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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APASL2021 Collaboration and Cure

04 February 2021 - 06 February 2021

30th Annual Conference Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, organised by the Thai Association for the Study of the Liver will be held on 4 – 6 February 2021 as a virtual meeting. The congress theme is “Collaboration and Cure”. More than 130 specially invited expert speakers and thought leaders from Asia Pacific, Europe and America will be delivering cutting-edge knowledge in hepatology.

Joint International Congress of ILTS, ELITA & LICAGE

05 May 2021 - 08 May 2021

2020 ILTS Congress is cancelled. The 2021 Joint International Congress will be an opportunity to network and discuss the latest advances in the care of liver transplantation patients and receive state of the art updates in clinical and basic science. The annual meeting is attended by leaders in the field from all over the world. More than 1,200 professionals from over 50 countries who are dedicated to promoting and learning about scientific advances in liver transplantation will attend.

Global Hepatitis Summit 2021

17 June 2021 - 20 June 2021

Save the Date! The 2020 Global Hepatitis Summit has been postponed to this new date.

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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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