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National Hepatitis Coordinators Conference
2003 presentations

CDC's National Hepatitis Coordinators Conference
January 26-30, 2003
Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Antonio, TX

 
Sponsors:
  • Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Immunization Program, CDC
  • National Center for HIV, STD & TB Prevention, CDC
  • Immunization Action Coalition
  
Conference Organizer:

Continuing Medical Education, University of Minnesota

Conference Presentations:
The Immunization Action Coalition is pleased to provide on this page links to the majority of presentations given at the 2003 National Hepatitis Coordinators Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Unless noted, all presentations are in Microsoft Power Point format and you will need to have that program installed on your computer in order to view them. There is one presentation in Microsoft Word format (indicated by "MS Word") and one presentation in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (indicated by "PDF").

   

 
Sunday, January 26   Afternoon Session
Presentation Title Moderator Presenter
Workshop 1
Get The Basics - Epidemiology 101
Valerie Curry Joanna Buffington
Workshop 2
What's Blood Got to Do With It? - Viral Hepatitis Serology
Valerie Curry Linda Moyer and
Brigette Finkelstein
Plenary 1
State of the Program
Hal Margolis  
1. State of the Program   Hal Margolis
2. The Integration of HIV, Substance Abuse and Hepatitis C Services    Harry Simpson
 
Monday, January 27   Morning Session
Presentation Title Moderator Presenter
Plenary 2
Model Programs: From Recommendations to Action: Moving Forward
Kevin O'Connor  
1. Progress in Facilitating National HCV Prevention   Miriam Alter
2. Successful State Programs
    California
    Florida
    Texas
   
Duc Vugia
Tom Liberti
Gary Heseltine
Workshop 3
Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Case Management of Infants Born to HBsAg-positive Women
Nancy Fasano
Martha Badger
Bridget Beeman
Cathy Scott
Elizabeth Herlihy
Workshop 4
It All Adds Up: Surveillance
Lyn Finelli  
1. Using Surveillance to Improve Program   Lyn Finelli
2. Limitations for Current Surveillance for Chronic Hepatitis Cases in King County Washington   Sandra Randels
3. Testing for Chronic Hepatitis B and C in Florida   Sandra Roush
4. Hepatitis B Vaccination Assessment Among Adults (18 and older) Using the National Health Interview Survey, 2000   Gary Euler
5. Integrating Epidemiology in the Laboratory Sciences in the Surveillance of Hepatitis A, B and C   Leslie Forrester
Workshop 5
A Forum for Hepatitis C Coordinators: Barriers and administrative issues facing Hepatitis C Coordinators
Dick Moyer Dick Moyer
Workshop 6 (Repeated #26, Wednesday)
Corrections: Break In and Break the Cycle
Keith Sabin  
1. Integrating Hepatitis Prevention Services into San Francisco Jails   Shelly Arnold
2. Hepatitis B Vaccination in Prison: The Perspective of Former Inmates   Jessica Buck
3. Effective Viral Hepatitis Education to Inmates and Officers   R. Scott Chavez
4. The Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C Among Inmates Entering the Nevada State Correctional System   Robert Salcido
Workshop 7 (Repeated #22, Wednesday)
Crossing the Racial Divide

John Redd

 
1. Prevention Strategies for Native Americans   John Redd
Crystal Tetrick
Cecile Town
2. Viral Hepatitis in African Americans   Cindy Weinbaum
3. Prevention Strategies for Migrant Workers   Fernando Guerra
 
Monday, January 27   Afternoon Session
Presentation Title Moderator Presenter
Plenary 3
Hepatitis in Correctional Facilities
Cindy Weinbaum  
1. Hepatitis B Vaccination Programs in Correctional Facilities   Josiah Rich
2. Prevention and Control of Infections with Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings: New MMWR Recommendations   Cindy Weinbaum
3. Summary Report: Management of Hepatitis C in Prisons   Anne Spaulding
4. Key Steps in Implementing Prevention and Control Recommendations   Robert Greifinger
Workshop 8
How Many Are We Missing? Identification of HBsAg-positive Women
Nancy Fasano
Martha Badger
 
1. Implementation of a Mandatory Reporting Requirement and Other Measures to Increase Identification of HBsAg-positive Women   Sally Somerfeldt
Susan Williams
2. Implementation of a Mandatory Reporting Requirement: The Experience of Seattle/King County   Linda Vrtis
Workshop 9
Putting the U in EdUcation
Holly Wilson  
1. Evaluating Training: Does HITM (Hepatitis Integration Training Manual) Assist Staff in Integrating Hepatitis C Prevention Messages   Marie Bresnahan
2. The Development, Distribution and Evaluation of a Hepatitis C Educational Video   Daniel Church
3. The Development and Evaluation of an Educational Curriculum for Integrating Viral Hepatitis Prevention into HIV Counseling   Kathleen Gilmore
4. Essential Topics for Hepatitis Prevention Educational Materials   Lisa Gilbert
Workshop 10
Ask the Experts: Hepatitis B and C Treatment and Liver Cancer Screening
Deborah Wexler Coleman Smith
Kathy Schwarz
Leonard Seeff
Blaine Hollinger
Workshop 11
VHIPS: The Secrets of My Success!
Joanna Buffington
Tracy Badsgard
Joanna Buffington
Tracy Badsgard
Workshop 12
Addressing the Complex Needs of the Homeless: Integrated Approaches
Rob Lyerla  
1. An Overview of Health Issues Faced by Homeless People   Rob Lyerla
Amy Taylor
Bettina Beech
2. Coordinated HIV, STD, TB, Hepatitis and Substance Abuse Prevention Networks in Los Angeles   Elizabeth Escobedo
Magdalena Esquivel
 
Tuesday, January 28   Morning Session
Presentation Title Moderator Presenter
Plenary 4
Integration of Services: Adults at Risk
Lance Rodewald  
1. Overview of Adult Hepatitis Prevention and Integration   Joanna Buffington
2. Some Perspectives on Adult Immunizations   Dennis O'Mara
3. Factors Associated with Receipt of Hepatitis B Vaccination among  High-Risk Adults, National Health Interview Survey, 2000   Nidhi Jain
4. Opportunities for Integration of Viral Hepatitis Prevention Services into Substance Abuse Programs   Angel Gonzalez
5. Activities of the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board in Europe   Alex Vorsters
Workshop 13
Reaching Out to Minority Populations
Dan Fishbein  
1. The Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Canada: 1999-2001   Gregory Zaniewski
(PDF)
2. Hepatitis B Vaccination Intervention for Adolescents in U.S. Vietnamese Physician Practices, 2002   Mary Nguyen
3. Hepatitis B Virus Status Among Vietnamese and Korean Refugee Families   Ruth Neeman
4. WITHDRAWN - - A Viral Hepatitis Integration Project: The Seattle Indian Health Board's Thunderbird Treatment Center Experience   Crystal Tetrick
5. An Overview of the Alaska Native Medical Center Look Back Program   James Williams
(MS Word)
Workshop 14 (Repeated #18, Wednesday)
Catch the Facts: Ask the Experts about Transmission of HAV, HBV and HCV
Linda Moyer  
1. Current Epidemiology and Prevention Strategies for HAV   Beth Bell
2. Current Epidemiology and Prevention Strategies for HBV   Tony Fiore
3. Current Epidemiology and Prevention Strategies for HCV   Hal Margolis
Workshop 15
From the Streets to the Hill: Advocacy
Laurie Schowalter  
1. Key Challenges to Viral Hepatitis Prevention   Laurie Schowalter
2. From White Paper to Legislation - How the Texas Department of Health Successfully Advocated for a State Public Heath Response to HCV   Casey Blass
3. Collaboration and Negotiation - Strategies for Building a Hepatitis Program in Wyoming   Sharon Renter
4. Partnering with the Community to Impact Viral Hepatitis (Florida)   Tom Liberti
5. Using a Social Strategy Model to Advance HCV Policy Development in Rhode Island   Paul Loberti
Workshop 16
Understanding Viral Hepatitis in Injection Drug Users
Ian Williams  
1. Western Michigan HCV Prevalence in Persons Entering Drug Treatment   Garold Goza
2. Hepatitis C Training for Community Outreach Workers   Sandra Randels
3. Investigation of a Cluster of Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infections in Injecting Drug Users, Minnesota, 2001   Lynne Mercedes
4. Proven Methods for Serologic Testing for Bloodborne Pathogens Among Injection Drug Using Populations   Keith Sabin
Workshop 17
Collaboration at Work: Successful Programs Built on Collaborative Efforts
Andrea Poirot  
1. The South Carolina Hepatitis C Coalition: A Model for Successful, Independent Collaboration   Robert Ball
2. Maintaining Momentum: Stimulating Hepatitis B Vaccine Acceptance Among High-risk Adolescents and Young Adults   Amy Slonim
3. Erie County's "SEAD" Project   Patrick Pruski
4. Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccination in High-risk Adults: Florida's Experience with Integrating Services   Sandra Roush
 
Tuesday, January 28   Afternoon Session
Presentation Title Moderator Presenter
Institute 1
Strategies for Reducing Viral Hepatitis in MSMs
Rob Lyerla  
1. An Overview of Issues Faced by MSMs   Rob Lyerla
2. Two Million Down, Two Million to Go: Vaccinating MSM Against Hepatitis A and B   Harold Levine
3. StopHep in San Francisco   Amy Pine
Institute 2
What "Works"? Substance Abuse/IDU
Ian Williams  

1. WITHDRAWN - - Welcome/Integrating Viral Hepatitis Prevention into Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for IDU's

  H. Westley Clark
2. Drug Sharing: A Challenge for HCV Prevention Among Injection Drug Users   Steve Koester
3. The "Comprehensive Approach" to Preventing Bloodborne Infections Among IDU   Danielle Lentine
4. Risk of Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among Adult Injection Drug Users Who Share Injection Equipment   Ian Williams
5. Buprenorphine: New Paths to Recovery from Substance Abuse   Angel Gonzalez
6. Viral Hepatitis Prevention in Needle Exchange Programs   Jason Farrell
Institute 3
Hepatitis A
Beth Bell  

1. The Association Between the Reduction in Hepatitis A Incidence and Vaccination

  Taraz Samandari
2. Trends in the Incidence of Hepatitis A In California   Celia Woodfill
3. Parental and Provider KAB's Associated with Receiving the Hepatitis A Vaccine   Barbara Bardenheir
4. Characteristics of a Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Methamphetamine Drug Users in Polk County, Florida   Sirenda Vong
Institute 4
Integrating Hepatitis Prevention Services into STD Programs
Norm Fikes  
1. Hepatitis C Seroprevalence Among Clients Utilizing the Wisconsin HIV Counseling and Testing Program   Angela Russell
2. Utilizing a "Time Study" with Viral Hepatitis Integration Projects to Streamline Clinic Flow   Richard Zimmerman
3. Injection Drug Users Benefit from Integrated Service at an STD Clinic   Robin Hennessey
4. Hepatitis Seroprevalence in Blinded STD Serum Specimens   Julie Subiadur
5. Screening for HCV in an STD Clinic   Cecilia Kohlmeier
6. Community Intervention Strategies for HIV/HCV   Kathy Jensen
 
Wednesday, January 29   Morning Session
Presentation Title Moderator Presenter
Plenary 5
Hepatitis Prevention in Infants, Children and Adolescents: Progress and Remaining Challenges
Nancy Walea  
1. Epidemiological Trends in Hepatitis A Transmission   Beth Bell
2. Hepatitis B Trends and Incidence   Joe Perz
3. Status of Perinatal HBV   Tony Fiore
4. Status of International HBV Control   Mark Kane
5. What's Up With All Those Other Vaccines?   Bill Atkinson
Workshop 18 (Repeat of #14, Tuesday)
Catch the Facts: Ask the Experts about Transmission of HAV, HBV and HCV
   
1. Current Epidemiology and Prevention Strategies for HAV   Beth Bell
2. Current Epidemiology and Prevention Strategies for HBV   Tony Fiore
3. Current Epidemiology and Prevention Strategies for HCV   Hal Margolis
Workshop 19
Hepatitis Training Day
Brigette Finkelstein  
1. Implementing Prevention Counseling with Focus on HIV, STD and HCV in Texas   Jay Todd
2. Hepatitis Training in an STD Clinical Program   Mysheika
LeMaile-Williams
3. On-line Hepatitis Training for Outreach Workers   Glenda Clare
4. Hepatitis Training in Substance Abuse Treatment Setting   Jules Levin
Workshop 20
Hepatitis Prevention in School-aged Children
Tasneem Malik  
1. A Prevalence Survey Among School Children which Demonstrates the Impact of Routine Infant Vaccination   Joe Elm
2. Hepatitis B Vaccination in the High-risk Adolescent and Adult Populations   Joeanne Maljevac
3. Effect of Middle-school Entry Requirements on Adolescent Hepatitis B Immunization Rates   R. Jake Jacobs
4. Evaluating Middle-school Immunization Laws and School-based Immunization Programs   Thad Wilson
5. Progress Toward Elimination of Hepatitis B Virus Transmission in California   Celia Woodfill
Workshop 21
Challenges and Solutions for Implementing the Birth Dose
Deborah Wexler  

1. A Survey of Hepatitis B Disease Prevention Practices in Delivery Hospitals in Mississippi

  Sandor Feldman
2. Results from IAC's 2001 and 2002 Birth Dose Surveys   Teresa Anderson
3. Using Immunization Registries to Track Hepatitis B Vaccination Coverage   Diana Bartlett
4. Evaluation of New York State Birth Hospital Compliance with Perinatal Hepatitis B Public Law and Universal Birth   Elizabeth Herlihy
5. Evaluation of NIS Data to Assess Hep B Birthdose Coverage post- July 1999 Statement on Thimerosal   Tony Fiore
 
Wednesday, January 29   Afternoon Session
Presentation Title Moderator Presenter
Workshop 22
Crossing the Racial Divide (Repeat of Workshop #7)
John Redd  
1. Prevention Strategies for Native Americans   John Redd
Crystal Tetrick
Cecile Town
2. Viral Hepatitis in African Americans   Rob Lyerla
3. Prevention Strategies for Migrant Workers   Fernando Guerra
Workshop 23
Ask the Experts: Immunization Issues and Vaccine Safety
Bill Atkinson  
Immunization Issues and Vaccine Safety: A, B, Adults, Kids   Hal Margolis
Mark Kane
Bill Atkinson
Deborah Wexler
Workshop 24
Can I Have Your Recipe? Lessons Learned from the Hepatitis C Coordinators
Dick Moyer Corinna Dan
Teresa Sokol
Andrea Poirot
Karla Hayes
Workshop 25
Conceive It, Achieve It, Believe It! VHETS: Lessons Learned
Holly Wilson Laurie Schowalter
Leigh Lipson
Leigh Johnston
Yvonne Hamby
Mylei Basich
Teresa Anderson
R.Scott Chavez
  (unable to present)
Lisa Gilbert
Thelma Thiel
Marie Bresnahan
Workshop 26
Corrections: Break in and Break the Cycle (Repeat of Workshop #6)
Keith Sabin  
1. Integrating Hepatitis Prevention Services into San Francisco Jails   Shelly Arnold
2. Hepatitis B Vaccination in Prison: The Perspective of Former Inmates   Jessica Buck
3. Proven Methods for Serologic Testing for Bloodborne Pathogens Among Injection-drug Using Populations   Keith Sabin
4. The Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C Among Inmates Entering the Nevada State Correctional System   Robert Salcido
 
Thursday
, January 30   Morning Session
Presentation Title Moderator Presenter
Workshop 27
Evaluation: What's the Bottom Line?
Tracy Badsgard  
1. Using the CDC Program Evaluation Framework to Evaluate Hepatitis Integration Activities   Tom Chapel
2. Evaluation of Health Canada's Hepatitis C Program   Gail Barrington
Brigette Belanger
McGuinty
Workshop 28
Stand By Me: Outreach
Dolly Sinha  
1. Meeting the Informational and Emotional Needs of Hepatitis Support Group Members   Amy Jessop
2. The Hepatitis C Community Planning Group Experiences in Multnoma County, Oregon   Virginia Schmitz
3. Internet Support Groups: Meeting the Informational and Supportive Needs of Individuals with Chronic Hepatitis B   Molly Conti
4. Video Screening: "Living with Hepatitis C"   Karen Schlanger
5. Liver Wellness: An Effective Approach to Promoting Prevention of Hepatitis   Thelma Thiel
Workshop 29
Anti HB. What? Advanced Serology
Valerie Curry  
1. Identification and Interpretation of Unusual Negative and Positive Serology Tests   Linda Moyer
Brigette Finkelstein
Workshop 30
Closing the Gap: Evaluation of Perinatal Hepatitis B Immunization Programs
Nancy Fasano  
1. How to Develop an Evaluation for the Perinatal Hepatitis B Program: The Florida and Massachusetts Experience   Florida Speaker TBA
Martha Badger
2. Perinatal Hepatitis B and Maternal Rubella Screening and Vaccination 2000: New Hampshire   Susan Bascom
Stephanie Miller
3. Economic Evaluation of Perinatal Hepatitis B Vaccination Program   Fangjun Zhou
Workshop 31
Getting Started With Nothing!
Kevin O'Connor  
Discussion of unfunded yet successful programs   Kevin O'Connor
Marjorie Hurie
Paul Loberti
Plenary 6
Closing Session: Advocating for Action - Building Support for Hepatitis Prevention
Dan Rutz  

1. Making Hepatitis News

  Dan Rutz
2. Advocacy for Hepatitis C   Sharon Philips
  (unable to present)
3. Birth Dose Advocacy and More Hepatitis Essentials   Deborah Wexler
4. Advocacy and Integration   Frank Beadle
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