The Global Problem of Hepatitis B: Sharing Experiences from China and New York City

Posted on November 16, 2009

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On November 4, 2009, I participated in a panel discussion on “The Global Problem of Hepatitis B: Sharing Experiences from China and New York City” which was hosted by
NYU Medical Center and moderated by Dr. Henry Pollack, the Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at NYU School of Medicine and the Scientific Investigator of B Free CEED. The Panelists included the surgeons and physicians from Bellevue Hospital and Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. There were 51 Chinese distinguished Hepatologists and 5 Roche Pharmaceutical representatives from China participating in this panel discussion. The panel was discussing the epidemics of Hepatitis B and sharing their challenges and successes in managing the disease.

This event enabled health professionals from China and New York City to discuss and share their perspectives on the global problems of Hepatitis B. Since there are many Chinese immigrants in New York City, they share many things in common. Therefore, there was much can be learned from each other. By sharing, it can improve Hepatitis B prevention and care in the New York City and in China. Many partners of our B Free CEED network were also present and it was gratifying to meet them and learn more about them.

posted by Tze-Jen C.

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