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					                     CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Breakout Sessions: To ensure we have enough seating at each session, please indicate the
sessions you plan to attend.
October 18, 2007 (choose only one for each breakout session number)

      A-1 • Therapeutic Challenges in Liver Transplantation—Ahmad Jawad, M.D.
      A-2 • Hepatitis B Testing and Education for Asian, Hispanic, and African Immigrants—Richard
      Lee, R.Ph., MPH
      A-3 • Getting Hepatitis-Positive Clients into Treatment—Owen Simwale and Chris Taylor, MPH

   General Plenary Session • Hepatitis C Testing and Case Management: Results from local
   programs—Tamara Brickham, MPH and Susan Duff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   P E N N S Y LV A N I A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007 VIRAL HEPATITIS
      B-1 • Hepatitis Treatment Options: Managing treatment failures and defaulters—David Sass, M.D.
      B-2 • Hepatitis Risk Assessment in Primary Care—Amy Jessop, Ph.D., MPH
      B-3 • Hepatitis A and B Vaccines for Hepatitis C Patients—Owen Simwale

   General Session • Deadly Combo: Managing hepatitis, HIV, opioid and drug dependency—Felipe
   Arias, M.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bridging Care, Testing,
Special Dietary Needs:                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Treatment and Prevention
   Diabetic           Vegetarian
                                                                                                       CONFERENCE CENTER
   Food allergies/Other: (Please list) ___________________________________________________
Personal Information: To ensure we can read your information, please print clearly or type.            Radisson Hotel Monroeville is a fine hotel in the beautiful part of Pittsburgh. It has free parking for guests. A limited
                                                                                                       number of rooms will be reserved for conference participants at $89 per night until August 31, 2007. Room reserva-
Name: __________________________________________________________________________                       tions will be made under the code: VHC.

Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip: _____________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                       We welcome abstracts related to conference topics to be submitted for inclusion in our conference booklet. For
Phone: ( _____ )______________________         E-mail: ____________________________________            information regarding poster and abstract submission, please send an e-mail to or call
                                                                                                       71 7-346-2272. Submission deadline is September 10, 2007. Posters will compete for a prize and a paid-for oppor-
Amount enclosed: (check or money order only) $ ____________          Today’s date: ______________      tunity to present at a national conference.

                                                                                                       ANNUAL AWARDS
                                                                                                       We will award three physicians, three community organizers, and three patient advocates for their work on viral
                                                                                                       hepatitis in Pennsylvania. Kindly submit your nominations by July 15, 2007 to Nominations will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OCTOBER 18 and 19, 2007
                                                                                                       be based on peer excellence, community service and advocacy for hepatitis activities. Nominated candidates will
                                                                                                       receive a state award of excellence from the Department of Health, Hepatitis Programs.                                                        Radisson Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Monroeville, PA
                                                                                                       LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     JOINTLY SUPPORTED BY:
                                                                                                       Home to the Pittsburgh Steelers – Pittsburgh is one of the finest cities in Pennsylvania. The conference                               Eastern Pennsylvania Hepatitis C Coalition
                                                                                                       hotel is Downtown Pittsburgh - 15 minutes, Pennsylvania Turnpike - minutes away
                                                                                                       Atria's, PNC Park - 1 miles, Grand Concourse, Station Square, Pittsburgh -1 m, Kennywood
                                                                                                                            1                                                        1                                                                   Gilead Sciences, Inc.
                                                                                                       Amusement Park, Pittsburgh Zoo - 7 miles and Sandcastle Water Park - 7 miles                                                    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hepatitis B Foundation
                                                                                                       ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                                                                                                                        HepTREC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pennsylvania Department of Health
                                                                                                       The planners of this conference wish to express their gratitude to:
                                                                                                         the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Gilead Sciences—Stop Hepatitis B Program, Novartis                                               AIDS Education and Training Center
                                                                                                         Pharmaceuticals, and GlaxoSmithKline for their support in the implementation of this conference;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals
                                                                                                         the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its support in the planning of this conference; and
                                                                                                         the Hepatitis B Foundation and Eastern PA Hepatitis C Coalition for their support in the planning and                                          Roche Pharmaceuticals
                                                                                                         implementation of this conference.
PURPOSE                                                                                                        ACCREDITATION AND DISCLOSURE                                                                                                           CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
This conference will provide updates on the latest guidelines and best practices for the prevention, care,     Educational credits for CRNP, PA-C, ACPE, RN, LPN, LSW, LCSW, CEU, and PCB are being considered for                 Please complete both sides of this brochure. Make check or money order payable to EPAHCC,
and treatment of viral hepatitis, and managing co-occurring conditions such as substance abuse and             each target audience and session. Please contact Owen Simwale @ 71        7-346-2272 for information                 and label it “conference registration.” Sorry, we are not able to accept credit or debit cards.
mental illness. We shall also address issues such as health disparities, stigma, hepatitis among the incar-    about specific education credits. And specify on your registration form the type of credits you are seeking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SEND YOUR COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAYMENT TO:
cerated, and policy for liver disease. This is the only opportunity in Pennsylvania, apart from the AASLD      It is the policy of the Accrediting Agency to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor
2006 Liver meeting, for program managers, clinicians, policy makers, legal entities, human services            in all its sponsored educational programs. All faculty are required to disclose to the program audience the              EPAHCC, Attn: Howard Kindred Sr., RD# 8 Box 8585M, E. Stroudsburg, PA 18301
workers, public health workers, funding agencies, drug manufacturers, and the general public to share          approved or investigational status of all generic drugs or products under discussion and any real or                                                      1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Or call toll free 1-866-869-121 for more information about the conference.
concerns and ideas about increasing access to testing, treatment, and prevention of viral hepatitis. This      apparent conflicts of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the program. This                  A confirmation card will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.
conference should allow us to translate emerging scientific findings and policy advances into action.          pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other cor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Refunds: A 25% processing fee will be deducted from all requested cancellations made prior to
                                                                                                               porations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               September 15, 2007. After October 1, 2007 this conference is locked into space and food ordered;
                                                                                                               intent of this policy is not to prevent faculty with a potential conflict of interest from making a presenta-
PRIMARY LEARNING OBJECTIVES                                                                                    tion; it is intended that any conflict should be identified openly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               therefore, we regret that we will not be able to provide any form of refund after October 1, 2007.

                                                                                                               PSNA: The Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is an approved provider of                Registration Fees: Please indicate which days and what type of registration you are submitting.
At the end of the Conference, participants will be able to:                                                    continuing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American            Pre-conference—October 18, 2007 (Pre-conference fees also cover full conference fees.)
  1 Understand the burden and consequences of viral hepatitis in Pennsylvania.                                 Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity qualifies for 6.2 contact hours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Early Registration: $20 (Registration form received on or before August 30, 2007).
  2 Appreciate clinical and scientific advances in viral hepatitis emerging from the American                  LSW/LCSW: 5.0 credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the
                                                                                                               University of Pittsburgh School of Social work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing educa-                 Regular Registration: $30 (Registration form received after August 30, 2007).
    Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
                                                                                                               tion. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW renewal.                                                     Day of Conference: $50 (Check or cash only) NOTE: We will not be able to accept credit or
  3 Identify strategic partnerships and lessons for effective program implementation and patient care.
                                                                                                               PCB: This program qualifies for 5.2 hours Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) credit under Provider                  debit cards.
  4 Examine the latest therapeutical options for non-responders and liver-transplant recipients.
                                                                                                               Status Agreement #251.                                                                                               Friday, October 19, 2007 (No need to pay if you already paid pre-conference fees.)
  5 Examine the effectiveness of hepatitis C testing and case management in substance abuse
                                                                                                               CEU: The Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center, Department of Infectious                          Early Registration: $20 (Registration form received on or before August 30, 2007).
    treatment facilities.
                                                                                                               Diseases and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, awards Continuing Education Units to individuals who
  6 Review strategies for improving compliance to treatment and vaccinations.                                                                                                                                                          Regular Registration: $30 (Registration form received after August 30, 2007).
                                                                                                               enroll in certain educational activities. This program is awarded .52 continuing education credits.
  7 Examine community-prison release programs in Pennsylvania.                                                                                                                                                                         Day of Conference: $50 (Check or cash only) NOTE: We will not be able to accept credit or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       debit cards.
  8 Identify clinical and preventive resources for viral hepatitis testing and case management in
    Pennsylvania.                                                                                              PRE-CONFERENCE AGENDA • October 18, 2007                                                                        Continuing Education: (Please indicate what type of continuing education credit you will be
                                                                                                               Pre-Conference Meeting                                                                                             AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
TARGET AUDIENCE                                                                                                5:30–6:00 p.m. • Registration                                                                                      APRN with Pharmacology
                                                                                                               6:00–7:00 p.m. • Networking Dinner                                                                                 Nursing
Hepatitis B and C are the most common chronic blood-borne infections in Pennsylvania. Hepatitis C              8:00–8:15 p.m. • Lecture: HIV/HCV Co-Infection, an Update
alone occurs four times more than HIV and is emerging to be the leading cause of mortality in HIV-             8:00–8:15 p.m. • Evaluation and wrap-up: Mid-Atlantic AETC                                                         LSW/LCSW
Hepatitis C co-infected individuals. Over the next decade we will be faced with a huge burden of Liver                                                                                                                            CADAC Substance Abuse Counselors
Cancer and related co-occurring infections. The time to prepare for these challenges is now.                                                                                                                                      First Responder/EMT
This conference has targeted sessions for health care providers from around the state including local          CONFERENCE AGENDA • October 19, 2007                                                                            Special Physical Needs: To help us arrange for accommodations, please list any special physical
health departments, AIDS service organizations, substance abuse providers, community-based organi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               needs that you may have.
zations, correctional facilities, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, health     8:00–8:40 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
educators, and social workers who participate in the care of patients at risk for or infected with hepatitis                                                                                                                      Wheelchair Access
                                                                                                                 8:40–9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks: Bruce Dixon, M.D.                                                              Other: (Please list) ______________________________________________________________
B, C, or co-infected with HIV. The conference has special sessions for specific populations; even patients
are welcome to attend. Educational credits will be given for each session accordingly.                          9:00–10:15 a.m. Keynote Address:
                                                                                                                                 David Sass, M.D.; Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology; Chris Taylor, MPH; Molli
                                                                                                                                 Conti; Aubrey Orgin
FEATURED SPEAKERS                                                                                              10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
                                                                                                               10:30–11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                 A-1: Therapeutical Challenges in Liver Transplantation—Ahmad Jawad, M.D.
President • Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology or Designee
                                                                                                                                 A-2: Hepatitis B Testing and Education for Asian, Hispanic, and African
Bruce Dixon, M.D. • Director, Allegheny Department of Health                                                                            Immigrants—Richard Lee, R.Ph., MPH
Chris Taylor, MPH • National Program Manager, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS                                      A-3: Getting Hepatitis-Positive Clients into Treatment—moderated by Owen
Directors (NASTAD)                                                                                                                      Simwale and Chris Taylor, MPH
Felipe Arias, M.D. • Addiction and ID Specialist, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Pennsylvania                          11:30–12:30 p.m. Lunch
Tamara Brickham, MPH • Philadelphia Department of Health                                                       12:30–1:30 p.m. General Plenary Session
                                                                                                                                 Hepatitis C Testing and Case Management: Results from local programs—Tamara
Molli Conti • Vice President, Hepatitis B Foundation                                                                             Brickham, MPH and Susan Duff
Richard Lee, R.Ph., MPH • Medical Liaison Scientist, Gilead Sciences                                             1:30–1:45 p.m. Break
David Sass, M.D. • Director, Hepatology Fellowship, UPMC                                                         1:45–2:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Linda Frank, Ph.D. • Director, Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education Training Center                                                       B-1: Hepatitis Treatment Options: Managing treatment failures and defaulters—
                                                                                                                                        David Sass, M.D.
Aubrey Orgin • Youth advocate and hepatitis survivor
                                                                                                                                 B-2: Hepatitis Risk Assessment in Primary Care—Amy Jessop, Ph.D., MPH
Amy Jessop, Ph.D., MPH • Director of Education and Research, HepTREC                                                             B-3: Hepatitis A and B Vaccines for Hepatitis C Patients—Owen Simwale
Ahmad Jawad, M.D. • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center                                                      3:00–4:00 p.m. General Session
Susan Duff • Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs                                                                                 Deadly Combo: Managing hepatitis, HIV, opioid and drug dependency—Felipe Arias, M.D.
                                                                                                                 4:00–4:15 p.m. Award of Excellence, Evaluation and Wrap-Up—Mid-Atlantic AETC

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