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This session will review evolving concepts of interest to public health practitioners and clinical practitioners for hepatitis C . The epidemiology of hepatitis C in Ontario will be reviewed along with an analysis of rates and risk factors by health unit. Work to revise the Ontario case definitions for hepatitis C will be presented. In addition, the concept of treatment as prevention will be reviewed and the possible role of public health units in ensuring treatment compliance will be explored.
Note: While this is the fourth in a series of sessions on hepatitis, each one is independent. Prior attendace at an earlier session is helpful but not required.
Presenters: Dr. Bryna Warshawsky, Christina Renda, Michael
Bryna Warshawsky is a Public Health Physician, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response at PHO.
Christina Renda is Research Assistant, Communicable Diseases at PHO.
Michael Whelan is Epidemiologist Lead, Communicable Diseases at PHO.
Gary Garber is the Chief, Infection Prevention and Control at PHO.
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