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ECHO - Hepatitis C in Pregnancy & Infants
Monday, May 29, 2023, 4:30 AM - 5:30 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

Hepatitis C in Pregnancy & Infants
May 4th to June 22nd | Every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 PM CDT

ECHO-Chicago provides training via Zoom to build capacity at the community level. Providers in ECHO training actively engage in discussions with their peers and subject matter experts about challenges they experience in their own practice and with their own patients. This offers providers a learning community for ongoing reinforcement of lessons learned and support in bringing these new elements into practice. Eliminating hepatitis C (HCV) is a national and global health imperative. Yet pregnant people and exposed
infants have largely been excluded from this effort. This ECHO series, in partnership with Lurie Children's Hospital and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aims to help providers become more competent and comfortable delivering care to hepatitis C positive pregnant people and infants. Early detection & treatment of HCV can lower rates of morbidity and mortality and reduce the risk of disease progression for individual patients, in addition to getting us closer to the goal of eradicating HCV around the world.


Participants receive

  • Evidence-based education on prenatal and postnatal hepatitis c care in pregnant people and infants
  • New skills and knowledge through case-based interactive learning (including cases provided by participants)
  • Access to hepatology, infectious disease, and fetal & maternal medicine specialists throughout the series and
  • afterwards
  • Opportunities to discuss patient cases and gain strategies for managing your patient panel
  • Training provided at no cost to participants and no travel

Series Schedule:
May 4: Introduction to ECHO-Chicago & screening for viral hepatitis
May 11: Pathophysiology and clinical presentations of HCV
May 18: Staging fibrosis in HCV and co-management strategies
May 25: Treatment of HCV in the non-pregnant population
June 1: Harm reduction in the perinatal population
June 8: Key clinical considerations in managing HCV in the pregnant population
June 15: HCV management in pregnancy: a shared decision making model
June 22: HCV screening in the newborn and treatment options for children


Andrew Aronsohn, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Center for Liver Diseases at the University of Chicago; board-certified gastroenterologist and liver disease and transplantation specialist
Ravi Jhaveri MD, FIDSA, FPIDS, FAAP, Division Head of Infectious Diseases at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern Medicine
Seema K. Shah, JD, HEC-C, Director of Research Ethics, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Advanced General Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Lynn Yee, MD, MPH, Associate Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern Medicine; board-certified in
obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine

Contact Isa Rodriguez,
Associate Director of Outreach
[email protected]

Contact: [email protected]