National Hepatitis B&C Training Program and Treatment Update 2013

Venue: San Diego Marriott La Jolla

Location: La Jolla, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 08, 2013 / 10:19 pm - (PST)
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Conference Overview

Up to 5.3 million people—2 percent of the U.S. population—are living with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C. These diseases are more common than HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Yet, because hepatitis B and hepatitis C often present no symptoms, most people who have them are unaware until they develop liver cancer or liver disease many years later.

A January 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) study, entitled Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C finds that despite the prevalence of the diseases, they are not widely recognized as serious public health problems and states:

“An estimated 1.2–2 million people in the United States are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 2.7–3.9 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Lack of awareness about the prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis in the United States and about the proper methods and target populations for screening and medical management of chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C contributes to continuing transmission; missing of opportunities for prevention, including vaccination; missing of opportunities for early diagnosis and medical care; and poor health outcomes in infected people.”

The Scripps National Hepatitis B & C Training Program and Treatment Update will contribute towards increas¬ing the number of health care practitioners educated on the prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis, as well as those properly preventing, diagnosing, treating, and/or refer¬ring patients with chronic illness; therefore contributing towards prevention of new cases and improved manage-ment of already infected patients.

Conference Highlights

  • Updates on the latest clinical guidelines with patient-focused sessions addressing hepatitis C in the morning and hepatitis B in the afternoon.
  • Local experts providing an interdisciplinary team approach to treatment with physician and midlevel provider faculty.
  • Intimate learning environment with limited attendance per city.
  • Interactive formats including practical case studies, small group discussion, and question and answer opportunities throughout.
  • Receive up to 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Convenient local venues and affordable registration fee.

Target Audience

  • Family Practice Physicians
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Hepatologists
  • Infectious Disease Specialists
  • Internists
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants

Dates and Locations  

June 8, 2013 San Diego, California San Diego Marriott La Jolla 4240 La Jolla Village Drive La Jolla, CA 92037 858-587-1414

June 15, 2013 Miami, Florida Hilton Miami Downtown 1601 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33132 305-374-0000

June 15, 2013 Washington, DC Hyatt Regency Crystal City 2799 Jefferson Davis HWY Arlington, VA 22202 703-418 1234

June 22, 2013 Houston, Texas Omni Houston Galleria Four Riverway Houston, Texas 77056 713-871-8181

July 13, 2013 Los Angeles, California LA Hotel Downtown 333 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 213-617-1133

July 20, 2013 San Francisco, California Omni San Francisco Hotel 500 California Street San Francisco, CA 94104 415-677-9494

September 7, 2013 New York, New York New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway New York, New York 10036 212-398-1900

October 5, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel 700 Tchoupitoulas Street New Orleans, LA 70130 504-613-2330

October 19, 2013 Chicago, Illinois Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC 625 South Ashland Avenue at Harrison Street Chicago, IL 60607 312-491-1234


4240 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla
United States