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Call to Action: Screening for HBV in At-Risk Patients in Primary Care Settings

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Premiere Date: Monday, July 16, 2018

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Other


All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

Credit Expiration Date:
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available

Faculty


Amy Shen Tang, MDAmy Shen Tang, MD 
Hepatitis B Program Director
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
New York, NY

Statement of Need

The National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C Phase 2 Report was released in March 2017 and indicated that better attention to prevention, screening, and treatment of hepatitis B and C could eliminate the burden of these diseases and prevent nearly 90,000 deaths by 2030.

It is important for providers to screen at-risk patients for HBV, as approximately 25% of those without HBV monitoring or treatment will die prematurely of HCC, cirrhosis, or liver failure It is practical to include HBV screening as part of STI screening for high-risk persons, and the ACP-CDC joint guidelines recommend HBV screening with hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs), and hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) total or IgG.

The National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020 includes information on best screening practices for HBV, and this CME Outfitters mobile case series is designed to help primary care and internal medicine clinicians gain knowledge and confidence in practicing these screening behaviors, with the goal of diagnosing individuals to treat HBV, prevent transmission, and therefore reduce the number of deaths.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify best practices in accordance with ACP guidelines fore screening patients at risk for HBV.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, internists, gastroenterologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who treat patients with HBV.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsâ„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online at www.cmeoutfitters.com/TST28314 (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (75% pass rate required). This website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit www.neurosciencecme.com/technical.asp.

Disclosure Declaration

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.

Amy Shen Tang, MD has no disclosures to report.

Kashemi Rorie, PhD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Shari Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

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.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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