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Call to Action: HBV Treatment Evaluation and Initiation in Primary Care Settings

SmartMobile(TM)

Premiere Date: Wednesday, August 15, 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 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Faculty


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

Statement of Need

HBV phases are dynamic; as such, patients with hepatitis B can transition between phases. Current therapies for HBV have demonstrated efficacy in normalizing ALT levels, decreasing HBV DNA levels, and seroconversion from HBeAg positive to HBeAb positive. However, they are limited in eliminating the virus and achieving a “functional cure”.

AASLD practice guidances are developed by a panel of experts and put forward to help clinicians understand and implement the most recent evidence about optimal treatment intervention in patients with HBV. With knowledge of these guidances, clinicians can set goals and build strategies for preventing new viral hepatitis infections, reducing deaths, and improving the health of people living with viral hepatitis.

This CME Outfitters mobile case series includes spaced case vignettes that test knowledge, confidence, and competence in practice, with the goal of helping primary care and internal medicine clinicians optimize treatment for patients with HBV.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Utilize AASLD guidance updates to facilitate decision-making for optimal treatment intervention in patients with 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 Credits. 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/TST28414 (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.

Dr. Ahn reports that he is on the advisory board for Gilead.

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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