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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1.0 ANCC Contact Hour
Released: February 8, 2019
Expires: February 8, 2020
1 hour to complete

Jointly Provided By

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended to educate obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives on appropriate hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening, testing, and referral practices for their patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Provide proactive hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and confirmatory testing for obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) patients per guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Counsel patients on the implications of HCV infection, efficacy and safety of current direct-acting antiviral treatment regimens for chronic HCV infection, and behavioral risk reduction
  • Coordinate appropriate referrals and multidisciplinary care for HCV-infected women presenting in OB/GYN practices

Activity Description

This activity presents practical information for OB/GYNs on HCV screening, confirmatory testing, patient education, and counseling strategies for use within the real-world clinical context of their practice. While HCV impacts women across diverse age groups and demographics, pregnancy raises additional considerations and risks for the HCV-infected mother and her unborn child, including mother-to-child transmission of the virus, for which faculty share recommendations and management insights.

Statement of Educational Need

This educational activity is designed to better prepare OB/GYNs to identify patients who should be screened for HCV based on relevant professional society recommendations, appropriately link patients to care, and manage pregnancies of women who have HCV. Expert faculty will provide practical information on HCV screening, confirmatory testing, patient education, and counseling strategies for use within the real-world clinical context of OB/GYN practice. Although HCV affects women across diverse age groups and demographics, pregnancy raises additional considerations and risks for the HCV-infected mother and her unborn child, including mother-to-child-transmission of the virus, for which faculty will share recommendations and management insights.

Agenda

Introduction
Why Should OB/GYNs Be Concerned About HCV?
The OB/GYN’s Role in HCV Care
Conclusion

Faculty

Nancy S. Reau, MD
The Richard B. Capps Chair of Hepatology
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Rush Medical College
Chief, Section of Hepatology
Associate Director of Organ Transplantation
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois


Joanne L. Stone, MD, MSHCDL
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Mount Sinai Health System
Fellowship Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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 faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Nancy S. Reau, MD      
Consulting Fees: AbbVie Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc.
Contracted Research: GENFIT SA, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Shire plc

Joanne L. Stone, MD, MSHCDL
No financial relationships to disclose

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Integritas Communications planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity 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.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.

Instructions to Receive Credit

A statement of credit will be issued immediately upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  1. Read the educational objectives, accreditation information, and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
  3. Read or review the activity content.
  4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  5. Physicians, NPs, PAs, and RNs who achieves a grade of 75% or better on the Post-Activity Test and who completes the Evaluation will receive a CME/CE Certificate.
  6. All other participant who achieves a grade of 75% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who completes the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

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