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Hepatitis C: Simplified Management from Screening to Cure

Friday, 9/29 – 1:45pm – 3:05pm

Overview

Hepatitis C is a significant health problem in the US, where an estimated 3.5 million people are chronically infected. Among people living with chronic HCV in the US, half are undiagnosed and unaware of their infection, and therefore unable to benefit from today’s curative HCV treatments. Fewer still are engaged in ongoing care and others are lost at later staging points in the HCV care cascade, including viral load assessment, liver biopsy, treatment initiation, and achievement of SVR.

In this program, led by an HCV specialist and primary care provider, clinicians will learn best practices on screening appropriate patients for HCV, evaluating HCV-infected patients, counseling patients on available treatment options, and understanding when to refer patients to a specialist.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply current guidelines on age-cohort and risk-based HCV screening
  • Appropriately manage newly diagnosed and other untreated HCV patients, including staging and counseling them regarding the multiple health consequences of HCV infection
  • Accurately counsel patients regarding current HCV treatment options, including recommended timing of treatment and key characteristics of current regimens
  • Appropriately distinguish between HCV-infected patients who can be managed in primary care vs those requiring linkage to specialist care

Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

Accreditation Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Primary Care Network (PCN) and Clinical Care Options. Primary Care Network is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Primary Care Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAFP: This Live activity, Hepatitis C: Simplified Management from Screening to Cure, from 09/29/2017 – 11/17/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.25 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Information


Terry Box, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Utah Health
Salt Lake City, UT


Brian Pearlman, MD

Medical Director
Center for Hepatitis C, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Emory School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
Atlanta, GA