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,
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
- 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.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Saturday) 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
University of California Riverside
302 Highlander Union Building