Jana Van der Jagt
17 September 2017

Alcohol and the Liver

Is there a safe level of alcohol? Despite what our societal values may tell us, the answer may surprise you. Alcohol is an incredibly toxic substance that affects our bodies at a cellular level. Join Jana Van der Jagt as she explains the basics of alcohol intake on our livers.


Jana Van der Jagt


Jana Van der Jagt is a hepatology nurse practitioner from the Mid North Coast of NSW where she established and developed the Port Macquarie Liver Clinic. She has worked in the field of hepatology for 18 years. Her current roles include the provision of comprehensive liver disease assessment and management in private practice at Port Macquarie Gastroenterology as well as consultancy services developing and delivering education for healthcare workers. Particular interests include advanced liver disease, nurse education, and the development of responsive models of care. Jana’s qualifications include graduate diploma in critical care nursing, graduate diploma adult education and training, and a master of nursing (nurse practitioner).


Maree Wearne05 Jul 2018
Informative, presentation could have been more engaging.

Josie Wilson30 May 2018
Very informative lecture

Devika Nandanimala21 May 2018

Mary Rothery19 May 2018
Detailed account of effects of alcohol on the liver. Informative but mostly read from slides so not very engaging

Edmond Thaw16 May 2018
Good presentation

Jenna He03 May 2018

Susan Mitchell01 May 2018

sejinnam sejinnam22 Apr 2018
Brief but formative!

Maree Findlay11 Apr 2018
Was informative.

Michele Selby25 Mar 2018
Relevant information as alcohol is so prevalent in our society.

gary marshall21 Feb 2018
A good starting point for understanding the progression of alcohol induced liver disease and useful for educating patients.

Julia Margaret Speakman14 Feb 2018
Very interesting to know what is happening on a cellular level to the person with the illness. Will start to improve my ability to communicate better with the Doctor and further improve my understanding of pathology results.

Julia Margaret Speakman14 Feb 2018
Really interesting

Keith Wolf31 Dec 2017
Lots of very technical information which was interesting but not really what I required - I was looking for information that could provide simple patient education

Alison Wright31 Dec 2017
This was a very interesting lecture and my knowledge was updated on the current alcohol intake guidelines and stages of liver disease.

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