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Course Director

Robert G. Gish
Robert G. Gish, MD

Medical Director, Liver Disease Management and Transplant Program
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California

Faculty

Christopher C. Wong
Christopher C. Wong, MD

Practicing Physician, Internal Medicine
San Francisco, California

Accredited by

University of Michigan Medical School

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2010-Feb-02
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free

Program Description & Educational Objectives

In this activity, two experts in hepatitis B discuss screening and management of hepatitis B in the primary care setting.

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

  • Implement rigorous screening for HBV based on understanding of the risk factors and need for prompt evaluation
  • Counsel patients on risks and benefits of HBV treatment based on patient- and disease-related factors
  • Evaluate and monitor response to therapy in patients with HBV

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians and other clinicians involved in diagnosing and managing patients with hepatitis B.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. 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: Internet
Release and Expiration Dates: February 02, 2010 - February 01, 2011
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure

Course Director and Interviewee

Robert G. Gish, MD
Medical Director, Liver Disease Management and Transplant Program
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California

Robert G. Gish, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:

Consultant for Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bayer AG; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; F. Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd.; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; GlobeImmune, Inc.; Hepahope, Inc.; Human Genome Sciences, Inc.; Idenix Pharmaceuticals; Innogenetics, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc.; Nucleonics, Inc.; Pharmasset, Inc.; Schering-Plough Corporation; SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America; and ZymoGenetics, Inc.

Grant/Research Support from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; F. Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; GlobeImmune, Inc.; Idenix Pharmaceuticals; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Nucleonics Inc.; Pfizer Inc; Schering-Plough Corporation; SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Valeant Pharmaceuticals North Amercia.

Speakers Bureau participant with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; F. Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd.; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.; Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Schering-Plough Corporation; and Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals.

Interviewee

Christopher C. Wong, MD
Practicing Physician, Internal Medicine
San Francisco, California

Christopher C. Wong, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:

Advisory Board for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

CME Reviewer

Robert J. Fontana, MD
Associate Professor
Medical Director
Liver Transplantation
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Robert J. Fontana, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:

Speakers Bureau participant with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; and Roche Laboratories Inc.

Credit Designation

Mr. Pierre Lavalard, MBA
Associate Director
Office of CME
Department of Medical Education
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mr. Pierre Lavalard, MBA, currently has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Content Director

Annette Wiggins
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education, Inc.

Annette Wiggins currently has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Sponsorship, Credit & Support

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Michigan Medical School and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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