BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
What: Media Availability with liver disease expert Dr. Tram T. Tran, who is presenting The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture, "Hepatitis C: The Past, the Present and the Future" at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas.
Who: Tram T. Tran, MD, FACG, is Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Tran has broad research interests in the areas of viral hepatitis B and C, liver disease in pregnancy and liver disease.
When: Monday, October 17, 2016, at 4:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time
Where: ACG Press Room, The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV, Room 901
Why: The hepatitis C virus is the most common cause of chronic viral liver disease in the United States. It is estimated that between 2.7 and 3.9 million Americans have chronic hepatitis C. Infection is most prevalent among those born between 1945 and 1965, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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About the American College of Gastroenterology
Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of almost 14,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College's vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention and treatment. www.gi.org
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