Our achievements

Our achievements

 

  • The course, "An introduction to the Nursing Care and Management of Patients with Advanced Liver Disease" was endorsed by APNA and ACN in 2016 and updated in 2019 thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from Norgine. 
  • In 2019, the Consensus-based Nursing Guidelines were launched after being rewritten and updated thanks to a grant from Bayer. The CBGs can be downloaded here.
  • The 2017 Constition was updated and accepted by AHA members
  • The course, "An introduction to the Nursing Care and Management of Patients with Advanced Liver Disease" was developed and endorsed by APNA and ACN in 2016 thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from Norgine.
  • The research Webinars were developed from an unrestricted educational grant from Abbvie in 2016 and educate and support members in conducting their own research projects.
  • Research project "Emerald" was a mentored research project carried out collaboratively by members of the AHA in 2016 thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from Abbvie.
  • Research project "Cathpin" was a research project headed by Mary Fenech in 2016 for the AHA funded by a Gilead fellowship grant.
  • Global recognition for the AHA Consensus Based Nursing Guidelines for the Care of Patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Advanced Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (2012).
  • Publication of Competency Standards for the Hepatology Nurse (2008; reviewed 2010).  Revised and renamed Practice Standards for the Hepatology Nurse (2015).
  • Hepatology now recognised as a nursing speciality in Australia, resulting in membership of The Coalition of National Nursing Organisations (CoNNO).
  • The AHA annual summit is acknowledged as the leading forum for debate, research dissemination and the sharing of information and resources on hepatology.
  • Educational courses developed in conjunction with the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) to help nurses caring for patients with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
  • Members regularly present at international and national professional forums and meetings; participate in nurse-led research and steering committees, and review and develop resource materials and educational courses.
  • We work collaboratively with major organisations and companies, such as the Australian Liver Association (ALA), ASHM, Hepatitis Australia, pharmaceutical companies, The Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses (CAHN) and The British Association for the Study of the Liver Nurse Forum (BASLNF).