Parent and Child Health: Substance Use Awareness Virtual June Conference Series 2024

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024 12 pm to 1 pm


Training Sessions

Hepatitis C Virus In Pregnancy: An Opportunity to Test and Treat


Pregnancy is an excellent opportunity for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection testing and treatment and may prevent the 5-8% risk of perinatal HCV transmission. HCV infection is increasing among pregnant women who use drugs. Many providers may not ask about risks, therefore patients often do not disclose. In this session, Dr. Chappell will share her research on HCV treatment during pregnancy, including details on cure rates for HCV in pregnant women, effectively reducing risk of perinatal transmission.


  • Understand how risk-based screening misses many people with HCV
  • Learn the importance of HCV screening and treatment, and ow they are implemented during pregnancy
  • Understand the cost-effectiveness of universal screening for HCV in pregnancy, much like existing universal screening for HIC and Hepatitis B



The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.

Psychologist (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

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