Join Hepatitis Scotland for an online conference, Living Experience: Patient and Peer Perspectives.
This free to attend conference will showcase two pieces of work carried out by peer research volunteers on patient’s hepatitis C treatment experiences and experiences of using injecting equipment provision services during lockdown.
Volunteers will share their experiences over the course of the projects and patients who have completed treatment will also share their experiences.
The conference will be held in two sessions over two days.
Here is an overview of the two sessions:
Tuesday 18 May: 1:30pm-4:00pm – Hepatitis C: Experiences with New Treatment
- A presentation on the survey of people who have completed the new anti-viral treatments by two peer researchers
- A panel discussion about the surveys’ positive outcomes and the support needs of patients and potential barriers from people who have completed treatment
- Change in Action: Personal stories form people with lived experience
- Live Q&A
Wednesday 19 May: 10:00am-12:00pm- Injecting Equipment Provision and Volunteer Experiences
- Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP) showcase – This presentation will look at the results of a survey with people who have injected drugs during the Covid-19 lockdown and its impact on their substance use, their access to and experience and opinion of IEP and other service provision including BBV, sexual health, wound care and acute care services.This is a chance to hear often marginalised voices key to improving service responses and eliminating hepatitis C
- Live Q&A
- Volunteer Experiences – This presentation followed by a live panel of peer research volunteers will be an opportunity for volunteers to reflect and share why they volunteer, the expectations and reality of volunteering, the impact covid and lockdown, training and other benefits and their experience of doing peer research
- Live Q&A
- Hepatitis B Updates – new online training and Hep B information booklet – This launch presentation will share brand new resources that have been published by Hepatitis Scotland to support people living with hepatitis B and people working in services.