Hepatitis C: The "Silent Epidemic"

The program will educate providers and healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, care managers, counselors and all public health professionals.

 

Our speakers represent the experts from the state and across the nation to bring up to date information and training in a one-day program with general sessions and breakout sessions. 

The program will educate providers and healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, care managers, counselors and all public health professionals.

 

Our speakers represent the experts from the state and across the nation to bring up to date information and training in a one-day program with general sessions and breakout sessions. 

News Updates: Hepatitis C

Eliminating hepatitis C today could reduce future U.S. health care spending by $115 billion over the next decade.

 

Read more at www.catalyst.phrma.org/

Event Information:
February 24, 2016

Time: 8am-4pm ET

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
 

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May 18, 2016

Time: 8am-4pm ET

Hilton Scranton & Conference Center

 

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August 17, 2016

Time: 8am-4pm ET

Erie Ambassador Center

 

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October 18, 2016

Time: 8am-4pm ET

Williamsport Geneti Hotel & Suites

 

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REGISTRATION FEE: $25.00

Topics Include:

  • State of HCV in Pennsylvania and Review of Increasing Incidence in the under 30 age group

  • Hepatitis C Prevention Opportunities among People Who Inject Drugs: Confronting the Growing Epidemic

  • Linkage to Care

  • Hepatitis C Policy Landscape – A National, State & Local Review

  • Basic HCV drug talk that includes indications, contraindications, and drug choice based on genotype

  • Pipeline Drugs and Pending Therapies

  • Hepatitis/ HIV Co-Infection

  • How to counsel those who cannot get treatment

  • Addressing Hepatitis Disparities and Stigma (specifically IDU’s, MSM, Corrections)

  • Overcoming Psychiatric Barriers to Effective Hepatitis C Treatment

  • Nursing role in counseling those with HVC infection and accessing treatment

  • CLIA lab exclusion/discussion of reflex testing

  • HCV Rapid Antibody Testing course and certification

Additional Resources:

Addressing Hepatitis Disparities and Stigma

Nursing role in counseling those with HCV infection

Hepatitis C 

expanding care in an FQHC

D&A Treatment Facility's Experience Starting HCV Testing  On-site

Comparison of HCV Care Cascade at the Shadyside

CLA 17 SEP

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