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HCV Among Women of Childbearing Age


Published Date: 03/28/2022

CE Credit: No CE


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality and there has been a noted increase in HCV incidence among women of childbearing age (aged 15-44). This course will provide attendees with an overview of HCV prevalence, importance of screening for HCV in women of childbearing age, and the screening importance, health outcomes, and treatment options of HCV during pregnancy.


Tatyana Kushner,MD, MSCE

Tatyana Kushner, MD, MSCE is Associate Professor in the Division of Liver Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai here in New York, with a joint appointment in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kushner’s clinical and research interests focus on clinical predictors, epidemiological trends and outcomes in viral hepatitis and in liver disease during pregnancy. Her clinical practice encompasses the full spectrum of liver disease from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) to cirrhosis and decompensated liver disease. She is a member of the AASLD/IDSA HCV Guidance committee, advisor to the CDC Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination Tip-HepC Registry and advisor to the Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group.

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