CME Outfitters Announces New Activity on Screening and Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus

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Launches on November 28 with live broadcast, interactive Q&A session; includes experts from University of Washington, Boston Medical Center, University of Chicago, and New York University

CME Outfitters, LLC, an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education, today announces a new interactive CE activity entitled Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Advancing Care, Changing Lives. The activity launches with a live broadcast on November 28, 2012 at 12:00pm ET, and provides continuing education credit for physicians, nurses and pharmacists.

“This condition remains chronically under-diagnosed, especially in specific demographic populations” says Shari Tordoff, managing partner of CME Outfitters, LLC. “Effective guidelines for screening and treatment exist, yet a significant challenge remains a gap in the delivery of preventative and therapeutic services. This activity provides a thorough review of all the guidelines for care as well as strategies for screening, monitoring and adherence.”

Tordoff adds that the activity reviews best practices for primary care management of HBV infection within the framework of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases guidelines, emerging data, and expert experience and thought. This focus on primary care helps clinicians in that practice setting:

  •     Increase the rate at which health care providers screen at-risk patients for hepatitis B infection.
  •     Provide accurate patient education and counseling to HBsAg-positive patients about the significance of their serologic findings and use of the findings to guide next treatment steps for hepatitis B infection.
  •     Devise a plan or refer for ongoing monitoring, follow-up, and determination of treatment candidacy for hepatitis B.

Faculty for the activity includes several renowned, award-winning clinician-researchers who have specific expertise in the research, treatment and management of chronic hepatitis B.

Kris V. Kowdley, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, AGAF (Moderator)
Director, Liver Center of Excellence
Digestive Disease Institute
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Research Member, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH
Professor of Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Staff Physician, Family Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Helen S. Te, MD, AGAF
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director
Adult Liver Transplant Program
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Su Wang, MD, MPH
Assistant Director of Medical Affairs
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Clinical Instructor
Department of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Program Details:
Live Broadcast: Wednesday, November 28, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
"After the Show" live Q&A webcast: 1:02 pm–1:30 pm ET
Taped Re-Air: 4:00–5:00 pm ET
There is no fee to register for or participate in the program, however registration is required. There are two easy ways to register:
Online: Visit http://cmeoutfitters.com/cmea.asp?ID=707 and click Register for Activity
Phone: Call 877.CME-PROS (877.263.7767)

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other health care professionals whose scope of practice involves providing primary care for adults who have or who are at risk of developing chronic viral hepatitis.

Financial Support:
This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Outfitters designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category I CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

AAFP Credit (Family Physicians):
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
CNE Credit (Nurses): Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.5 contact hours.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-12-017-L01-P (live presentation) 0376-0000-12-017-H01-P (recorded programs)
Activity type: knowledge-based
Credit Expiration Date: November 28, 2013

Post-test, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online at http://cmeoutfitters.com/cmea.asp?ID=707 (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (80% pass rate required). This website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit http://www.neurosciencecme.com/technical.asp.

Faculty Disclosure:
It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/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 CME/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. Detailed disclosure is presented to the learner prior to registration at http://cmeoutfitters.com/cmea.asp?ID=707.

About CME Outfitters, LLC:
CME Outfitters, LLC develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete list of certified activities and more information, visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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