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National Hepatitis B & C Training Program and Treatment Update 2017

Conference Dates and Locations

Saturday, July 8, 2017, San Diego Marriott, La Jolla, California
Saturday, July 22, 2017, Marriott Union Square, San Francisco, California
Saturday, July 29, 2017, Hilton San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California
Saturday, August 5, 2017, Hilton St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana
Saturday, August 19, 2017, JW Marriott Downtown, Houston, Texas
Saturday, September 9, 2017, Hyatt Centric Times Square, New York, New York
Saturday, September 16, 2017, Irvine Marriott, Irvine, California

Course 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 National Hepatitis B & C Training Program and Treatment Update will contribute towards increasing the number of health care practitioners educated on the prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis, as well as those properly preventing, diagnosing, treating, and/or referring patients with chronic illness; therefore contributing towards prevention of new cases and improved management 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
  • Conference presentations will be available via a mobile app and the conference website. You are able to download, save and/or print these presentations from the mobile app and conference website onto your tablet, laptop or smart phone. A printed syllabus will not be provided
  • Interactive formats including practical case studies, small group discussion, and question and answer opportunities throughout
  • Receive up to 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Target Audience

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

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11025 N. Torrey Pines Rd. Ste 200
LaJolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 652-5400