Hepatitis C Elimination at the Intersection of People Who Use Drugs and the Criminal Justice System [Hosted by NIDA]
May 5 2022
NIH Research Advancing Hepatitis Elimination
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 are 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 among persons who use drugs within the criminal justice system.
Presentations will include:
Hepatitis C in the criminal legal system: Using a health systems framework to understand challenges to and opportunities for elimination | Dr. Matthew Akiyama, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Hepatitis C testing and treatment in Louisiana: A model for national hepatitis elimination | Dr. Risha Irvin, Johns Hopkins Medical School
A round-table discussion will follow with comments from:
Dr. Frederick Altice, Yale School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. David Thomas, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Recordings to be posted shortly.