Thursday, January 15, 2015
Event begins at 6:45pm
Metcalf Research Complex
Brown University, 190 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
Hepatitis C infects millions of Americans, among them thousands of Rhode Islanders. Most don’t know they have it. Could that be you? If you’re a baby boomer, had a blood transfusion before 1992,or ever injected or snorted drugs, you could be at risk. The good news is we finally have new drugs that can cure hepatitis C. The bad news? We aren’t screening much for HCV. Also, treatment is costly. Who will pay?
Join Rhode Island Public Radio, Rhode Island Public Health Institute, and the Brown University School of Public Health for a radio broadcast event exploring both costs and the public health opportunity associated with HCV screening, treatment and cure. The event is free, but reservations are encouraged.
Live stream of the event available here.
Health Care Reporter,
Rhode Island Public Radio
Michael Poshkus, MD
Thundermist Health Center
Amy Nunn, ScD
Rhode Island Public Health Institute,
Assistant Professor of Public Health, Brown University
Thomas Sepe, MD
Director, Liver Center at University Gastroenterology & Clinical Associate Professor
Thomas Stopka, PhD
Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Lynn Taylor, MD
RI Defeats Hep C,
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Brown University and the Miriam Hospital