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Overcoming Challenges in HIV and HCV Testing and Linkage to Care

Premiere Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Faculty


Carlos Malvestutto, MD, MPHCarlos Malvestutto, MD, MPH 
Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Jaimie P. Meyer, MD, MS, FACPJaimie P. Meyer, MD, MS, FACP 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease AIDS Program
Yale University School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Primary Care/Health Systems in Nursing
Yale School of Nursing
New Haven, CT

David A. Wohl, MDDavid A. Wohl, MD 
Professor of Medicine
Site Leader, Global HIV Prevention & Treatment Research Site
Co-Director, North Carolina AIDS Training & Education Center
Co-Director, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Clinical Research Group
Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Statement of Need

The U.S. opioid crisis has fueled injection drug use (IDU), causing a dramatic increase in hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, with IDU accounting for one in 10 new HIV infections. While effective treatment options for HIV and HCV are available, barriers within OUD populations, such as high-risk behaviors, make testing and treatment difficult, but routine and repeated HIV and HCV testing should be offered to patients with OUD, with point-of-care testing being key to improving care and reducing forward transmission of HIV and hepatitis C.

Part One of this CME Outfitters Briefcase, a case-based faculty interview, examines a real-world case highlighting strategies for testing at-risk patients for HIV and HCV, including OUD populations. Further, faculty will discuss how to interpret lab results and the appropriate steps to take for this patient population.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Implement strategies to improve HIV and HCV testing in at-risk patients including injection drug users.

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

  • Describe strategies to improve HV testing in at-risk patients including injection drug users.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Target Audience

OUD specialists, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, mental health specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

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)™. 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: 0376-0000-19-061-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.

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

Royal College MOC: Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners practicing in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME's "CME in Support of MOC" program in Section 3 of the Royal College's MOC Program.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online (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.cmeoutfitters.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. Wohl reports that he receives research support from Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; and ViiV Healthcare. He is on the advisory committee for Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; and ViiV Healthcare. He is a consultant for Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Dr. Malvestutto reports that he is on the advisory committee for ViiV Healthcare.

Dr. Meyer reports that she receives research support from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Tony Graham, MD (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Kavitha Ramachandran, PhD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Susan Perry (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (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 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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