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World Cancer Day

February 4
New York, NY United States + Google Map

World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. Hep B and C are key causes of primary liver cancer – the 2nd most common cancer in the world. WHO estimates that 788,000 people die from primary liver cancer every year. More than half of these deaths (60%) are caused by the long-term consequences of Hep B and C infections: 43% are attributable to chronic Hep B and 17% to chronic Hep C. An effective response requires the timely prevention and early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of Hep B and C. Hep B vaccination is highly effective, while harm reduction services can reduce the risks of Hep B and C infection. To eliminate hepatitis and prevent cancer deaths, actions must be taken in global and national leadership; expansion of effective prevention, testing, and treatment programs; and adequate resources for hepatitis and cancer. Email us to get involved at info@hepfree.nyc

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10:00 am

Training | Overdose Prevention & Response (NYC Health Dept)

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

This virtual training will teach you how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will become a Certified Opioid Overdose Responder and can receive an Overdose Rescue Kit with naloxone--a medication that can save someone’s life by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose.

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4:00 pm

Hep C & Drug User Health: From Caffeine to Cocaine & Ecstasy (Clinical Education Initiative)

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Zoom Webinar United States
Clinical Education Initiative

Street stimulants range from caffeine to cocaine, ecstasy, crystal methamphetamine, and more recently bath salts. We will explore the fundamental neurobiology of these drugs along with typical and atypical clinical presentations of stimulant intoxication, withdrawal, and long-term use. We will synthesize assessment, diagnosis, psychosocial interventions, psychopharmacology, prevention, and public health with special emphasis on addressing conundrums of co-occurring stimulant addiction with other psychiatric disorders.

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