Placing the Liver Front and Center –
The Right Place in Prevention
SILVER SPRING, MD, January 30, 2013 – Please join us at a briefing to highlight the critical need for promoting liver health education on the national agenda. This briefing is co-hosted by Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representatives Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Mike Honda (D-CA), and Hank Johnson (D-GA), and sponsored by Hepatitis Foundation International, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and the Trust for America’s Health.
A panel of experts will demonstrate how the critical lack of awareness and the consequences of poor liver health among America’s adults and children, particularly in hard-hit communities of color, lead to a wide range of lethal but preventable diseases.
You will learn how the high incidence of a wide variety of chronic diseases (including heart disease, obesity, stroke, and diabetes) throughout the nation is having a devastating impact. That all of these health conditions are liver-related and preventable underscores the importance of making prevention a priority, bringing these chronic illnesses under control, saving lives, and preserving precious health care dollars.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Russell Building – Room SR-385
Boxed Lunch Available
The Expert Panel
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