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Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: December 20, 2017
Expires: December 19, 2018
45 minutes to complete

Target Audience

This activity is intended for primary care clinicians.

Activity Description

Significant efforts to improve HCV testing have occurred in recent years. However, if the elimination of the virus is to be possible, then all steps along the HCV care continuum need to be improved. This online publication focuses on evidence-based strategies to eliminate HCV by increasing the number of patients with chronic HCV infection who are diagnosed, treated, and cured.

Statement of Educational Need

Global discussions and goals related to the elimination of viral hepatitis have led to the development of a viral hepatitis elimination action plan by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. In their first report, the National Academies determined that disease elimination, though possible, will take considerable effort and resources. A more realistic shorter-term goal is disease control, which requires a reduction in the disease incidence and better overall care to reduce the downstream patient impact. Despite significant efforts to improve the identification of hepatitis C virus infection in recent years, evidence continues to indicate significant opportunities for better engagement of newly identified patients.

Faculty

Dawn Fishbein, MD, MS
Scientific Director, Viral Hepatitis Research
MedStar Health Research Institute
Recruitment Module Director
Georgetown Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science CTSA
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Providership Statement

This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with MedStar Health Research Institute.

Accreditation Statement

Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Medium/Method of Participation

To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the post-survey, evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

For questions or comments about this activity, please contact Med-IQ.
Call (toll-free) 866 858 7434 or email info@med-iq.com.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Copyright

© 2017 Med-IQ, LLC

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