INHSU’s Intervention Symposia will focus on the practical implementation of evidence-based HCV interventions such as point-of-care testing, dried blood spot testing, peer support, patient navigation and case finding.
These in-person events will showcase good practice interventions and models of care in different settings, highlighting key research, challenges and learnings in a collaborative coaching environment, with the aim of supporting participants to develop or enhance their own HCV models of care.
How does it work?
The symposia is intended for anyone interested in implementing or scaling up HCV interventions in their service setting, including healthcare providers, community members and policymakers from a variety of local settings, e.g. primary care, D&A, corrections, outreach, homelessness, mental health, needle and syringe services & health departments.
There are three parts to the program:
The online toolkit
The in-person symposia draw from our interactive HCV Intervention toolkit. Each detailed How-To Guide includes an overview of the intervention, good practice examples, details and resources to support implementation, challenges and barriers, FAQs and top tips, and a round-up of the latest evidence.
The in-person symposium
The symposia will bring the toolkit to life, providing the practical skills and knowledge needed to implement or scale up different interventions in your service.
Programs will be interactive and practical, with opportunities for group discussion and Q&A with local experts experienced in the implementation and evaluation of interventions including point-of-care testing, dried blood spot testing and peer support.
The alumni community
Post-training, participants will have access to ongoing follow-up webinars and resources to support troubleshooting for implementation in their services.
INHSU will be holding the HCV Intervention Implementation Symposia in various locations throughout the year, with content tailored to each location. We work with expert local steering committees to ensure information and advice are accurate and up-to-date.