The Kentucky Department for Public Health and Shaping Our Appalachian Region brought together National, State and Local Experts on Hepatitis C, Infectious Disease and Substance Abuse to Hazard on July 28th, 2016 – World Hepatitis Day!
The Event was held on Thursday, July 28th from 10 AM – 1PM at Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazar d, KY.
Our featured speaker was Dr. John Ward, CDC Director of the Division of Viral Hepatitis.
He brought a National Perspective and spoke about Ways Forward.
Dr. John W. Ward is the Director of the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is responsible for research, surveillance, policies, and programs to prevent viral hepatitis transmission and disease. Dr. Ward’s previous work includes early studies of HIV transmission, natural history and leading US HIV/AIDS surveillance. Dr. Ward has authored over 150 scientific publications, served as Editor of MMWR, CDC’s health bulletin and was the Editor for Silent Victories, a history of public health in the 20th century published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Ward received his MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham and internal medicine training at the University of Alabama Hospitals. He is a faculty member of the Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Timothy Feely
Matt Brown, Chief of Staff to the CEO.... Eric Mills, Chief Strategy Officer... Dana Greider, Marketing.... Carla Copley, Peer Support Specialist
Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment into Needle Exchange Programs
Dr. Peter Oliver, Highlands Regional Medical Center
The Opiate Epidemic in Eastern Kentucky: Causes and Cures
Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Regional Hospitals
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kentucky Hospital Association
Kentucky River District Health Departments
Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative
UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health
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