Hepatitis C 2010

Strategies for the New Decade

Conference Objectives

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is pleased to announce the 2010 Statewide Hepatitis C Conference to be
held Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in New York City.

The purpose of this conference is to provide the most up-to-date information on hepatitis C epidemiology, diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention, which will assist health and human service providers to offer the most effective care to persons infected with HCV. It is our hope that, by promoting collaborations and the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experience, we can continue to make advances in the prevention and management of HCV infection. By the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the Institute of Medicine's recommendations to reduce new hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections and the morbidity and mortality related to chronic viral hepatitis.
  • State the Mission and Vision of the NYSDOH Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan.
  • Describe the impact of persistent hepatitis C virus after successful treatment on HCV transmission and the risk for liver disease progression.
  • Summarize the outcomes of current hepatitis C treatment studies.
  • Describe methods to assess adherence to HIV treatments and their applicability to HCV treatments.
  • Discuss the impact of racial disparities on accessing HCV care and treatment for African Americans.
  • Describe the behavioral intervention used in The Study to Reduce Intravenous Exposures (STRIVE) aimed at reducing HCV risk behaviors among injection drug users.
  • Articulate the clinical consequences of resistance and develop strategies for managing patients with drugresistant HBV.
  • Discuss the treatment options for HBV in HIV-infected individuals.
  • Identify ways for implementing the NYSDOH Viral

Conference Format

The 2010 Statewide Hepatitis C Conference takes place on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, with registration from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Three plenary sessions will be offered from 9:15 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Participants will be able to choose two concurrent
sessions to attend from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.