2016 National Hepatitis B&C Training Program and Treatment Update
- Start Date:
- Saturday, 15 October, 2016
- End Date:
- Saturday, 15 October, 2016 5:00pm
- Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Hematology, Family Practice
Viral hepatitis is the seventh leading cause of death in the world, killing more people than traffic injuries, HIV and AIDS, or diabetes. Every year chronic viral hepatitis, of which hepatitis B and C are the most common forms, kills a million people, roughly 20,000 of them in the United States. These deaths could be prevented. Hepatitis B vaccine conveys 95 percent immunity, and new therapies for hepatitis C cure the vast majority of patients.
A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, released on April 11, 2016 concluded that both hepatitis B and C could be rare diseases in the United States, but there are substantial obstacles to meeting this goal. Many of those obstacles have implications for public policy -- which has clearly not kept pace with the depth of the problem.??This year's locations 7/23/2016 San Diego, CA 8/27/2016 New Orleans, LA 9/10/2016 Irvine, CA 9/17/2016 Weehawken, NJ 9/17/2016 Denver, CO 10/1/2016 Dallas. TX, 10/08/2016 Los Angeles, CA, 10/15/2016 Chicago, IL.
Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC 625 S Ashland Ave Chicago,
Conference organized by Scripps Conference Services
Scripps has a strong organizational commitment and long history of excellence in continuing medical education as reflected in the Scripps Health mission statement:Scripps strives to provide superior health services in a caring environment and to make a positive, measurable difference in the health of individuals in the communities we serve.
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