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Hepatitis B & C Training Program and Treatment Update

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Overview

Conference Overview

Up to 5.3 million people—2 percent of the U.S. population—are living with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C. These diseases are more common than HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Yet, because hepatitis B and hepatitis C often present no symptoms, most people who have them are unaware until they develop liver cancer or liver disease many years later.

A January 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) study, entitled Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C finds that despite the prevalence of the diseases, they are not widely recognized as serious public health problems and states:

“An estimated 1.2–2 million people in the United States are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 2.7–3.9 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Lack of awareness about the prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis in the United States and about the proper methods and target populations for screening and medical management of chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C contributes to continuing transmission; missing of opportunities for prevention, including vaccination; missing of opportunities for early diagnosis and medical care; and poor health outcomes in infected people.”

The Scripps National Hepatitis B & C Training Program and Treatment Update will contribute towards increas¬ing the number of health care practitioners educated on the prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis, as well as those properly preventing, diagnosing, treating, and/or refer¬ring patients with chronic illness; therefore contributing towards prevention of new cases and improved manage-ment of already infected patients.

Conference Highlights

  • Updates on the latest clinical guidelines with patient-focused sessions addressing hepatitis C in the morning and hepatitis B in the afternoon.
  • Local experts providing an interdisciplinary team approach to treatment with physician and midlevel provider faculty.
  • Intimate learning environment with limited attendance per city.
  • Interactive formats including practical case studies, small group discussion, and question and answer opportunities throughout.
  • Receive up to 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Convenient local venues and affordable registration fee.

Target Audience

  • Family Practice Physicians
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Hepatologists
  • Infectious Disease Specialists
  • Internists
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants

Dates and Locations
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June 22, 2013
Houston, Texas

Omni Houston Galleria
Four Riverway
Houston, Texas 77056
713-871-8181

July 13, 2013
Los Angeles, California
LA Hotel Downtown
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-617-1133

July 20, 2013
San Francisco, California
Omni San Francisco Hotel
500 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-677-9494

September 7, 2013
New York, New York
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
212-398-1900

October 5, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana
Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel
700 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-613-2330

October 19, 2013
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC
625 South Ashland Avenue at Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
312-491-1234

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