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Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light: The Art and Science of Treatment Decision-Making in Patients with HBV

Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light: The Art and Science of Treatment Decision-Making in Patients with HBV

Format

Interactive Monograph

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Released

February 1, 2019

Expires

February 1, 2020
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
0.50 / ABIM MOC Points
0.50 / CE for Pharmacists (0.05 CEUs)

Accredited Provider


This educational initiative is provided by CME Outfitters.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Program Description

It is estimated that approximately 850,000 individuals in the United States are chronically infected with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV); however, these numbers may be grossly underestimated because of suboptimal screening practices. The CDC estimated that for every reported case of HBV, there are 6.5 new infections that go unreported. Although chronic HBV is not yet curable, timely and effective treatment can reduce the chance of an individual progressing to liver disease, hepatocellular cancer, and ultimately death.

The Action Plan for the Prevention Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis hopes to increase linkage to care by supporting an integrated care model and recommending that HBV testing, care, and treatment services be integrated into primary care, enabling providers to take a holistic approach to meet individual needs.

This CME Outfitters interactive infographic addresses questions about serologic results, monitoring viral loads, and the AASLD recommendations from our expert facility.

Intended Audience

Gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who treat patients with HBV.

Educational Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:

Physicians/PAs

  • Evaluate serology results in patients screened for HBV to determine phase of disease and candidacy for treatment.
  • Initiate antiviral therapy in patients with immune-active chronic HBV aligned to established AASLD/EASL recommendations.

CPE

  • Discuss serology results in patients screened for HBV in order to determine phase of disease and candidacy for treatment.
  • Describe antiviral therapy in patients with immune-active chronic HBV aligned to established AASLD/EASL recommendations.

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Faculty

Joseph Ahn, MD, MS, FAASLD, FACG, AGAF
Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Hepatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Dr. Ahn reports that he is an advisory board member of Gilead.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The CME Outfitters, LLC staff has nothing to disclose.

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

Jeffrey Helfand, DO, MS, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Mae Ochoa, RPh, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Kashemi D. Rorie, PhD, (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM /ABIM MOC point(s)

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Part II Points:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC point 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.

Credit

0.50

Type

CE for Pharmacists

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.0.50 contact hours (0.05 CEUs)

Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-18-026-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

Additional Credit Information

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

There are no fees for participating in this CME/CE activity. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) study the educational activity, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section.

To obtain a certificate, participants must receive a score of 75% or better on the post-test. The post-test can be accessed at the end of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact CME Outfitters at 877-263-7767.

If you have any other questions relating to your certificate or other issues with this activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

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