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Building Bridges: 2nd Annual Viral Hepatitis Summit

July 18 - July 19

July 18th and 19th, 2024

Cambria Hotel Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Early bird registration cost is $50.00 through June 1 | After June 1 the registration cost is $100.00
Scholarships are available for persons with lived experience (PWLE)| Contact Teresa@communityliveralliance.org


Build Bridges with Us.

The Community Liver Alliance, along with an expert planning committee is hosting our a 2-day, in-person Viral Hepatitis Summit to take place in Pittsburgh, PA on July 18-19, 2024.


  • Bring together the broad viral hepatitis community including PWLE for meaningful discussion.
  • To identify strategies and best practices to engage people living with HBV and HCV.
  • To successfully reduce disease burden and affect health equity for PWLE.
  • To expand viral hepatitis elimination and advocate for the Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the US.

Summit Priorities:

The primary objective of this event is to convene the diverse viral hepatitis community to amplify the voices of persons with lived experience (PWLE) and enhance our understanding of the needs of the communities we serve. By engaging PWLE in identifying strategies and best practices, we aim to reduce the disease burden and promote health equity.

Share real-world best practices for meaningful engagement strategies with people with lived experience.

Identify strategies to reduce disparities in access to viral hepatitis care and services.

Explore evidence-based approaches for improving prevention and treatment outcomes in high-risk populations.

Provide training and education on harm reduction, and advocacy.

Attendees will include: PWLE, Providers, Social Workers, DOH Public Health, CBOS, Aides/HIV, Community Health Centers, FQHC’s Rural Health Associations, Pharma Policy Makers, Harm Reduction, OPO’s and Donate Life, D & A Facilities, Centers of Excellence, Advocates, Other Allied Health Care Workers


A special thanks to our valued Planning Committee Members


  • Suzanna Masartis, CEO – Community Liver Alliance
  • Teresa Davidson, Executive Director – MidSouth Liver Alliance

Committee Members

  • Orisha Bowers, BFA, MA, MEd, PhD Executive Director – Orixa Healing Arts and Spiritual Centre
  • Julio Contreras, Manager, Policy & Legislative Affairs – National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
  • Jenn Fiddner, MPH CIC, Epidemiology Research Associate Supervisor – Allegheny County Health Department
  • Alison Kost, RN, Viral Hepatitis Program Director – Community Liver Alliance
  • Huixing (Kate) Lu, LCSW- C – Chinese Culture and Community Service Health Center/PAVHC
  • Lill Prosperino, Harm Reduction Expert
  • Clayton A. – A. Ruley, MSS, MLSP, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Harm Reduction – Community Liver Alliance
  • Andrew Talal, MD, PhD – University at Buffalo Medical Center, Center for Clinical Care and Research in Liver Disease
  • Divya Venkat, MD – Allegheny Health Network Center for Inclusion Health, Rethinking Incarceration and Empowering Recovery (RIvER) Clinic Model of Caring for Individuals following Incarceration


Registration and Hotel Details

Hotel reservations must be made before June 19, 2024 to receive the discounted group rate.

Cambria Hotel Pittsburgh

1320 Centre Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Hotel Reservations Link: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/TH62P7


Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities!*

* Industry partners must have an exhibit or sponsorship to participate in the Community Liver Alliance programs and events.

Your support allows the Community Liver Alliance to continue to provide education, resources and support to the liver community we all serve.

For more information on ways to support and collaborate with the Community Liver Alliance, please contact Suzanna Masartis at Suzanna@communityliveralliance.org or 412-400-9343.


July 18
July 19


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Cambria Hotel
1320 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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