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Webinar | Hep C Care for Patients Who Inject Drugs

September 2, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT


Shaping Tomorrow Together Through Patient Centered Hepatitis C Care for People Who Inject Drugs

Don’t miss our informative live webinar for health care providers about treating patients with Hepatitis C who inject drugs.

Wednesday, September 2nd at 12:30 – 2:30 pm ET.



  • Welcome and overview of SSP/Hep C in Pitt County
  • HCMSG Circle Programs with Ronni Marks
  • Dr.John Silvernail Pitt County Health Dept – Pitt County data Hep C
  • Dr. Alicia Lagasca ECU – Treatment in Pitt County
  • Dr. Alain Litwin (MD, MPH, MS) – Overview HCV/Substance Use Disorder
  • Dr. Shuchin Shukla – Western NC approach to SUC/HCV
  • Joe Cozzolino – Introduction to Acaria
  • Questions/Discussion


John Silvernail, MD

Dr. Silvernail is the Pitt County Public Health Director.

Board certified in Occupational and Public Health.

He was the prior Medical Director of Occupational Health for ECU’s Brody School of Medicine.

Alicia M Lagasca, MD

Dr. Lagasca is Clinical Assistant Professor ECU Brody School of Medicine.

She is an infectious disease specialist and has more than 10 years of diverse experience especially in infectious disease.

Alain Litwin, MD, MPH, MS

Dr. Litwin is vice chair of academics and research at Prisma Health, executive director of the Addiction Research Center, and professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville and the Clemson University School of Health Research. He serves on several councils dedicated to eliminating opioid related overdoses and developed a comprehensive HCV treatment program and peer program to improve the medical care of HCV-infected people who use drugs. He is the principal investigator of the national HERO study and serves on the executive board for the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU).

Shuchin Shukla, MD, MPH

Dr. Shukla is a faculty physician and Opioid Crisis Educator at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC, and an associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. His clinical and academic work focuses on HIV, Hepatitis C, transgender health, substance use disorders, marginalized populations, and population health.


September 2, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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