Hepatitis C University

Hepatitis C University is a multi-part series that is currently in its fall cycle. In 2016, Hepatitis C University was offered quarterly, with space for up to 50 participants (20 service providers and 30 patients/advocates). COPE provides up-to-date information on the treatment cascade, new and improved therapies, and projected outcomes. In each course, we have presentations from the key opinion leaders in our field. Past presenters included renowned physicians Dr. Doug Dietrich, Dr. Lorna Dove, and Dr. Paul Gaglio. Our courses cover topics that range from “HIV/HEP C Co-Infection” to “The Manifestation of the HCV Disease”. The next Hepatitis C University Series will begin in December.

Monthly Support Groups

COPE conducts monthly support groups for anyone living with Hepatits C and/or HIV. See the Calendar for upcoming events, or reach out to us at

Community Forums

Community forums are open to anyone who is interested in getting up-to-date information about Hepatitis C and treatment options.See the Calendar for upcoming events, or reach out to us at


COPE successfully advocated for the passage of the NYS ‘Baby Boomer’ testing law which requires that a Hep C screening test be offered to all persons born between 1945 and 1965 that receive health services. COPE is also instrumental in forming National Hepatitis C Testing Day, International Hep C Testing Day, and National Hep C Action Day.