National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
Please join us for a webinar on December 13, 2017, 12:00 pm Eastern, on hepatitis C among pregnant women. The webinar will feature five healthcare professionals who will provide information about increasing rates of hepatitis C among women of childbearing potential and pregnant women. The webinar will also include a discussion of whether expanded hepatitis C screening among pregnant women is warranted.
Our panelists include: Jorge Mera, MD, Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service (Moderator); Kimberly Page, Ph.D., MPH, MS, Professor and Chief of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Preventive Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center; Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Division of Neonatology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Kathy Sanders, RN, MSN, Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program Coordinator, Kentucky Department for Public Health; and Sarah Schillie, MD, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC.
Webinar – Update from Dr. John Ward
Please join us for a webinar on December 7, 2017, 1:30 pm Eastern featuring Dr. John Ward, Director of the Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Ward will provide a progress report on efforts to eliminate hepatitis B and C in the United States. Following his presentation, Dr. Ward will answer questions and address comments from participants.
Webinar Archive – Meaningful Engagement of Participants in Hepatitis C Work
An archive of NVHR’s webinar in partnership with the Urban Survivor’s Union, People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, and Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition about our More than Tested, Cured project and meaningful engagement of participants in hepatitis C work is now available. A copy of the slides and recording of the webinar archive can be accessed here.
NVHR 15 Year Anniversary Dinner Recap
Thank you to everyone who attended NVHR’s 15 year anniversary dinner on October 19, 2017. We enjoyed an evening of celebrating our work together to end hepatitis B and C in the United States. Several key NVHR partners provided their perspectives about opportunities ahead for NVHR and the hepatitis community. We also presented the first annual Gregg Allman Hepatitis C Leadership Award in Mr. Allman’s honor. This award was accepted by Michael Lehman, Mr. Allman’s longtime friend and manager.
You can read a summary of media reports of the dinner here. You can also view photos from the event, taken by Jason Dixson Photography, here.
NVHR thanks our many sponsors for supporting the dinner. You can view the list of sponsors on the event webpage.
NVHR Member Spotlight
Liver Health Connection, based in Denver, CO promotes liver health and provides education to patients, providers, public officials and the public, and supports and advocates on behalf of those affected by liver disease. Liver Health Connection’s services include a national helpline, free hepatitis C testing, patient navigation, and hepatitis B and C education classes for providers. Liver Health Connection is also a key partner with NVHR on our programmatic and policy priorities. Learn more about Liver Health Connection here.
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