Asian Liver Center

September 14-16, 2006

The health summit, hosted by the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, brought together health consumers and researchers, public health and healthcare professionals, and policy makers to contribute to the national agenda for Asian American and Pacific Islander health for the next 20 years.

The Asian Liver Center helped to organize the hepatitis B track which, for the first time, was included as one of the major health issues facing Asian and Pacific Islanders today. The intent of the track was to increase awareness about the threat of chronic hepatitis B and liver cancer in the rapidly growing AAPI community, the recent CDC initiatives, the scientific basis for HBV treatment, and to identify and prioritize the goals and strategies for a national chronic HBV and liver cancer control plan. The theme was "Unite Against HBV."


Download the Agenda [0.24 MB] for the hepatitis B track

Plenary Presentations

"Impact and scope of HBV and HBV-induced liver cancer in the API community" [10.1 MB]
by Dr. Sam So - Director, Asian Liver Center

"Evidence behind HBV treatment and screening for liver cancer from an API perspective" [0.3 MB]
by Dr. Mindie Nguyen - Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine

"Update on new CDC guidelines and initiatives" [0.96 MB]
by Dr. John W. Ward - Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Workshop #1: Sharing Experiences in Community Outreach

Groups from coast to coast described their outreach models, outcomes and challenges in order to learn and grow from each other.

Boston [8.08 MB] by Eva Lilly and Christie Hershey, Hepatitis B Initiative - Boston

Chicago [5.69 MB] by Hong Liu, Asian Health Coalition of Illinois

D.C. Area [0.31 MB] by Theresa Castillo, Hepatitis B Initiative - D.C.

Houston [0.43 MB] by Jessica Hwang, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Los Angeles [17.0 MB] by Lucy Young, Herald Cancer Association

Maryland [0.30 MB] by Mark Li, Asian American Physicians Alliance for Hepatitis B of Maryland

New York [0.33 MB] by Thomas Tsang, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

San Francisco [1.30 MB] by Janet Zola, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Seattle [2.45 MB] by Kim Nguyen, Washington State API Hepatitis B Task Force

Stanford [0.81 MB] by Ellen Chang, Asian Liver Center

Workshop #2: Sharing HBV Resources

The following sites have a wide array of information regarding hepatitis B (including brochures, videos, and flyers)--all at no charge!
American Liver Foundation
Asian Liver Center
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Hepatitis B Foundation
National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health

Workshop #3: Identifying Aims, Goals, Gaps, and Priorities for a National Strategy

In this interactive session participants brainstormed and voted for their top 3 in each category. The PowerPoint [0.08 MB] summarizes the discussion and reveals what the participants deemed to be the top issues.

Workshop #4: Building Support and Legislation at City, State, and National Levels

Congressman Mike Honda (CA-15) and San Francisco City Supervisor Fiona Ma spoke about their work to fight hepatitis B and fielded questions from the audience about how the API community can motivate their legislators to support hepatitis B initiatives. Go to the Advocacy page for more info on the Hepatitis B Bill: "The National Hepatitis B Act."

Photographs from the National AAPI Health Summit

Go to the photo gallery to see pictures.

Last Updated: February 5, 2008

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