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CCCNP Cancer Conversation: Hepatitis B Screening for Cancer Prevention: An Update on the new screening recommendations

November 7, 2023 @ 4:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST


Topic: CCCNP Cancer Conversation: Hepatitis B Screening for Cancer Prevention: An Update on the new screening recommendations

Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). It ranges in severity from a mild illness, lasting a few weeks (acute), to a serious long-term (chronic) illness that can lead to liver disease or liver cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine is available for all age groups to prevent HBV infection. CDC recently released recommendations for hepatitis B testing for all adults once in their lifetime.

In this talk, the recommendations for Hepatitis B testing and Hepatitis B vaccination as well as barriers and facilitators to implementation will be discussed.


Dr. Emily Cartwright has worked as an infectious disease physician at the Atlanta VA since 2014 and directs the Hepatitis C program. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and received additional training as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University in the Division of Infectious Diseases. She also works as a medical officer on the Clinical Intervention Team in the Division of Viral Hepatitis at CDC.

Dr. Robert G. Gish is currently an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada Schools of Medicine in Las Vegas and in Reno. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCSD, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University at Loma Linda University. In addition, he is also Medical Director of the Asia Pacific Health Foundation in San Diego, CA and of the Hepatitis B Foundation in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gish is currently seeing patients, both in-person and via telemedicine, at various clinics in San Diego, Folsom, Fresno, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Las Vegas/Reno. He is a staff physician at a Federal Clinic in San Diego, La Maestra.

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CCCNP Cancer Conversations are quarterly, one-hour learning sessions that offer CCC Programs & Coalitions an opportunity to engage with the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership, hearing from national experts on timely topics impacting coalition work and networking with like-minded professionals from across the country. Sessions include a 20-30 minute presentation from a subject matter expert, followed by facilitated Q & A with the speaker and participants.


November 7, 2023
4:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST




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