Basic Course of Chronic Hepatitis C and HIV/HCV Coinfection Management

Basic Course of Chronic Hepatitis C Management is an educational attempt designed for expanding the reach in hepatitis C management with focus on internist in Indonesia. An uneven distribution of knowledge on hepatitis C management possibly lead to incapable of providing proper treatment meeting high prevalence of hepatitis C is the main stating point of this programme.

This programme will train internists to provide appropriate treatment for hepatitis C patients with special cases of HIV/HCV coinfection in special population.Through this training course programme, participants will be trained to fully understand the management of hepatitis C from epidemiology and disease progression to treatment and patient education, with addition of HIV/HCV coinfection management. This training course will be consists of class lecture and case discussion with introduction to online sharing experience. Our plan is to provide a continuous education to produce capable internists in treating hepatitis C to expand the reach of hepatitis C management in Indonesia.

Therefore, Indonesian Association for the Study of the Liver (Ina ASL) propose a proposal grant to International Coalition of Hepatology Education Providers (IC-HEP)  to provide training program in 4 provinces of Western and Central Indonesia, which is Lampung (Lampung Province), Padang (West Sumatera Province), Palembang (South Sumatera Province), and Banjarmasin (South Kalimantan Province). With target participants between 20-30 internists per training course. There is pre-post test conducted at the end of each session to evaluate participants knowledge and capability in management of hepatitis C. Two types of certification will be given: certificate of attendance and credit points according to the decree of Indonesian Doctor Association and certificate of completion of training published by Ina-ASL of which require participants attendance and correct answer ≥ 80% in each session test. And we are pleased that IC-HEP has been approved the proposal grant under the IC-HEP initiative.

On behalf of Indonesian Association for the Study of Liver (Ina-ASL), we wish to thank you to IC-HEP for the generous donation on Basic Course of Chronic Hepatitis C and HIV/HCV Co-infection Management. We have successfully conducted the course in 4 provinces in Indonesia which is :

 

No.

Area

Date

Hotel

Participants

1

Lampung

30 – 31 August 2014

Emersia Hotel

19

2

Padang

27 – 28 September 2014

Pangeran Hotel

26

3

Palembang

1 – 2 November 2014

Arista Hotel

33

4

Banjarmasin

15 – 16 November 2014

Mercure Hotel

26

Total Participants

104

All the participated internists have shown a great enthusiasm at the events and significant improvement in the disease management. We hope we can continue providing this course in other provinces in Indonesia since we have received a lot of positive feedback from the participants.

We are indeed grateful to IC-HEP for the enthusiastic support, which helps us assist this basic course in our community. We look forward to working together again in the future.

Also, we wish to thank you to Ina ASL Branches of Lampung, Padang, Palembang and Banjarmasin for the support and assist this basic course. We hope we can provide training program in other Ina ASL branches.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Rino Alvani Gani

President of Indonesian Association for the Study of the Liver