, Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman (University of Malaya, Malaysia) has been confirmed to give a keynote talk on "What will it take to end AIDS in Asia" in the opening session.

AASLD: The Liver Meeting

13 November 2020 - 17 November 2020

The Liver Meeting® is the annual must-attend event bringing together 9,500 attendees from around the world to exchange the latest research, discuss new developments in treatment outcomes, and network with other experts in the field.

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Tracey Jones has been awarded the designation of Associate Fellow AASLD

18 August 2020

AHA Life Member & Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (Network) Hepatology Nurse Practitioner, Tracey Jones, has become the first Australian nurse to be awarded the Associate Fellow - American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases designation. The award recognises clinical excellence and significant contribution to the field of liver disease.


Introducing the Connecting with Care Competition

07 August 2020

INHSU is excited to launch the Connecting with Care Competition; a global award to identify and showcase innovative models of hepatitis C treatment and care for people who use drugs.


World Hepatitis Days - 28 July 2020

03 August 2020

Worldwide, 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the 'missing millions'.


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ASHM - Program Manager Hepatits C

Applications close: 11 October 2020

The Hepatitis C Program Manager leads ASHM's hepatitis C programs in Australia, Europe and North America within the Policy and Education Division.