Hepatitis Scotland’s National Conference – Hepatitis C case-finding in services

Hepatitis Scotland’s National Conference – Hepatitis C Case-finding in Services

Date: 20th November 2019
Location: Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Airthrey Road, Stirling, FK9 4LA
Cost: Free

Booking is essential – please book here via eventbrite

Click here to download the Conference Programme

This free one-day conference, organised by Hepatitis Scotland, is aimed at staff who work in, or have strategic responsibility for, primary and secondary care addiction services.

The day will explore the background to developing successful hepatitis C case-finding initiatives, demonstrating real world successes and issues for practitioners to consider.

There will also be an opportunity to contribute to guidelines for opt out blood-borne virus testing in addiction services.


09:30 – Registration and Refreshments

10:00  – Morning Chair’s welcome
– Leon Wylie, Hepatitis Scotland

10:05 – National case-finding: The data
– Norah Palmateer, Senior Research Fellow, Health Protection Scotland and Allan McLeod, Epidemiologist, Health Protection Scotland

10:30 – Below the border: Exploring the English experience of case-finding
– David Weir, Associate Director, National Market Access and Policy Lead, Gilead

10:50 – Pharmacies at the front line, an experimental assay
– Andrew Radley, Consultant in Public Health Pharmacy, NHS Tayside

11:10 – Coffee break

11:25 – Workshops

Workshop 1 – Scoring the numbers, how to chart success
– Norah Palmateer and Allan McLeod

Workshop 2 – An all round view, tried and tested
David Weir

Workshop 3 – Point of care testing in pharmacy, what is the catch?
– Andrew Radley and Susan Carmichael

12:15 – Lunch

13:25 – Changing the angle of delivery
– Afternoon Chair, Stephen Barclay, NHS GGC, HCV Clinical Lead and Co-Chair, National HCV Clinical Leads

13:45 – Peering into the community
– Waverley Care and Hepatitis C Trust

14:05 – Casefinding in services: Delivering opt out testing in addiction services (including audience voting)
– Leon Wylie, Hepatitis Scotland

14:40 – Coffee break

15:00 – Workshops

Workshop 1 – Reaching out to delivery
– Susan Carmichael, Blood Borne Virus Prevention Nurse, NHS Lothian Harm Reduction Team and Claire Kofman, Waverley Care

Workshop 2 – The easy wins, making sure they are
– Stephen Barclay and Leon Wylie

Workshop 3 – Experienced hands,
– Hepatitis C Trust

15:50-16:00 Final points and close

Booking is essential – please book here via eventbrite