“We are pleased to announce the next session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Working Together to Eliminate the Threat of Hepatitis B and C,” which will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Join us in person or watch via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Open captions are provided.


Viral hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases, affects millions of people worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B or chronic hepatitis C. Deaths due to viral hepatitis reached 1.34 million in 2015, comparable to the number of deaths caused by tuberculosis and HIV. Yet, effective measures such as educational programs for people who inject drugs and ensuring infants born to hepatitis B infected mothers are vaccinated against hepatitis B would dramatically reduce hepatitis B and C infections worldwide.

This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will discuss how new therapies and technologies can be used to eliminate hepatitis B and C. Learn how multiple approaches and working with health partners can help eliminate these diseases. Find out about the promising work that Australia, the state of New Mexico, and the city of San Francisco are doing.


 Email your questions about this topic before or during the session.




CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:

“Working Together to Eliminate the Threat of Hepatitis B and C”

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Global Communications Center (Building 19)

Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium


Presented By:


John Ward, MD

Program Director

Viral Hepatitis Elimination, Task Force for Global Health

Senior Scientist, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“New Goals to Eliminate Hepatitis B and C”


Katie Burk, MPH

Viral Hepatitis Coordinator

San Francisco Department of Health

“Collaborations and Strategies to Eliminate Hepatitis B and C in San Francisco”


 Kimberly Page, PhD, MPH

Professor and Chief

Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine

University of New Mexico Health Sciences

“Placing New Mexico on the Path to HCV Elimination”


Benjamin Cowie, MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis, Doherty Institute

Consultant Physician, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Associate Professor, The University of Melbourne

“Progress towards Hepatitis B and C Elimination in Australia”


 Facilitated By:


John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds


For non-CDC staff interested in viewing the session:

A live external webcast will be available via the streaming platforms on our website. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, a video of the session will be posted to our On Demand page 3-4 days after the presentation.


For non-CDC staff who want to attend in person:

Non-CDC staff must have prior security clearance. US citizens must submit a request to the Grand Rounds Team. A US state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport) is required.


Non-US citizens must submit their requests 20 days prior to the session to the Grand Rounds Team, and additional information will be required.


For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:

It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request to


For questions about this Grand Rounds topic: Feel free to e-mail your questions before or during the session.


Free Continuing Education is available for Grand Rounds Sessions

In order to receive continuing education (CE) for Public Health Grand Rounds sessions, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps. To find our courses use the search term “Public Health Grand Rounds.” To receive continuing education you must complete the online seminar evaluation and posttest. Continuing education will be available for up to 2 years and 1 month after the initial session offering.


Target audience: physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, and others.


  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.


CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation and posttest. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE credits obtained through the TCE Online system will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist you in fulfilling the requirements for your professional licenses and certificates.

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.          ”


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