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The Sydney Addiction Seminars are a post-graduate health education series now held under the auspices of Drug Health Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and the Department of Addiction Medicine, University of Sydney. They are convened by Dr Richard Hallinan and Professor Paul Haber.


Wednesday 19th August, 2015

"To treat or not to treat" Management of Hepatitis C, in the changing treatment landscape.

Interferon-based treatment for chronic Hepatitis C is long, arduous, and not suitable for many people. Interferon-free treatments are “hull-up” on the horizon. Should we continue using interferon while we are waiting for new treatments? How can we prioritise who should be treated? When is it safe to wait? How should we manage Hepatitis C while we are waiting?

Dr Thao Lam is a consultant gastroenterologist at Westmead and Sydney Adventist Hospitals.
Dr Nghi Phung is Director, Drug Health Services Western Sydney Local Health District, Staff Specialist Addiction Medicine and Gastroenterologist and Hepatology, Westmead Hospital.

We aim to make these seminars as interactive as possible. Please email your suggestions to for cases and questions to Richard Hallinan at

Venue: Scott Skirving Theatre, RPAH, Camperdown

6.30pm for introductions and refreshments, sessions starts at 7pm. No booking necessary, but to assist with catering please RSVP interest to or call Drug Health Services RPAH on 02 9515 6419

This seminar series attracts 2 points/hour for RACGP QA&CPD (activity number 715352).

The sessions and refreshments are again supported this year by Reckitt Benckiser, makers of buprenorphine and buprenorphine/naloxone