Experts Unite in New York; Discuss Hepatitis C and New Treatment Developments

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 General News
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WHAT: Science Writers' Workshop on Hepatitis C: The Hidden Epidemic hosted by the Hepatitis Foundation International WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2008 WHERE: New York Academy of Sciences in Manhattan WHO: Clinicians, researchers and patients will join the Hepatitis Foundation International for this important discussion about hepatitis C and promising therapies on the horizon. Keynote speakers include: Ira M. Jacobson, MD Medical Director of the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C Professor of Clinical Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University Raymond S. Koff, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine University of Connecticut School of Medicine WHY: As the nation's most common blood-borne infection and one of the most significant health problems affecting the liver, hepatitis C is estimated to affect some 4 million Americans in its chronic form. It is the leading cause of chronic liver disease, death from liver disease and liver transplant. While advances in medicine and treatment have been made, disease management remains a challenge for many patients. Today, the treatment of hepatitis C stands squarely on the verge of a major breakthrough. New therapies in late stage development show high and lasting viral clearance rates, better patient tolerability and shorter treatment duration. Come hear more about these exciting new advances from the experts in advance of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Annual Meeting in October. RSVP: Marissa Nelson 212-477-9007 ext. 21 mnelson@bmccommunications.com

SOURCE Hepatitis Foundation International


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