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A New Era: Diagnosing and Treating Hepatitis C (HCV) in Primary Care Settings | Part I: Primary Care Perspectives on HCV and HIV Screening and Treatment in the Primary Care Setting

March 3, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Program Description
The purpose of this two-part webinar series is to enable the learner to identify people with hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV, and provide HCV treatment to cure patients in the primary care setting. The Part I session is described as: COVID-19 is compounding drug and alcohol problems across Wisconsin, with opioid overdoses increasing by 117 percent since the start of the pandemic compared to the same time in 2019. With the advancements of HCV treatment and Medicaid restrictions recently being lifted, primary care prescribers can more effectively treat people with HCV.


  • Kellene Eagen, MD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine & Community Health Addiction Medicine Fellowship Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
  • Ruth Koepke, MPH, Hepatitis C Epidemiologist, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the impact of HCV and HIV in underserved and marginalized communities in Wisconsin.
  • Describe how stigma plays a role in successful prevention, care and treatment of communicable diseases such as HCV and HIV.
  • Summarize the role primary care teams have in screening for and treating HCV and HIV.
  • Identify existing learning resources and clinical guidelines.

Register for Part I: https://www.matec.info/event?ER_ID=36993

Register for Part II: https://www.matec.info/event/?ER_ID=36995


March 3, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
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