May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Eliminating Viral Hepatitis C Among People Who Use Drugs in Appalachia: Summit II
12:00 p.m. Welcome
- Planning Committee Introductions
- Summit General Information
12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: novel programs to diagnose and treat PWUD, Integration of SUD, Mobile Clinics, Telehealth (in and outside of the clinical setting)
1:15 p.m. BREAK
1:30 p.m. Summit II: Small Group Breakouts, Session 1
- Strategies to build support for HCV diagnosis and entry into care among PWUD, including anti-stigma efforts
- Low-threshold, client centered models for HCV diagnosis and treatment
- Overcoming policy barriers to the implementation of low-threshold HCV diagnosis and treatment programs
- Policies and practices that can increase the number of providers who are willing and able to treat HCV among PWUD
2:00 p.m. Report out from each of the Breakout Session I (approximately 10 minutes will be allotted for each report back)
2:40 p.m. Breakout Q & A
2:50 p.m. Summit II: Small Group Breakouts, Session 2
The conference attendees will be separated into groups focused on models and strategies for specific populations and settings:
- Correctional healthcare and incarcerated people
- Maternal and child health/perinatal care
- Syringe services programs (SSPs) and opioid treatment programs (OTPs)
- Syndemic strategies: HCV, HIV, and SUD
3:55 p.m. Report out from each of the Breakout Session II (approximately 10 minutes will be allotted for each report back)
4:35p.m. Breakout Q & A
4:40 p.m. Closing Remarks – Summit Co-Chairs
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
* Attendees will self-select into the first and second breakout groups at registration.
PDF Flyer for the Event: Appalachia Summit Invitation
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