The 2011 National Hepatitis Health Promotion Conference will take place at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane, on 24 & 25 November.
The theme for the 2011 conference is Joining the Dots for Successful Health Promotion. The conference will demonstrate and explore programs, projects and practices that use a mix of collaborations, interventions and/or capacity-building strategies to deliver successful viral hepatitis health promotion.
I am really looking forward to this conference. I have put in two abstracts, one for a poster and the other for an oral presentation, and will find out next week if we have been accepted. I'll write more about them once I hear back from the conference organizers.
Tomorrow is HEPFEST, the concert in Adelaide I wrote about earlier, and then next Sunday, the 9th of October, the HEPConcert in Sydney will be held at the Gaelic Club in Surry Hills. It's only $25 and even if you are unable to get there, consider buying a ticket online to support this fantastic fundraising event. Both concerts have taken a huge amount of work to put together and are a fantastic new way to break down the stigma of hepatitis C.
The latest HepFactor magazine has just been released. Published by Hepatitis Queensland this edition contains Part 2 of Yvonne's Story about living with Hepatitis B, as well as stories Ageing with Haemophilia, Hep C Treatment Decisions, and The Truth about Hep C and Vitamin D.
The September edition of Hep Review is available online as well. Published quarterly by Hepatitis New South Wales, this edition sports a front page story about Darren Ellwood's bicycle ride to raise awareness for Hepatitis C. This is Edition 74 of this high quality magazine and is well worth a read to learn what is happening in viral hepatitis in Australia and around the world.
That's all for this week. I'll have more news next time about the Health Promotion Conference and other events happening around Australia. Leave a comment if you'd like to plug your own hep awareness events.