On Tuesday, June 5th, Peter Hauser, MD, Director of the National VA Telemental Health Hub Long Beach presented on: “Hepatitis C and Alcohol”
1. Explain the epidemiology and course of hepatitis C virus (HCV).
2. Discuss how alcohol impacts the course of HCV.
3. Describe effective ways to manage HCV and alcohol use.
Dr. Hauser was born in Petersburg Virginia. His parents immigrated to the United States from what is now the Czech Republic in the 1950’s. He has worked as a psychiatrist and researcher in the public sector since 1986. Dr. Hauser’s primary research and clinical interests are the psychiatric and substance use disorders co-morbidities in Veterans with hepatitis C, the development of educational products for Veterans with hepatitis C as well as the healthcare providers who treat these patients, and the treatment and underlying causes of interferon-induced depression. More recently the focus of his research has been the treatment of alcohol use disorders in Veterans with hepatitis C and examining the effects of moderate to heavy drinking on immune response. Dr. Hauser has enjoyed long standing and productive research collaborations with fellow co-investigators.
Disclosures: educational grant from MECTA (ECT Company)