COVID-19 Webinar – Using prevention and harm reduction to ensure we hit Scotland’s hepatitis C elimination target

As part of its response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Scottish Drugs Forum is hosting a series of free webinars.

The SDF webinars will address crucial aspects of the support of people with drug problems and the delivery of effective services that provide treatment and support, reduce harm and protect people from COVID-19.

The next webinar, Using prevention and harm reduction to ensure we hit Scotland’s hepatitis C elimination target will be held on Friday 24 July at 13.00 – 14.00.

This Scottish Drugs Forum and Hepatitis Scotland COVID-19 webinar will focus on issues around wider prevention and harm reduction themes that will impact on whether Scotland eliminates hepatitis C by 2024.

The post Covid-19 economic landscape will likely be very uneven and the past experiences of drug services suggests prevention efforts are often squeezed first when money is tight.

With World Hepatitis Day occurring on the 28th July, this webinar will highlight broader thinking about how prevention and harm reduction contributes to the Scottish Government’s 2024 elimination target and, importantly, to also ensuring there are no future outbreaks once the goal is reached. The presenters bring a wide range of experience, expertise and research that will explore current issues but also alternatives to traditional ways of service delivery and thinking.

This UK wide perspective will include three presentations from:

– Dr Jenny Scott; Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, University of Bath and Pharmacist Prescriber, Turning Point, UK
– Dr Magdalena Harris; Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
– Dave Liddell; CEO, Scottish Drugs Forum

The webinar will be chaired by Leon Wylie, Lead Officer, Hepatitis Scotland.

Pre-registration is required and numbers are limited so please register early. You will receive invitations to future webinars.

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