Implications of the Hepatitis C Epidemic on Women & Children

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Recorded On: 09/07/2018

Chronic hepatitis C infection remains a major public health burden with substantial morbidity and mortality. In this program, expert hepatologists will provide a state-of-the-art update on the evolving epidemiology, natural history, and evidence-based management of hepatitis C infection in women of child-bearing age, pregnancy, and children.

Dawn S. Harrison (Moderator)

Dawn S. Harrison is a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing from Radford University in Radford, Virginia and then earned her Master's of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Graceland University in Independence, Missouri.  Her Doctoral of Nursing Practice degree was acquired from The University of Alabama in Tusculoosa, Alabama. She holds a national certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as Family Nurse Practitioner. 

Joseph K. Lim (Moderator)

Joseph K. Lim, MD, FAASLD is a Professor of Medicine in the Section of Digestive Diseases and Yale Liver Center at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT where he serves as Director of the Viral Hepatitis Program.  He runs an active outcomes research and clinical trials program addressing viral hepatitis and fatty liver disease.  He is a member of the steering committee for the AASLD HCV SIG.

 

Nancy S. Reau

Dr. Nancy Reau is currently Associate Director of Solid Organ Transplantation and Section Chief of Hepatology at Rush University Medical Center. Dr Reau’s research interest is in viral hepatitis drug development as well as utilisation. She has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews, editorials and online programmes, as well as several book chapters, and two books. She is the editor in chief for Clinical Liver Disease, the AASLD multimedia journal.  She was one of the original authors of the AASLD/IDSA hepatitis C guidance document.  She is currently a member of the steering committee for the hepatitis C special interest group for the AASLD and is a member of the gastroenterology writing committee for the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

Tatyana Kushner

Tatyana Kushner, MD, MSCE, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Liver Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She completed her medical school and internal medicine training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a fellowship in gastroenterology and a masters in clinical epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, and a fellowship in transplant hepatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her research focuses on both epidemiologic and patient-centered outcomes in viral hepatitis, with an emerging focus in the area of women’s health and pregnancy care, and the goal of developing and studying interventions to improve clinical outcomes in this patient population. She has recently established a Women's Liver Clinic at Mount Sinai in order to enhance the diagnosis and management of liver disease during pregnancy and post-delivery, particularly of hepatitis B and hepatitis C. 

 

Karen Murray

Dr. Karen Murray is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology. In addition to providing clinical care in gastroenterology, hepatology and transplantation, she has an active clinical research program. Her main focus is childhood liver disease, especially the treatment of hepatitis B and C viral infections, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cholestatic liver diseases in childhood. Murray is a professor of pediatrics at University of Washington School of Medicine and past president of Seattle Children’s medical staff. She is on the steering committees of three National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases clinical research networks related to her research.

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