VIRAL HEPATITIS SUMMIT - MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
The Hepatitis Foundation International will be hosting a 1-Day professional education and training Summit in Boise, on May 23rd.
Presenters and Topics
Terry Box, MD - HCV Overview – Research
Terry Box, MD, is an Associate
Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah
School of Medicine. He is also a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator
and a member of HCI's Gastrointestinal Cancer Program. Dr. Box is certified by
the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical
Examiners. Dr. Box's expertise is in
diagnosing and treating diseases of the liver. He has specific expertise in
hepatitis B and C, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation. Dr. Box
completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical
School, followed by residency and fellowship at the University of Utah. Since 1995, he has been actively
involved in clinical research in the areas of chronic viral Hepatitis B and C
and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as well as Transplant Hepatology. He has
had related abstracts accepted at AASLD and EASL and has had publications in
peer reviewed and other publications. Currently, he is principal investigator
of 10 active clinical trials and a sub-investigator on others with colleagues
in the University Hepatology group. He has been an invited speaker for national
and international seminars, congresses and educational events in the
disciplines of hepatology and liver transplant and has served on national
committees that oversee liver transplant programs in the United States. Dr. Box
is also a member of the Project ECHO Western States Consortium and Medical
Director of the University of Utah HCV Project ECHO.
John D. Scott, MD, MSc - Pipeline Drugs and
John D. Scott, MD, MSc,
Associate Professor, Medicine at the University of Washington, is the Medical
Director for Telehealth and the Associate Director for the Hepatitis and Liver
Clinic at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Scott's research focuses on viral
hepatitis and the use of telehealth technologies to improve care of patients
with Infectious Disease issues. Dr. Scott has an active research program with
novel antivirals and diagnostics, in partnership with pharmaceutical companies.
Along with Public Health Seattle King County, he is working on a CDC-funded
initiative to increase diagnosis, linkage to care and treatment of patients
with hepatitis C. In 2009, he launched Project
ECHO in Washington State. This innovative telehealth program helps clinicians
serving in rural and underserved areas with the evaluation and treatment of
hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. In 2013, he became the first medical
director for telehealth at the UW. Research has focused on creating innovative
learning platforms, in partnership with David Spach and Nina Kim through HCV
Christian Ramers, MC MPH - Overcoming Psychiatric
Barriers to Effective HCV Treatment / Addressing Hepatitis
Health Disparities & Stigma
Dr. Christian Ramers serves as
the Assistant Medical Director for Research & Special Populations at Family
Health Centers of San Diego. He earned his medical degree from the University
of California, San Diego in 2003 and completed his internship and residency at
Duke University Medical Center in internal medicine/pediatrics. Dr. Ramers completed a
fellowship specializing in adult infectious diseases at the University of
Washington, received a graduate degree in public health from the University of
Washington School of Public Health and has worked with ministries of health in
several African countries to develop HIV-related educational programs. He is currently leading several
clinical and educational programs supporting HIV and hepatitis C treatment at
Family Health Centers of San Diego. He is board-certified in internal medicine,
infectious diseases and pediatrics. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr.
Ramers has been part of Family Health Centers of San Diego since 2012.
Hachey, Pharm.D - Hepatitis/HIV Co-Infection (co-presenting) / Accessing Treatment & Financial Resources
Dr. David Hachey is a Professor of Family Medicine at Idaho State
University Kasiska College of Health Professions. He earned his Pharm.D. at
University of Rhode Island in 1998 and completed a residency and fellowship in
Family Medicine at Idaho State University in 2000. Dr.
Hachey's clinical practice focuses on the care and treatment of patients with
HIV and hepatitis C and has research interests focusing on ways to
increase access to screening and treatment for HIV and hepatitis C.
Roscoe, MD - Hepatitis/HIV Co-Infection (co-presenting) / Accessing Treatment & Financial Resources (co-presenting).
Clay Roscoe graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
and completed his residency training at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho.
Dr. Roscoe is a member of the FMRI faculty, the director of the FMRI HIV
Primary Care Fellowship and HIV Training Track. He also works half time as a
public health physician with the Division of Public Health at Idaho Department
of Health and Welfare and is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the
University of Washington School of Medicine. His clinical practice is based in
a Ryan White grant-supported HIV clinic, and is the director for the Idaho
Health District 4 Tuberculosis clinic. He has previously worked in Namibia, for
the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health as an HIV/TB
clinical mentor for the International Training and Education Center on Health.
His professional interests include HIV primary care, tuberculosis, hepatitis C,
refugee health, public health and global health.