This event is supported by the UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network and is designed to update practitioners on common infections of the liver concentrating on liver abscess and viral hepatitis and the management of infectious liver disease in the hospital and community setting. A review of the current understanding of resistance to DAA will enable practitioners to guide appropriate management of viral hepatitis.
This event will be of particular benefit to pharmacists involved in providing and developing services in infectious diseases and/or gastroenterology and hepatology looking after patients with liver disease in secondary and primary care.
At the end of this masterclass, participants should be able to:
- Discuss infections of the liver
- Explain the genetics of the hepatitis virus and interpret resistance to DAAs
- Describe strategies on how to manage liver infections in the community
- Describe strategies on how to access the difficult to access patient group
- Identify areas of good practice, joint working and research opportunities
- Discuss the management of hepatic abscesses
- Outline the treatment options for skin and soft tissue infections in injecting drug users
Attending this event will help you advance your professional practice and could be used as evidence in your RPS Faculty portfolio. The day will cover Foundation, Core Advanced and Specialist areas of knowledge.
In addition, peer discussion opportunities will be available at this event, which can also be used towards your CPD and portfolios. Advanced booking essential.
The pharmaceutical industry has been invited to financially support this event by booking exhibition stand space. Stand sponsors have no input into the content of this event.