Leon Schiff SOA: Acute on Chronic Liver Failure
Recorded On: 10/24/2017
As HCV therapies now achieve high rates of SVR across a broad spectrum of individuals in patient care, there is a need to consider those HCV-infected persons who are not or may have difficulty accessing care or engaging in HCV therapy. Additionally, aspects related to prevention of reinfection are relevant in these difficult to reach populations. This program is targeting HCV SIG clinicians, public and global health experts as well as patient advocates with the goal of sharing expertise on how to improve the cascade of care in the “difficult to reach” populations.
Dr. Garcia-Tsao is Professor of Medicine, Chief of Digestive Diseases and Program Director of the Hepatitis C Resource Center at Veteran’s Administration-Connecticut Healthcare System, as well as Director of Clinical and Translational Core at Yale Liver Center. She is a past president of AASLD. She received her M.D. and training at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. Her primary research focus is on clinical research which focuses on cirrhosis and its complications, and she also is involved in the study of bacterial infections in cirrhosis, a complication that is often overlooked.