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The 2022 Bruce Witte Lecture, "HBV: expanding treatments guidelines: where are we and where are we going?" presented by Robert G. Gish, MD.  

Thank you to all who attended on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. If you were not able to tune in, here is the video: 

The slides from the presentation can be found here

About Dr. Gish:
Robert G. Gish, MD, is the principal of Robert G. Gish Consultants LLC, a medical consulting company for liver and liver transplant programs, diagnostics and therapeutics companies that operate in the liver disease and liver health space.

Medical Director at the University of California, San Diego, Health Systems from 2010 to 2013 in the Center for Hepatobiliary Disease and Abdominal Transplantation, Dr. Gish also was a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD during that period. From 2014 to 2019, he served at Stanford University with major roles in outreach programs. He currently is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Reno, and Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCSD. Dr. Gish also is Medical Director of the Hepatitis B Foundation.

Dr. Gish received his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School in 1980 after an undergraduate program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He completed a three-year Residency in Internal Medicine at the UCSD, and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at UCLA, during which time he was awarded the National Institutes of Health Physician Scientist Award.

Dr. Gish has an active research program in viral hepatitis. He has published more than 600 original articles, abstracts, and book chapters, and more than 120 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Gish also is actively involved in numerous professional societies, such as the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases since 1984 and the American Society of Transplant since 1995. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians as well as 10+ other national and international organizations.

Dr. Gish’s participation in various San Francisco and San Diego Hep B Free campaign activities has led to the screening of over 6,000 people for viral hepatitis. He also has a major interest in Vietnam and the Philippines and co-authored a Vietnamese public health policy for liver health.

About the Witte Lecture: 

The Witte Lectureship was established by Hepatitis B Foundation Cofounders, Janine and Paul Witte, in remembrance of their son, Bruce, to allow for a distinguished leader in the field to visit the Hepatitis B Foundation and Blumberg Institute to make a presentation and meet with scientists and public health leaders. It is the HBF's most important named lecture. Previous Witte Lecturers include: Harvey Alter (Nobel Prize laureate), Frank Chisari, Charles Rice (Nobel Prize laureate), John Taylor, John Gerin, Raymond Schinazi, Raymond Dwek, Rafi Ahmed, Adrian DiBisceglie, Steve Locarnini, Dennis Liotta, John Martin, Stanley Lemon and Marion Peters​​​​​​​.