Hepatitis C: Cure, Cost, and Challenge

Jan 9, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Reception 6pm
Event begins at 6:45pm
Friedman Auditorium
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.

RSVP online here.

Live stream of the event available here.

Moderator:
Kristin Gourlay
Health Care Reporter,
Rhode Island Public Radio

Panelists:

Michael Poshkus, MD
Thundermist Health Center

Amy Nunn, ScD
Executive Director,
Rhode Island Public Health Institute,
Assistant Professor of Public Health, Brown University

Thomas Sepe, MD
Director, Liver Center at University Gastroenterology & Clinical Associate Professor
Brown University

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

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