The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) is pleased to present a webinar to discuss the health effects of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection that occur outside the liver, conditions known as extrahepatic manifestations (EHMs). This presentation is part of the “Hepatitis C – It’s About More Than Liver Disease” project, which aims to increase awareness that HCV is a systemic health condition with health implications affecting a patient’s overall heath, not just the liver. Participants will learn more about how conditions such as kidney disease, depression, certain types of cancer, and diabetes are related to HCV infection.
The webinar will feature clinician and patient perspectives to facilitate discussion about the importance of recognizing these conditions as part of HCV management and the implications for early HCV treatment. Our panelists include:
Dr. Zobair Younossi: Chairman, Department of Medicine; Vice President for Research; Founding Director of the Center for Liver Diseases, Inova Health System
Dr. Kristen Lee: Medical Director, Adult Primary Care Hepatitis C Treatment Program, Boston Medical Center; Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Laura Stillman: HCV patient sharing her story of HCV and chronic kidney disease
Randy Madara: HCV patient sharing her story of HCV, fatigue, and depression