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Target Audience:

This educational program is targeted to healthcare providers who specialize in the management of persons who use drugs (PWUD).

Educational Objectives:

On completion of this activity, the participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss data on the incidence, prevalence and transmission of HCV in incarcerated individuals
  • Describe the detrimental effects of chronic HCV to emphasize the need for diagnosis and treatment in incarcerated individuals
  • Discuss updates in screening mandates and treatment guidelines for HCV including the importance of harm reduction and prevention of reinfection.
  • Propose that HCV elimination is possible now that many prior HCV treatment obstacles have been removed

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie and Gilead.

In collaboration with:

Provided by

Triple E for HCV Satellite Symposium
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Meeting room: Yucatan 1 - 3

1000 W Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32830

Workshop: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

On-site registration is available.
Space is limited;so please arrive by 12:30 pm.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Faculty

Douglas Dieterich, MD

Director, Institute for Liver Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Division of Liver Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Stevan A. Gonzalez, MD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Texas A&M College of Medicine
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
Simmons Transplant Institute
Baylor All Saints Medical Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Grant Mitchell, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
New York, New York

Andrew H. Talal, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Research and Clinical Care in Liver Disease
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

Agenda

1:00 PM

Welcome and introduction

Andrew H. Talal, MD, MPH

1:05 PM

Transmission, Epidemiology and Natural History

Stevan A. Gonzalez, MD, MS

1:45 PM

Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

Andrew H. Talal, MD, MPH

2:25 PM

Management and Treatment Update

Douglas Dieterich, MD

3:05 PM

Addiction and HCV Treatment Acceptance: Barriers & Solutions

Grant Mitchell, MD

3:45 PM

Panel discussion and Q&A

3:55 PM

Closing remarks and adjournment

                               
 
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