Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week 2019

march, 2019

23mar9:00 AM1:30 PMFree Hepatitis-C CME Forum9:00 AM - 1:30 PM University of California Riverside, 302 Highlander Union BuildingEvent Categories:Conferences & Expos,Educational,Health

Event Details

The Desert AIDS Project presents a Free Hepatitis-C CME Forum.

Addressing the Hep C Public Health Crisis in the Coachella Valley

Learn the Best Strategies to Treat, Cure, and Refer

Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss the potential to eliminate Hepatitis C in the United States, including opportunities and challenges to implementing recommendations in the National Strategy to Eliminate the Public Health Threat of Hepatitis C.
  • Discuss HCV incidence and prevalence in the Coachella Valley, and the impact of HCV on at risk communities.
  • Discuss the provider’s role in addressing HCV among people who use drugs, including education, prevention, screening, a cure and reducing likelihood of reinfection.
  • Show the use of Fibroscan, a non-invasive diagnostics to assess a patient’s level of liver damage before treatment.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Tarek Hassanein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD

Tarek Hassanein, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist who specializes in liver disease. He provides care to patients at Southern California GI and Liver Centers, a clinical services collaborator of UC San Diego Health. Dr. Hassanein focuses his practice on the management of viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and care of patients before and after liver transplantation. Dr. Hassanein serves as the medical director of outreach services for the Liver Transplant Program Outreach Services at UC San Diego Health.


Dr. David Morris, Chief Medical Officer, Desert AIDS Project


Dr. Shubha Kerkar, MACP, Director of Infectious Disease, Desert AIDS Project

Dr. Tulika Singh, MS AAHIVS, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Desert AIDS Project

Dr. Christopher Foltz, Internal Medicine

Bruce Weiss, Director of Community Health

Jose de La Cruz, Community Health Diagnostics Testing and Outreach Coordinator

Sean Chow, PharmD

FibroScan demonstration: conducted by Matt Moran, MSN, NP, PHN, ANP-BC, AAHIVS, Senior Nurse Practitioner, Desert AIDS Project

Who should attend?

  • Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Physicians, and Gastroenterologists
  • Resident Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Social Service Providers, including substance use/addiction and mental health

Presented by: Desert AIDS Project

With support by: Gilead and UC Riverside

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by March 15, 2018.

For questions contact Jonathan Wynne at (760) 992-0428 or


(Saturday) 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM


University of California Riverside

302 Highlander Union Building