/Southern Nevada Health District to Host Special Hepatitis C Community Event

Southern Nevada Health District to host special hepatitis C

community event, Saturday, April 19

April 11, 2008

Who:The Southern Nevada Health District is hosting a community forum about hepatitis C.
What:The event includes two panel discussions (9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and another 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.); each panel will cover the same topics. Information booths will be available throughout the day.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Dr. Lawrence Sands, Southern Nevada Health District chief health officer
  • Brian Labus, Southern Nevada Health District senior epidemiologist
  • Dr. Robert Gish, Physician Foundation at California Pacific Medical Center liver transplant program
  • Dr. Tom McKnight, HONOReform (Hepatitis Outbreak National Organization for Reform) founder and private practice physician
  • Dr. Evelyn McKnight, HONOReform, founder
  • Kathleen Risdon, Bridge Counseling social worker
  • Robert Correales, UNLV Boyd School of Law
When:8:30 .am. – 3 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2008
Where:Southern Nevada Health District
625 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.