Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Webinar | Building Capacity for Hep C Treatment

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Building Capacity for Hepatitis C Treatment
On-site and via Telemedicine at Opioid Use Treatment Programs in NY

This webinar is provided by the NYC Health Department, SUNY Research Foundation, START Treatment and Recovery Centers
and the Empire Liver Foundation

October 15, 2020 (3:00 – 4:00 PM EST)

Provides 1 CME/CNE/CEU – Free!
Please share this opportunity with your colleagues!


There are almost 30,000 people in methadone maintenance programs in NYC, and over half have had hepatitis C. The NYC Health Department worked with SUNY Research Foundation and START Treatment and Recovery Centers – a multi-site opioid treatment program – on a one-year project to build capacity to treat hepatitis C on-site, via telemedicine and by referral.  The project leadership convened a monthly virtual statewide Hep C Telemedicine Workgroup to support implementation and identify and address systemic obstacles to hepatitis C treatment in substance use treatment programs.

This live webinar will provide participants with information, strategies, and tools to support the implementation of hepatitis C treatment at methadone maintenance, opioid treatment, and other substance use treatment programs on-site and via telemedicine.


Andrew Talal, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences

University of Buffalo

Daanish Shaikh, MD, ABFM, ABPM, AAMRO

Chief Medical Officer
Start Treatment and Recovery Centers

Learning Objectives

By the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:
  • Understand how telemedicine can serve as a mechanism for the integration of substance use treatment and hepatitis C medical treatment.
  • Describe the evolution of integrated hepatitis C care at an opioid treatment program from telemedicine to provider-led on-site treatment.
  • Understand how the development of a statewide telemedicine workgroup can foster implementation, expansions, and sustainability of hepatitis C telemedicine.
  • Learn about tools and guides to support the implementation of hepatitis C treatment at a substance use treatment program

To Register: email Megchappell@Empireliverfoundation.org


October 15
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Event Categories:


NY + Google Map

©2020 HepFree.NYC. All rights reserved. Site by Lookit®


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?