The coming months are very full of events for our sector. This news update shares links to important dates to add to your calendar. Many of these events are free to attend but registration is required. 

NACCHO Members’ Conference 2023 

  • Date/s: 25–26 October 2023
  • Time: Starts at 9:00am (AWST), 12:00pm (AEDT)
  • Location: Noongar Boodjar (Perth)
  • Organiser: NACCHO
  • Info and Registration 


This year’s NACCHO Members’ Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Perth. The Conference is an annual gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector leaders from across the country. With over 400 delegates expected each year, the conference brings opportunities for attendees to network, learn, influence and celebrate our ongoing drive to self-determination. 

The National Hepatitis Infoline will be hosting a trade stall and Hepatitis Australia will be in attendance. We hope to see you there.

International Workshop on HBV Cure 2023 

  • Date/s:  8 November 2023
  • Time: Starts at 8:30am (EST), 12:30am 9 Nov (AEDT)  
  • Location: Boston, United States
  • Organiser: Academic Medical Education (AME)
  • Info and Registration 


Since 2014, the International Workshop on HBV Cure has been a scientific platform acting as a catalyst to accelerate the progress for achieving a cure. Around the globe, more than 250 million people live with hepatitis B (HBV).

The purpose of the workshop is to inform the participants about the developments in the work to find a cure for HBV. The meeting will be highly interactive with input from experts in basic, translational, and clinical HBV research. 

Hepatitis Australia is a conference endorser. 

APSAD Scientific Drug and Alcohol Conference 2023

  • Date/s: 12-15 November 2023 
  • Time: Starts at 9:00am (ACDT), 9:30am (AEDT)   
  • Location: Tarntanya (Adelaide)
  • Organiser: The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD)   
  • Info and Registration


The APSAD Conference provides an opportunity for networking and ideas sharing in a friendly and informal atmosphere with a cross-section of alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers; practitioners, researchers, peer workers, consumers, and policymakers. The conference also contributes to building capacity and capability in the AOD sector by providing opportunities for engagement and learnings from early to mid career, and more experienced researchers and clinicians. 

Hepatitis Australia is facilitating a session on Australian priorities related to blood born viruses (BBVs).

National Multicultural Health and Wellbeing Conference 

  • Date/s: 21-22 November 2023 
    • Welcome Reception, 20 November 2023, 6-8pm (AEDT) 
  • Time: Main conference starts at 8:00am (AEDT) 
  • Location: Gadagal (Sydney)
  • Organiser: Australian Multicultural Health Collaborative 
  • Info and Registration


Join the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) and the Australian Multicultural Health Collaborative (The Collaborative) for the inaugural National Multicultural Health & Wellbeing Conference 2023, at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park from 21-22 November. 

In partnership with NSW Health, the conference will address challenges, review best practices and explore how to improve access to health and wellbeing services for Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population. 

Hepatitis Australia is proud to be sponsoring the Welcome Reception, 20 Nov, at FECCA's inaugural National Multicultural Health and Wellbeing Conference! Our CEO, Carrie Fowlie will be speaking at the reception. 

Fourth National Hepatitis Elimination Forum (closed to Hepatitis Australia membership) 

  • Date/s: 22 November 2023 
  • Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm (AEDT) 
  • Location: Virtual 
  • Organiser: Hepatitis Australia  
  • Info and Registration: Invitation distributed via membership. Members can contact [email protected] if they haven't received an invitation. 


The forum has brought Hepatitis Australia and its membership together annually since 2020 to discuss our shared goal of viral hepatitis elimination by 2030, celebrate achievements, and connect with colleagues around the country. 

This year’s forum will showcase and celebrate achievements by the hepatitis community response over the last 12 months, with a view to learning from one another and understanding more about changes to the national context. 

Note: Attendance at this forum is limited to Hepatitis Australia (Board and staff) and its membership. 

2023 National Settlement Conference 

  • Date/s: 23-24 November 2023
  • Time: Starting at 8:30am (AEDT) 
  • Location: Naarm (Melbourne) 
  • Organiser: The Settlement Council of Australia   
  • Info and Registration


With migration increasing, it is more important than ever to ensure Australia is paving the way for migrants and refugees to have a smooth settlement journey. Conference organisers are anticipating over 300 participants will attend this exciting conference showcasing thought leaders in migration and settlement. The breakouts will have something for everyone with streams for practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and senior executives. The conference will bring together all those who play a critical role in building a future where all migrants and refugees belong. 

Hepatitis Australia is a Health Promotion Partner. 

St Vincent's Hospital 30th National Hepatitis Symposium 

  • Date/s: 24-25 November 2023
  • Time: Starting at 8:30am (AEDT) 
  • Location: Naarm (Melbourne) 
  • Organiser: St Vincent's Hospital 
  • Info and Registration


Note that you will need to register for each day separately. The National Hepatitis Symposium is renowned for its creative program and outstanding national speakers.

Friday 24th November 
Conference organisers anticipate an audience of 30-50 health care providers (doctors, nurses), scientists, community advocates, and corrections officers. Included in the audience (as faculty) are Melbourne’s leading hepatologists, as well as several national and international speakers. The meeting focuses on hepatitis B, C and D, as well as addiction medicine and harm reduction, particularly focused for prison settings. 

Saturday 25th November 
Conference organisers anticipate an audience of 80-100 hepatology-focused health care providers (hepatologists, gastroenterologists, gastroenterology advanced trainees, and hepatology nurses). Included in the audience (as faculty) are Melbourne’s leading hepatologists, as well as several national and international speakers. The meeting focuses on new treatment paradigms for hepatitis B and D, as well as the complex management of portal hypertension. 

C the Whole Story Forum: Hepatitis C in Housing and Homelessness, Mental Health and AOD Settings 2023 

  • Date/s: 30 November 2023
  • Time: 12:30pm (AEDT) 
  • Location: Virtual 
  • Organiser: ASHM 
  • Info and Registration


The C the Whole Story Forum brings together Nurses, Community-based workers, NSP Workers, and Peer Workers from around Australia to share their experiences, strategies for success, and innovative approaches to providing treatment to people living with hepatitis C in housing and homelessness, AOD (alcohol and other drugs), and mental health settings. 

Hear from a series of dynamic keynote speakers, including people with a living or lived experience, Hepatitis Australia's CEO, Carrie Fowlie,  as well as presentations on innovative models of care and approaches to providing hepatitis C testing, treatment, and support across these settings. Participants will have access to a Q&A with speakers and participate in break-out sessions to network and discuss opportunities for implementing different approaches to your service. 

Hepatitis Australia is a Collaborating Partner. 

ACH4 18th Scientific Conference and Living Positive Victoria, mHIVE World AIDS Day Symposium 

  • Date/s: 29 November - 1 December 2023
  • Time: Starting at 1:00pm (AEDT) 
  • Location: Naarm (Melbourne)
    • Virtual available 
  • Organiser: ACH4 / mHIVE 
  • Info and Registration


The Conference will be conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, encouraging productive discussions which will continue to be delivered in a hybrid event format, combining an in-person conference experience with a virtual component. Presentations will be mainly from post-docs, PhD students & research staff. 

Combined & concurrent sessions will be held with papers being presented on thematic basis. 

The combined sessions will include presentations from international & national guests & papers of interest to all hepatitis, HIV, COVID-19 & HTLV-1 researchers. 
This is Australia’s seminal conference for HIV, Hepatitis & HTVL-1 researchers & represents an opportunity for students and young researchers from around Australia to present their latest research, with a high degree of emphasis placed on student participation, collaboration & education 
If you are unable to join in Melbourne, registrations may join virtually. All sessions will be live-streamed & conference organisers encourage interactive Q&A discussions & virtual engagement. 

Australia’s progress towards hepatitis C elimination annual report 2023

  • Date/s: 7 December 2023
  • Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm (AEDT) 
  • Location: Virtual 
  • Organiser: Burnet institute
  • Info and Registration

SAVE THE DATE! Join the Burnet institute on Thursday 7th December 2023, 11.30am to 12.30pm, for the webinar launch of Australia’s progress towards hepatitis C elimination: annual report 2023. Register ASAP as places are limited. 

Australia is working to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. Each year, the annual report brings together key data to provide an overview of our progress toward this goal. This event marks the launch of the 2023 report.