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Join Hep B United and Watch the Hep B Summit Online!

hepb-united-btnThe Hep B United Summit in Washington D.C., starting Sunday afternoon and running through Monday, July 26 and 27, can be viewed LIVE and in real time on Periscope. Plus, you can follow the conversation on Twitter with #HepBSummit!

The 3rd annual Summit, organized by the Hepatitis B Foundation, will convene national and local coalition partners, experts, stakeholders, and federal partners to discuss goals and share strategies to increase hepatitis B testing and vaccination and improve access to care and treatment for individuals living with hepatitis B. Now, you can watch these important proceedings on Periscope.

What is Periscope? Periscope broadcasts live video worldwide, in real time, so you can watch it from your computer (via web link) or a mobile device (via Periscope app). The app is free and available for your phone (iPhone and Android) and iPad or Tablet. (@Periscopeco)

Wondering how to use Periscope to watch the Hep B United Summit in real time? There two options:

  1. If you’re using a PC, keep an eye out for a tweet from Hep B United’s Twitter handle (@hepbunited) that will contain a link to take you directly to the stream.
  2. If you’re on the go, you can download the Periscope app for free from the App store or Google Play. You can either login using Twitter or directly with your phone number. Create your Periscope username and then follow Hep B United / hepbunited. We’ll be sure to follow you back! Here’s a great Periscope tutorial from Traffic Generation Café to get you started

***Live commenting is only available if you are using the Periscope app on iOS or Android

Wondering which sessions will be broadcast live from the #HepBSummit? Here’s a list, all events are Sunday and Monday, July 26 and 27, ET.

HBU Summit Overview
3-3:30 p.m. Sunday: Joan Block (HBF) and Jeff Caballero (AAPCHO), Co-Chairs of Hep B United will go over the Summit Agenda and Objectives

HBU Accomplishments and Strategies
3:30-4 p.m. Sunday:  Chari Cohen and Kate Moraras (HBF) will discuss Hep B United accomplishments and 2014-2015 strategic priority areas

HBU Mini Grants & Peer Mentor Program
4-4:40 p.m. Sunday:  The 2013-2014 Hep B United mini grant recipients and peer mentor groups will share their experiences and lessons learned in their campaigns against hepatitis B.

Building Local Capacity
4:45-6 p.m. Sunday: Daniel Raymond (Harm Reduction Coalition), Christine Rodriguez (NVHR) and Isha Weerasinghe (AAPCHO) will lead a session on building capacity to improve effectiveness  at a local level.

How to Frame Your HBV Story
11:30-2 p.m. Monday: Martha Hayward (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) will lead an interactive session on how to frame our hepatitis B stories in a compelling manner.

Motivating & Growing Coalitions
1:15-2 p.m. Monday: Thaddeus Pham (Hep Free Hawaii) will help us to get motivated and grow local HBV coalitions for maximum impact!

Not able to join the sessions with Periscope? Follow the conversation on Twitter using the #HepBSummit hashtag. Follow the events, RT and engage with event attendees and help us raise hepatitis B awareness. World Hepatitis Day is July 28th, and this is a terrific opportunity to let the world know what we’re doing to help those living with hepatitis B.

Other popular hashtags for World Hepatitis Day include #PreventHepatitis, #WorldHepatitisDay, #4000voices,#hepatitis, #KnowHepB, and #justB .

Be sure to join the World Hepatitis Alliance #4000voices Thunderclap

Still have questions? Email us at info@hepb.org and we’ll help you get started!

Visit the Hep B United and Hepatitis B Foundation websites for more information about hepatitis B and related programs.

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