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A Global Scientific Strategy to Cure Hepatitis B

HBV is a global public health challenge on the same scale as tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria. More than 257 million people worldwide are chronically infected with HBV and nearly 900,000 people died from the disease in 2017. During this session, panelists discuss International Coalition to Eliminate HBV (ICE-HBV) and how a global scientific strategy lays the groundwork for the momentum behind hepatitis B cure research and the long-term implementation of HBV cure preparedness worldwide.

Presentation Slides:
HBV Cure Science 101; John Tavis
A Global Approach to Curing Chronic Hepatitis B: ICE-HBV; T. Jake Liang
Patient Perspective: ICE-HBV Cure Strategy; Joan Block

ICE-HBV Brochure
ICE-HBV Media Release
Article: A Global Scientific Strategy to Cure HBV
HBF Roadmap for a Cure

Hidden Consequences: the Opioid Epidemic and Rising Hepatitis B Rates

Hep B United and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are excited to present a 3-part webinar series on local strategies to eliminate hepatitis B. In this final installment, panelists explore the rising rates of acute hepatitis B infection across the U.S., discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on increasing hepatitis infection rates, share local initiatives and challenges in addressing the epidemic, and identify best practices, tools, and other resources helpful to addressing hepatitis B in local communities.

Presentation Slides:
Alphabet Study: A, B, C, D; Jack Hildick-Smith
LENOWISCO Health District Comprehensive Harm Reduction Program; Michelle McPheron

Community Response Planning for Outbreaks of Hepatitis and HIV Among People Who Inject Drugs: A Case Study from LENOWISCO Health District, A Rural Community in Virginia

Exploring National and Local Approaches to Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention

Hep B United and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are excited to present a 3-part webinar series on local strategies to eliminate hepatitis B. To coincide with National Infant Immunization Week (April 27 – May 4) and Hepatitis Awareness Month (May), this session focuses on perinatal HBV transmission. Learn more about the importance of the national Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program, as well as hear from a local health department that NACCHO has recognized for its innovative strategies to prevent perinatal HBV transmission.

Presentation Slides:
Perinatal Hepatitis B; Noele Nelson (CDC)
Innovative Strategy to Increase Identification of Infants Born to Chronic Hepatitis B Mothers; Essi Havor (Houston Health Department)
Webinar Q&A Session

CDC Fact Sheet: When a Pregnant Woman has Hepatitis B
CDC Fact Sheet: Hepatitis B and Your Baby
CDC Infographic: Vaccinate Your Baby Against Hepatitis B
City of Houston Health Dept. Perinatal Hepatitis B Assessment Notification Letter
City of Houston Health Dept. Hepatitis B Chart Review Info & Instructions for Hospitals
Houston Health Dept. Perinatal Hepatitis B Policy & Practices Survey

The Landscape of Hepatitis B in the United States

Hep B United and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are excited to present a 3-part webinar series on local strategies to eliminate hepatitis B. This session focuses on the current state of hepatitis B in the U.S. Learn about hepatitis B epidemics across the nation, communities at high risk for infection, and HBV routes of transmission, test results , case reporting, vaccines, and local health department prevention initiatives. 

Presentation Slides:
The Landscape of Hepatitis B in the U.S.; Sierra Pellechio (HBF) and Michelle Cantu (NACCHO)

Local Approaches to Preventing Eliminating Hepatitis B Webinar Series
NACCHO HBV Vaccination Toolkit
About the Hepatitis B Foundation 
Hep B United Overview and Local Members
Hep B Fast Facts 
Fact Sheet: Understanding Your HBV Blood Tests

Hepatitis B: Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions

How is hepatitis B spread? If I am infected, can I breastfeed my baby? What is the hepatitis B vaccine schedule? Our expert panelists discuss common myths about hepatitis B prevention and transmission and how to address common misconceptions. 

Presentation Slides:
Hepatitis B: Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions; Maureen Kamischke, Ponni Perumalswami, and Amy Tang

Epidemiological Tools and Analytics to Support the Global Elimination of Hepatitis B

Devin Razavi-Shearer, HBV/HDV Project Lead at the Center for Disease Analysis Foundation, provides an overview of models to expand hepatitis B data through the Polaris Observatory and resources to increase access to hepatitis B screening and treatment.

Presentation Slides:
Epidemiological Tools and Analytics to Support the Global Elimination of Hepatitis B; Devin Razavi-Shearer
Center for Disease Analysis Foundation Brief
Polaris Observatory Brief

Hepatitis Delta: Current and Future Treatments

Professor Cihan Yurdaydin, MD, secretary general for the World Gastroenterology Organization and Educational Councilor of EASL, provides an in-depth perspective on current treatment regimens for hepatitis delta and a look at new drugs in the pipeline that show promise for more effective future treatments.

Presentation Slides:
Hepatitis Delta - Current and Future Treatments; Cihan Yurdaydin

Community-Based Services to Improve Hepatitis B Testing and Linkage to Care Among Hard-to-Reach Populations

This session presents findings from three hepatitis B testing and linkage to care programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014 to 2017. Panelists from Chicago, Livingston, New Jersey/New York City, and Sacramento share innovative strategies and partnerships to improve testing and linkage to care among high-risk populations, including patient navigation programs, using electronic medical records, and educating health care providers.

Presentation Slides:
Community-Based Services to Improve Hepatitis B Testing and Linkage to Care Among Hard-to-Reach Populations (CDC); Aaron Harris
Center for Asian Health Equity/Asian Health Coalition -University of Chicago Medicine; Karen Kim
Sacramento Collaborative to Advance Testing and Care of Hepatitis B (SCrATCH B); Duke LeTran
The Northern New Jersey and New York City Hepatitis B Program; Su Wang

Increasing Hepatitis B Education Among Nail Salon Workers

Given the high prevalence of hepatitis B among Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, who comprise a majority of the nail salon workforce, and the potential risk of infectious disease transmission between nail technicians and nail salon customers, this creates a unique opportunity to provide targeted hepatitis B outreach and education. Panelists discuss nail salon policies, state health/safety regulations, and how local public health agencies engage community members to strategize and promote healthy nail salons through HBV education, testing and vaccination among nail salon workers.

Presentation Slides:
Increasing HBV Awareness and Education Among Nail Salon Workers; Eugene Ng, Lisa Fu, and Xuan Man

Hep B Advocacy 101 -Telling Your Story to Lawmakers

Featured speaker, Rachna Choudhry, from POPVOX, shares strategies and tips for meeting with Members of Congress and staff and keeping them engaged on these important issues. Whether you’re in Washington, DC or across the country, there are multiple ways you can connect directly with your legislators; share local data, resources, and personal stories to influence their policymaking; and help build Congressional champions for the hepatitis B community!

Presentation Slides:
Hep B Advocacy 101: Telling Your Story to Lawmakers; Rachna Choudhry and Rhea Racho

Hepatitis B and the Opioid Crisis

For the first time since 2006, the number of reported acute HBV cases across the country is rising. Parts of the country hardest hit by the opioid epidemic are facing a rise in acute HBV infection associated with injection drug use. Panelists discuss the rise in acute HBV infection in the U.S., from Tennessee, West Virginia, and Maine, and how communities and health departments are responding to the epidemics.

Presentation Slides:
Hepatitis B Virus and the Opioid Crisis; Alice Asher
Hepatitis B in Tennessee; Carolyn Wester
Hepatitis B and the Opioid Crisis in West Virginia; Kady Pack

#justB – Real People Sharing their Hepatitis B Stories

This session presents stories from #justB, a national storytelling campaign to increase hepatitis B awareness and advocacy, empower patients, and reduce stigma. Speakers will include Amy Hill with StoryCenter and three #justB participants, who will share their newly released videos and speak more about their experiences with hepatitis B.

Presentation Slides:
#justB: Real People Sharing their Hepatitis B Stories; Rhea Racho, Amy Hill, and #justB Storytellers – Alice, Bright, and Nancy

The NOHep Fight for Elimination

This session reviews the global public health threat of viral hepatitis and leaders from the World Hepatitis Alliance and U.S.-based organizations share information about the NOHep campaign, a global movement uniting governments, medical professionals, patients and the hepatitis community to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.

Presentation Slides:
Hep B United and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable; Kate Moraras and Tina Broder
World Hepatitis Alliance and the NoHep Campaign; Su Wang and Tara Farrell
Reach Out, Lift Up: Eliminating Hepatitis in Hawaii; Heather Lusk
Hepatitis B Elimination in Alaska; Lisa Townshend

Hepatitis Awareness Month

This session features tools and resources from Hep B United, NASTAD, and CDC, and provides local examples of activities and events to promote hepatitis B and hepatitis C awareness and outreach for May 2018.

Presentation Slides:
HBU and NASTAD Awareness Month Programs and Resources; Catherine Freeland and Alyssa Kitlas
CDC Hepatitis Awareness Month Resources and Campaigns; Sherry Chen
Hepatitis Awareness Month in New York City; Janice Lyu and Eric Rude
Liver Health Connection – Colorado; Nancy Steinfurth
Texas Department of State Health Services; Sainabou Katende
SF Hep B Free – Bay Area; Arcadi Kolchak

Hepatitis Advocacy – Understanding Federal Appropriations

This session provides an introduction to the federal budget and appropriations process, an overview of appropriations advocacy strategies, and updates on coalition-based efforts to advocate for increased funding and support for viral hepatitis programs in the United States.

Presentation Slides:
Hepatitis Advocacy: Understanding Federal Appropriations; Emily McCloskey and Frank Hood

Hepatitis B in Sub-Saharan Africa

This session reviews the epidemiology of hepatitis B in the Sub-Saharan African region including modes of transmission. Expert speakers discuss anthropological research describing knowledge and barriers to understanding, preventing and treating hepatitis B infection among populations in Africa.

Presentation Slides:
Epidemiology of Hepatitis B in Sub-Saharan Africa; Yusuke Shimakawa
Anthropology of Heatitis B in Sub-Saharan Africa; Tamara Giles-Vernick