Eliminating hepatitis C (HCV) is a national and global health imperative. Yet pregnant people and exposed infants have largely been excluded from this effort. This ECHO-Chicago series, in partnership with Lurie Children’s Hospital and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aims to help providers become more competent and comfortable delivering care to hepatitis C positive pregnant people and infants. Early detection & treatment of HCV can lower rates of morbidity and mortality and reduce the risk of disease progression for individual patients, in addition to getting us closer to the goal of eradicating HCV around the world.
Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion Include:
Board-certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist & Associate professor at the University of Chicago Center for Liver Diseases
Division Head of Infectious Diseases at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern Medicine
Director of Research Ethics, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Advanced General Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Associate Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern Medicine; board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine