Elimination of Hepatitis C and Drug Abuse in the Criminal Justice System

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Webinar hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination
Thursday, May 5th | 3-4:30 pm ET
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https://taskforce-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Z5_GbdyQK2bnWiEt1ppWw      

In the first year of the "Moving from Hepatitis Discovery to Elimination: NIH Research Advancing Hepatitis Elimination" series, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) hosted a webinar presenting the latest research related to HCV testing and treatment among persons who use drugs and/or incarcerated. See the full webinar here: https://www.globalhep.org/webinars/collaborative-research-hepatitis-c-identification-and-treatment-among-persons-who-inject

In year two of the webinar series, NIDA will host a second webinar focused on collaborative research on expanding access to hepatitis C prevention, testing and treatment and treatment of drug abuse within the criminal justice system.

Presentations will include:

  • Dr. Matthew Akiyama, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Hepatitis C and drug abuse in the criminal justice system: Advanced care coordination and enhanced linkage and retention among transitional reentrants living with hepatitis C
  • Dr. Risha Irvin, Johns Hopkins Medical School | Hepatitis C testing and treatment in Louisiana: A model for national hepatitis elimination

A round-table discussion will follow with comments from:

  • Dr. Rick Altice, Yale School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Dr. David Thomas, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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