HBF Patient Conference

21 03 2007

Sponsored by the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) will be held June 8 – 9, 2007, at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
This year the Patient Conference will include a special session for parents of children with Hepatitis B on the afternoon of Friday, June 8th!
The featured speaker for the parent session is Dr. Maureen Jonas, of Children’s Hospital,  Boston.  Dr. Jonas is a renowned pediatric hepatologist.  Her research focuses on liver disease in children with emphasis on viral hepatitis.
Topics such as What should I know about Hepatitis BWho to tell, and What to tell my child will be discussed.  Disclosure topics will be discussed with Augie Acevedo, LMSW.  All discussions will be moderated by Chris Kukka and Maureen Kamischke
Saturday will include a day filled with expert guest speakers, doctors and researchers, including author and liver disease specialist, Dr. Melissa Palmer. 
Workshop sessions will be offered in topics such as:  Hepatitis B Basics, Talking to Friends, Family and Lovers, Alternative and Complementary Therapies and a session on Children and HBV run by Maureen Kamischke and Chris Kukka. 
This is a great opportunity for parents of children with hepatitis B to meet face-to-face to discuss topics with both experts and friends. 
Register online today:
Make Your Hotel Reservations Before May 8.
Special conference rates of $99/room have been reserved a the Philadelphia Holiday Inn for the Hepatitis B Patient Conference.  Call 215-735-9300 before May 8th to reserve!
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Peggy Farley
Visit the HBF website at www.hepb.org for a complete agenda listing.




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