Conversation about one of Digestive Disease Week’s hottest topics – hepatitis c – wasn’t limited to session rooms and the exhibit hall. Lead experts discussed the topic on in a Twitter chat to discuss the rising rates of the virus, who needs to be screened and new therapies on the horizon. Nearly 70 others added their thoughts to the discussion, asking questions and engaging with the experts, including Donald Jensen, MD, director of the center for liver diseases at the University of Chicago, and John Ward, MD, director of the Division of Viral Hepatitis at CDC.

Below are some highlight tweets from the chat as Dr. Jensen and Dr. Ward engaged with followers. Read the full transcript.