The Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School and the Massachusetts Viral Hepatitis Coalition will host Beating HCV: An Open Forum on Opportunities and Challenges for Treating Hepatitis C in Massachusetts on May 5, 2016, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center, 40 Trinity Place, Boston, MA 02116.
HCV is currently taking a dramatic toll on the health of Massachusetts’ residents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acute cases of HCV in Massachusetts between 2009 and 2013 increased 1200%. In 2013, there were nearly 8,000 reported HCV diagnoses reported. While new research has led to the development of treatments that can effectively cure HCV, Massachusetts still faces significant challenges in its battle to turn the tide on this disease. At Beating HCV: An Open Forum participants will examine the impact of HCV in Massachusetts and engage in a discussion regarding the current opportunities and challenges to expanding access to HCV prevention, screening, and treatment.
The forum will feature a panel of experts, including:
Following this series of brief presentations, all participants will be invited to engage in an open discussion, facilitated by the program organizers.
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If you have any questions regarding Beating HCV: An Open Forum, please contact CHLPI at firstname.lastname@example.org.