Annual Summit

16th Annual Hepatitis C Summit

Thursday, July 18, 2019
9:00 am – 3:45 pm


The LINE Hotel
Gramercy Ballroom & Terrace
3515 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Summit Theme
End Hep C LA  

Summit Learning Objectives

  1. Describe Steps to Eradicate Hepatitis C in Los Angeles County
  2. Explain Strategies to Eliminate New HCV Among PWUDs
  3. Identify New Ways to Treat Hepatitis C in Priority Settings

Summit Agenda 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration, CE Check-In, Exhibition
Buffet Breakfast Served
Visit Display Tables

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Brian Risley, MFA, Chair, Hepatitis C Task Force for Los Angeles County (HCTF); APLA Health & Wellness

9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Global Hepatitis C Overview (Gramercy Ballroom)
Michael Ninberg, President, World Hepatitis Alliance

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visit Display Tables

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions I
Track I: Considerations for Treating Hepatitis C Virus in People Who Use Drugs (PWUD)
Arina Kuznetsova, MD, Principal Hepatology Medical Science Liaison, Abbvie (Note: This presentation does not confer CE credit)

Track II: Identifying and Managing Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C
Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, David Geffen School of Medicine

Track III: End the Epidemics: Eradicating Hepatitis C, HIV and STDs in California (Gramercy Ballroom)
Moderator: Craig Pulsipher, State Affairs Specialist, APLA Health
Panelists: Ryan Clary, Clary Strategies; Prabhu Gounder, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Anne Donnelly, HIV/HCV Care Policy Consultant

11:15a.m – 12:00p.m.
Buffet Lunch (Garden Terrace)
Visit Display Tables

Lunch Plenary
12:00p.m – 1:00p.m
Rising to the Challenge: Addressing Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment (Gramercy Ballroom)
Anthony Martinez, MD, University at Buffalo

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Dessert Break
Visit Display Tables

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions II
Track I: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Hepatitis C Therapy and Cure
Julio Gutierrez, MD, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Institute, St. Vincent Medical Center

Track II: Addressing Hepatitis C in Priority Settings: Corrections, Drug Treatment & Syringe Exchange (Gramercy Ballroom)
Moderator: Rachel McLean, MPH, Director, Viral Hepatitis Prevention, California Department of Public Health
Panelists: Prabhu Gounder, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Michael Ninberg, Executive Director, Hepatitis Education Project and National Hepatitis Corrections Network

2:30 p.m. – 3:30pm
Beyond the Cure: Treating the Mind, Body and Spirit (Gramercy Ballroom)
Neva Chauppette, PsyD

3:30pm – 3:35pm
Closing Remarks
Brian Risley

3:35pm – 3:45pm
Evaluations, CE Sign Out, Certificates of Attendance  

Continuing Nursing Education Credit. Course is approved for 5.5 contact hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #15484. *Pharmacists registered in CA may use BRN CEs as per their governing board.

The conference meets the qualifications for the provision of 5.5 continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs). UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs- CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1119), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP 20 872 C 0819), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the conference.

Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early