5177.0 Viral Hepatitis

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will address updates in the area of viral hepatitis with a particular emphasis on the epidemiology of the diseases.
Session Objectives: • Compare the long-term effectiveness of accelerated HBV vaccination schedule with standard HBV vaccination schedule in preventing Hepatitis B infections in drug users • Estimate the direct hospitalization costs of liver disease-related inpatient stays in patients infected with hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C viruses in California. • List independent predictors of hepatitis B vaccination among men who have sex with men • List characteristics associated with receipt of a hepatitis B birth dose and three or more additional doses of combination vaccine • Describe the role of maternal hepatitis infections on selected neurological outcomes. • Compare hepatitis B and hepatitis C in the context of pregnancy outcomes.

Introductory Remarks
Hepatitis B vaccination among men who have sex with men—National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, 2008
Kathy Byrd, MD, MPH, Nita Patel, DrPH, Nevin Krishna, MS, MPH and Elizabeth DiNenno, PhD
Four dose hepatitis B vaccination among children aged 19-35 months—National Immunization Survey, 2010
Brittney Baack, MPH, Kathy Byrd, MD, MPH, Peng-jun Lu, MD, PhD and Trudy Murphy, MD
Maternal hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection and neonatal neurological outcomes
Jason L. Salemi, MPH, Abraham Salinas, MD, MPH, Euna M. August, PhD, MPH, Mulubrhan Mogos, PhD, Alfred Mbah, PhD and Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD
Concluding Remarks

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Organized by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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