February News & Updates
#JustB Storytelling Campaign
John Ellis' Story
The Hepatitis B Foundation has released another Storytelling video! Hear John's inspiring story of determination, advocacy and hope. Stay tuned for more releases and learn more about the project here.
Interested in Hosting a 'Just B' Screening Event?

Partner with us to host a showing of the Be About It Documentary and learn from hepatitis B patients and families themselves! Contact Catherine.Freeland@hepb.org for more information! 

HBU Webinar: Building and Maintaining  a Hepatitis B Coalition 
Wednesday February 22nd 3:00-4:00PM EST

Join us for an interactive session to learn about local hepatitis B coalition building from two experienced coalitions. Panelists will be sharing tips and their personal experiences in sustaining hepatitis B coalitions in New Jersey and Washington State. 

Register here.
Blog: Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV in the US: A Call to Action 

With the release of the latest Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, it is vital to keep the elimination of perinatal transmission as a top priority. The barriers to "increasing the birth dose coverage to 85%" as outlined in the report, are multidimensional and extend beyond newborn vaccination. Our own Kate Moraras, MPH and Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, along with HBU partners remind us that elliminating new HBV infections require focusing on both infected mothers and their babies. Read the report here.

Save the Dates!

Saturday, April 1st

Event: 3rd Annual Jefferson Liver Disease Symposium 2017 
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City
Details: There is a course fee + CMEs offered

This seminar provides an update on best practices in the diagnosis, treatment and management of liver disease.  Experts in the fields of Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Surgery will provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment and management of patients with a potpourri of liver disorders and diseases.  For more information or to register, visit the course website here

Thursday, May 4th

Event: Learning Luncheon: Using Social Media to Increase Awareness and Discussion around Hepatitis B for Young Adults
Location: TBD
Details: Join HBU and Julia Alber, PhD, MPH for this free info session! RSVP to Catherine.Freeland@hepb.org.
Friday, May 19th
Event: Think About the Link Philadelphia Summit 
Location: Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central Location
Details:  Join Hep B United Philadelphia, the Prevent Cancer Foundation and HepCAP for the Think About the Link Philadelphia Summit. Free and Open to the Public.

Saturday, June 3rd
Interested in rowing on our HBUP Team? We need you! Email Catherine.Freeland@hepb.org for more info or to join!
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