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Hope on the Horizon: Improving NASH Assessment and Treatment

Hope on the Horizon: Improving NASH Assessment and Treatment

Format

Cases

Time to Complete

90 minutes

Released

June 28, 2019

Expires

June 28, 2020
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Maximum Credits

1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accredited Provider

Provided by the American Gastroenterological Association in collaboration with Haymarket Medical Education and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

Program Description

In this enduring symposium, 3 experts in the assessment and treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) go beyond the guidelines to discuss the current landscape of NASH management and what is on the horizon. Topics to be covered include screening and differential diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and NASH, including the role of noninvasive assessment; the current state of NASH management and unmet needs; and emerging agents for the treatment of NASH.

Intended Audience

Gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endocrinologists, diabetologists, and other clinicians who provide care for patients with or at risk for NAFLD/NASH

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Facilitate the noninvasive assessment of fibrosis in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Integrate the latest disease-state understandings and available therapeutic modalities for NASH to address unmet treatment needs
  • Evaluate emerging agents for the treatment of NASH and their potential implications for clinical practice

Accredited Provider Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Statement

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute will implement mechanisms to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Faculty

Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD - Chair
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University, Inova Campus
Falls Church, Virginia
Affiliate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

Dr. Younossi receives consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novo Nordisk Inc., and Shionogi Inc.

Ira M. Jacobson, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Hepatology
NYU Langone Health
New York, New York

Dr. Jacobson receives consulting fees from AbbVie, Arrowhead, Assembly Biosciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceutica, Merck & Co., Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc., Siemens, and Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Inc., and receives grant/research support from Assembly Biosciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Genfit, and Janssen Pharmaceutica.

Cynthia Moylan, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Moylan receives consulting fees from Gilead Sciences and Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and receives grant/research support from NuSirt Biopharma, Inc., and Taiwan J Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. Dr. Moylan is on the advisory committee for Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The AGA Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Credit Information

Physician Assistant Continuing Education
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1.50 Category 1 Credit for completing this activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for education activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AGA Institute, HME, the ASGE, or Allergan, Inc. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact the AGA Institute.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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