Education

HBV Casebook becomes Hepatitis Casebook

Updated 24 October 2013

The HBV Casebook website will soon be changing to Hepatitis Casebook, www.hepatitiscasebook.net. Hepatitis Casebook will contain all the existing content of HBV Casebook, but additionally will provide information about the management of hepatitis C, as well as new footage of a satellite symposium held at the British Association for the Study of the Liver annual meeting 2013. You will also be able to view Hepatitis Casebook on tablets and smart phones. Registered users of Hepatitis Casebook will receive an email about the launch of Hepatitis Casebook, inviting users to log in and create a new password. Users will be able to access the new website immediately. Please do not hesitate to email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any queries or concerns at this stage and they will be pleased to help.

The HBV Casebook website is an educational resource for healthcare professionals treating chronic hepatitis B. It includes a series of case studies and teaching materials, developed by an expert faculty. The programme has been approved for Distance-Learning Credits for the CPD Scheme of the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK.

The website has been revised to reflect the 2012 EASL clinical practice guidelines on the management of chronic hepatitis B virus infection. It also includes filmed footage from a satellite symposium at the BASL 2011 annual meeting. The symposium, 'Adherence in chronic hepatitis B therapy: the psychology, the science and the reality', was chaired by Dr John Dillon from NHS Tayside and University of Dundee.

  • Professor Rob Horne, Professor of Behavioural Medicine at the University of London, on understanding non-adherence lessons from the treatment of chronic conditions
  • Professor William Rosenberg, Joint Head of the Centre for Hepatology at University College London, on chronic hepatitis B: therapeutic goals and realistic outcomes

The symposium also includes case studies and a panel discussion. To access the symposium, please visit www.hbvcasebook.net, log in, click on the Satellite symposium button, and select BASL 2011.

Please note that you must register to use this high-quality, useful resource.

In addition to the interactive case studies on chronic hepatitis B management, HBV Casebook now contains learning modules designed specifically for healthcare professionals working in primary care.

These new primary care modules feature:

  • the role of primary care professionals in screening and vaccinating at-risk patients
  • a guide for when specialist referral for chronic hepatitis B management is appropriate
  • details on interpreting serological tests
  • understanding the course of chronic hepatitis B
  • a multiple choice quiz to assess your understanding of the modules
  • downloadable slides