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

Premiere Date: Friday, December 14, 2018

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. ABIM (MOC)
  4. Other

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

Credit Expiration Date:
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director of Clinical Hepatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Statement of Need

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.

Learning Objectives

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

  • 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.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  • 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.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, 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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Enduring: 0376-0000-18-026-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

ABIM/MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 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.

Learning Formats
Enduring material

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.

MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

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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 an advisory board member of Gilead.

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.

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 has 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.

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