New York Viral Hepatitis Summit

New York Viral Hepatitis Summit

The New York Viral Hepatitis Summit will feature a series of presentations and interactive discussions with medical experts, local public health officials, social service providers, and community health advocates about viral hepatitis and related health issues.

Intended for health care professionals, community-based organizations, and caretakers who are responsible for those affected by viral hepatitis, the summit will provide information and updates about the latest medical research, diagnosis and treatment options, and community health implications, with a particular focus on the impact of the infection on the black community.

The summit is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm


Session 1, 8:00 am – 9:40 am:

Opening Remarks – C. Virginia Fields, President and CEO, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA)

Hepatitis Overview: Research Diagnosis and Treatment – Joan A. Culpepper Morgan, MD, Harlem Hospital Center

Session 2, 9:50 am – 12:20 pm:

Sorting Out the Diagnostics – Geraldine Joseph, RPA-C, MPH, Ryan Network and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital

Hepatitis C: Update and Treatment – Marlene Taylor, PA, HIV/Hepatitis C Specialist, Montefiore Medical Center

Addressing Hepatitis/HIV-related Health Disparities and Stigma – Hadiyah Charles, Harm Reduction Coalition

Session 3, 12:30 – 3:40 pm (includes lunch break):

Viral Hepatitis and the Affordable Care Act – Frank Winter, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Overcoming Psychiatric Barriers to Effective Hepatitis C Treatment – Stephen John Ferrando, MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Hepatitis C/HIV Co-infection – Gloria Searson, ACSW, Founder and President, Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment (COPE)

Hepatitis Surveillance, Prevention and Control – Nirah Johnson, Director of Program Implementation and Capacity Building, NYC Department of Health

New York Viral Hepatitis Summit
Event Category: Health
When: March 20, 2014
Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Where: Harlem Hospital Center
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