UW School of Nursing

March 28, 2022

Hepatitis C and Liver Disease Update 2022

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Format: Conference Webinar
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 8:00 am –  4:30 pm
Location: Online via Zoom



Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne illness in the United States and is the leading cause of liver failure, liver cancer, and liver transplantation. Approximately half of the persons with HCV have never been tested and do not know they are infected.

This conference aims to educate and train healthcare providers in the best practices for screening, diagnosing, managing, and treating liver disease to eliminate viral hepatitis C in our communities. We will explore the nuances of providing care to individuals with liver disease, especially hepatitis C, through an intersectional lens.


For advanced practicing providers (nurse practitioners, physicians, and physician associates) and students, nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses, and other interested healthcare providers in primary care, urgent care, and inpatient settings.


8:00 am Welcome and Overview
8:15 am Introduction/Overview of Hepatitis C Paula Cox-North, PhD, ARNP
8:35 am Break
8:45 am Primary Care Case Studies Richard Waters, MD
10:00 am Break
10:10 am Hepatitis C and Pregnancy Shauna Applin, A-NP, CNM, AAHIVS, RN
11:10 am Break
11:20 am Hepatitis C Medications and Prior Authorization Process Caroline Pitney PharmD, BACAP
11:20 am Co-Infection with HIV and/or Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Maria Corcoran
12:20 pm Adjourn to On-Demand Sessions and Evaluations

On-Demand Sessions

Refresher on Fibrosis Testing/Cirrhosis Paula Cox-North, PhD, ARNP
Checklists/Guides for Self-Management Paula Cox-North, PhD, ARNP
Psychosocial Aspect of Hepatitis C Sarah Villafuerte, MSW, LSWAIC