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ERC Process

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The ASHM Board is currently doing a review of all the Expert Reference Committees structure, terms of reference, membership, relationships with other bodies and mechanisms for endorsement.

A new HCV Testing Policy ERC will be formed soon to progress future reviews.  

 Each ERC is a joint working party of the Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee (BBVSS) of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC). The ERC comprises of members from BBVSS of the AHPPC jurisdictional representation, clinical specialists, GPs and representatives from peak National community sector organisations.  

A larger communication network provides expertise in a range of areas to inform, provide feedback, direction and advice on specific areas within each policy.

 

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HIV ERC Members

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FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

POSITION in FULL

ORGANISATION

AFFILIATION ON ERC

Levinia

Crooks

Chief Executive Officer

ASHM

BBVSS - Co Chair

Philip

Cunningham

Chief Operating Officer

NSW State Reference Laboratory for HIV, Centre for Applied Medical Research, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Limited

Co-chair

Susan

Best 

 Director

National Serology Reference Laboratory (NRL)

NRL representative

Aaron

Cogle 

Deputy Director

National Association of People With HIV Australia

NAPWHA representative

Janelle

Fawkes 

Chief Executive Officer

Scarlett Alliance Sex Workers Association

Scarlett Alliance representative

Linda

Forbes

Manager, Policy and Communications

Australian Federations AIDS Organisations (AFAO)

AFAO representative

Daniel

Gallant

Manager

HIV/HCV Policy & Programs,  SA Health

BBVSS representative

Roger

Garsia

Chairman, NSW Ministerial Committee on HIV and STI (CAS); Immunopathologist

RPAH Immunology Laboratory

Sydney Local Health District

NSW CAS

Royal Australasian College of Pathologists   (RCPA) representative

Andrew

Grulich

Head, HIV Epidemiology & Prevention Program

The Kirby Institute, UNSW

The Kirby Institute

Rebecca

Guy

Senior Lecturer and Post-doctoral Research Fellow

The Kirby Institute, UNSW

The Kirby Institute

Darren

 

Russell

 

Director Sexual Health Service

Cairns Sexual Health Clinic

MACBBVS Representative

Michael

Kidd

Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University
& Chair, Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections (MACBBVS)

Flinders University and MACBVSS

MACBBVS representative

Jane

Valerie

Koerner

Mercer

Departmental Officer

Director

BBV and STI section,  Health Protection Programs Branch, Dept. of Health and Ageing

DoHA representative

Sue

Laing

Senior Policy and Planning Officer - HIV

Sexual Health and BBV Program, Dept. of Health WA

BBVSS WA representative

Daniel

Madeddu

Acting Manager, HIV STIs

HIV & STI Branch, NSW Health 

NSW Health 

Ronald

McCoy

Senior Medical Educator gplearning RACGP Adjunct Lecturer

Central Clinical School University of Sydney

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners representative

Cathy

Pell

Sexual Health Physician and General Practitioner

Taylor Square Private Clinic, Sydney (general practice)

Invited member

Jeffrey

Post

Senior Staff Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Prince of Wales Hospital

POWH - Infectious Diseases

ASHM representative

Bill

Rawlinson

Senior Medical Virologist (POW/SEALS) & Chairman (RCPA Serology QAP)

Prince of Wales Hospital/SEALS & Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)

Public Health laboratory Network representative

Mark

Saunders

Project Officer

STI and BBV Program National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

NACCHO representative

Ben

Wilcock

AFAO-NAPWA Education Team

AFAO

AFAO representative

 Sean

 Brennan

 Sexual Health and BBV Program

 Dept. Health & Ageing, WA

 Dept Health & Ageing, WA

 Phillip

 Keen

 Program Co-ordinator

 The Kirby Institute, UNSW

 The Kirby Institute

 Alun

 Richards

 Director, BBV and STIs

Communicable Diseases Unit

Queensland Dept Health

 BBVSS

Liza

Doyle

Manager, HIV/STI Program

ASHM

ASHM secretariat

Vicki

Bowden

Senior Project Officer

ASHM  

ASHM secretariat

 Paula

 Runnals

 Senior Project Officer

 ASHM

 ASHM secretariat

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HCV ERC Members 2016-2017

 

 FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

POSITION

ORGANISATION

AFFILIATION ON ERC

Bob

Batey

Clinical Professor of Medicine University of Sydney; Professorial Fellow, Flinders University at Department of Medicine, Alice Springs Hospital, NT

University of Sydney; Alice Springs Hospital

Chair

Edmund

Tse

Gastroenterologist

Royal Adelaide Hospital; ALA/GESA

ALA/ GESA representative

Bill

Rawlinson

Senior Medical Virologist (POW/SEALS) & Chairman (RCPA SerologyThe testing for the presence, evidence of, or quantity of antibodies specific for infectious or other agents, biochemistry, or substances in blood (serum or plasma or whole blood) QAP)

Prince of Wales Hospital/SEALS; Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)

PHLN representation

Susan

Best

Director

National Serology Reference Laboratory (NRLNational Serology Reference Laboratory, Australia )

NRL representative

Scott

Bowden

A/Prof

Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)

VIDRL representative

Judith

Lisa

Bevan

Bastian

Senior Policy and Planning Officer

Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program, Department of Health WA

BBVSSBlood Borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infection Subcommitee representative

Joseph

Doyle

Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer

The Alfred & Monash University Department of Infectious Diseases;

Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases

ASID representative

Carla

Treloar

Deputy Director

Centre for Social Research in Health

(CSRH)

CSRH representative

Michelle

McNiven

Director, IVD Reforms, Business Improvement Section

Therapeutic Goods Administration

TGATherapeutic Goods Administration representative

Kevin

Marriott

Director – Policy and Programs

Hepatitis Australia

Community representative

Robert

Marlene

Monaghan

Kong

Project Officer

Program Head

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program

The Kirby Institute

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, The Kirby Institute, representative

Jude

Byrne

Senior Project Officer

National Hepatitis C and other BBVs/STIs Program

Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)

AIVL representative

Teresa

Gorondi

Director, Blood Borne Viruses & Sexually Transmissible Infections Section

BBV and STI Section – Australian Government Department of Health

Australian Government Department of Health representative

Jennie

Hood

Assistant Director, Blood Borne Viruses & Sexually Transmissible Infections Section

BBV and STI Section – Australian Government Department of Health

Australian Government Department of Health representative

Michael

Lidman

Policy Officer

BBV and STI Section – Health Protection Policy Branch, Office of Health Protection

Australian Government Department of Health representative

Sonja

Hill

Senior Project Officer

ASHM

ASHM secretariat

 Communication Network

•ACH2; - Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research
•NCHECR - National Centre in; Epidemiology and Clinical Research
•ARCSHS - Australian Research Council for Sex Health and Society
•NCHSR -National Centre for HIV Social Research
NPAAC -National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Committee
•MSAC - Medical Services Advisory Committee
•NATA - National Association of Testing Authorities
•ANA - Anwernekenhe National Alliance
•AIVL - Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League
•Multicultural HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis C Service
•HFA- Haemophilia Foundation Australia
•AGPN - Australian General Practice Network
•AChSM -Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine
•RACP -; Royal Australasian College of Physicians
•RACGP- Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners
•AHA - Australasian Hepatology Association
•ALA- Australian Liver Association
•RCPA- Royal College of Pathologists of Australia
•ARCBS - Australian Red Cross Blood Service
•ACM - Australian College of Midwives
RANZCOG - The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and; Gynaecologists
•Justice Health
•BBVSS of the AHPPC - Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee

Response to Consultations;

1st Round of Consultations (August 2011)

2nd Round of Consultations (September- October 2011)

Children's Hospital at Westmead;(Janine Sawyer)

Australian College of Midwives (Caroline Homer)

Royal College of Pathologists Australia - RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Pty Ltd (A/Prof Peter Stewart) Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (Michael Frommer)
RCPA (Debra Graves – Chief Executive Officer) Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (David Baker)
  Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (David Fowler)
 

Graeme Cooksley – ASHM Board Member – University of Queensland

 

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (Zhihong Gu)

  Haemophilia Foundation Australia (Sharon Caris)
  Hepatitis NSW (Stuart Loveday and Andrew Smith)
  Hepatitis Australia (Helen Tyrell)
  Hunter New England Health Infection Prevention & Control (John Ferguson) late submission (31/10/11)
  Multicultural HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Service (Tadgh McMahon)
  National Centre for HIV Social Research (Max Hopwood)
  Pathology Queensland (Graeme Nimmo)
  Pathwest (David Speers)
  Public Health Laboratory Network PHLN (David Smith)
  Glenn Smith – (Personal submission)
  Queensland Health Communicable Diseases Branch (Christine Selvey)
  Roche Diagnostics (Christian Hawkins)
  St George Liver Clinic (Christine Janssen)
  South Australia Pathology (Paul Goldwater)
  SHAIDS, Sexual Health Clinic, Lismore (Natalie Edmiston)
  UCSD (Robert Gish) – late submission (28/10/11)

 

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