‘PentaTr@ining: Viral Hepatitis in Children’ – online course launches!

05 Dec, 2022

On 5th December 2022, over 200 delegates from around the globe logged in for the kick-off of our exciting new online training course “PentaTr@ining: Viral Hepatitis in Children”. This interactive course, run on the dedicated PentaTr@ining virtual learning platform, will provide a space for students and faculty to work together and collaboratively solve problems around viral hepatitis in neonates and children worldwide. 

“We are delighted to launch our brand-new PentaTr@ining course on acute and chronic viral hepatitis. Our aim is to build knowledge and improve the skills of delegates from all around the world on the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric viral hepatitis. I am grateful to all the tutors of this online course for their substantial contribution to the development of different modules, which have been designed in a way that makes them accessible to every level of healthcare professional with an interest in infectious hepatitis in childhood.  Really looking forward to meeting and engaging with our students during the interactive live Q&A sessions!” — Prof. Giuseppe Indolfi – Course Lead

In line with the WHO response, Penta’s goal is to address specific knowledge gaps in order to establish best practices for the management, care and treatment of children living with viral hepatitis. Penta experts have identified the key issues concerning paediatric hepatic infections (i.e. acute hepatitis, chronic hepatitis, hepatitis B & C). We have developed a series of training modules within a child-centered teaching model to support ongoing learning needs using cutting edge e-learning methods. The training topics will be discussed via a series of expertly designed module presentations and virtual clinical cases, illustrated with tables and figures, and with links to major papers and relevant websites. Moreover, live ‘Ask the Expert’ webinars are incorporated into the training programme, where delegates will have the opportunity to submit and discuss specific burning questions with the course tutors in real-time.

Led by internationally recognized experts in their field, who are also part of the Penta Blood Borne Viruses Working Group, this course provides participants with the opportunity to share specialist knowledge and experience to improve their ability to diagnose and treat acute and chronic viral hepatitis in children. As well as that, the training offers a unique platform for creating new networking channels and further collaborations among all our participants, thus providing lasting links to promote the ongoing sharing of expertise in clinical care and research.

We are grateful to each of our sponsors of this course – KEDRION BiopharmaGilead Sciences Europe Ltd and ESPID. Their generosity and continued support, together with our robust network of training partners,are key to helping us build capacity among paediatric healthcare professionals working in even the most remote regions around the world!

Visit our PentaTr@ining webpage for more on our courses.

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