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Course Director

Mark S. Sulkowski, MD
Mark S. Sulkowski, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Viral Hepatitis Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Faculty

Ira M. Jacobson
Ira M. Jacobson, MD

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Trang M. Vu
Trang M. Vu, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.0 Credits
Release Date:2017-Jul-31
Expiration Date:2018-Jul-30
Estimated Time for Completion:60 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, a panel of experts discusses strategies to improve HCV screening, diagnosis, and patient care through interdisciplinary means.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Develop interdisciplinary care plans for individual patients with HCV, focusing on roles and responsibilities related to diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up
  • Identify individuals with HCV by implementing evidence-based recommendations for screening and diagnosis within the context of interdisciplinary care
  • Apply recent efficacy, safety, and tolerability data and current recommendations for the use of available therapies when providing interdisciplinary care for individuals with HCV

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of hepatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious diseases specialists, primary care physicians, and other clinicians involved in the treatment of HCV.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain CME credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: July 31, 2017 - July 30, 2018
Time to Complete: 60 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME activity during the past 12 months.

Course Director and Moderator

Mark S. Sulkowski, MD
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis Center
Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Mark S. Sulkowski, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board for AbbVie Inc.; Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.; Gilead; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Trek Therapeutics, PBC.
Other Financial or Material Support from Gilead for the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB).

Mark S. Sulkowski, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: treatments for chronic hepatitis C infection.

Faculty

Ira M. Jacobson, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Ira M. Jacobson, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for AbbVie Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Gilead; Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Trek Therapeutics, PBC.
Grant/Research Support from Genfit; Gilead; and Merck & Co., Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with Gilead; Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Merck & Co., Inc.

Ira M. Jacobson, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: treatments for chronic hepatitis C infection.

Trang M. Vu, MD
Instructor
Division of General Internal Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Trang M. Vu, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Trang M. Vu, MD, does not intend to discuss any non-FDA-approved or investigational use of any products/devices.

CME Reviewer

Kaushal Patel, MD
Nephrology Associates of Central PA
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Kaushal Patel, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Kathryn B. Charalambous, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kathryn B. Charalambous, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit & Support

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Providership

This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

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