Dr. Thomas is helping lead the HCV Elimination Program in Florida.

Event Description

The FL HCV elimination group convened national and local experts in August 2019 in Orlando, FL for its inaugural meeting to address screening, treatment-level barriers and liver cancer prevention. The meeting goal was to support a statewide Hepatitis C Virus elimination program. It was attended by stakeholders including representatives from the FL DOH, patients, medical and social service providers, researchers, policymakers and others from private organizations. This followed an earlier HCV elimination meeting in February 2019 held in Miami, FL by the major liver disease societies (AASLD/EASL). Planned activities will strengthen and be synergistic with the current efforts from the FL DOH viral hepatitis program. They will include involvement of four major academic centers in FL. Stakeholders will continue to meet in 2020 with the goal of producing a guidance document with support from both the American Liver Foundation and ASTHO by participating in monthly peer-to-peer learning opportunities for hepatitis elimination.

HCV Elimination Program Participation

Click here for more information about the Hepatitis Elimination Project

To participate in the State of Florida, please contact:

Thomas Bendle email: Thomas.Bendle@flhealth.gov
Emmanuel Thomas email: ethomas1@med.miami.edu

National map of Hepatitis Elimination Project locations in the United States
National map of Hepatitis Elimination Project locations in the United States