CME Outfitters Announces Two New Online Chart Review Activities on Screening and Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus

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Chart Reviews Launch on December 6 and December 20 with live webcast; includes experts from University of Washington, Boston Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and New York University

CME Outfitters, LLC (CMEO), an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education, today announces two brand new upcoming CE activities. CMEO will be launching two online Chart Reviews, both which will focus on the topic of hepatitis B infection. The activities launch December 6, 2012 at 12:00pm ET, and December 20, 2012 at 12:00pm ET. Both online Chart Reviews provide continuing education credit for physicians, nurses and pharmacists, as well as AAFP Prescribed credit for family physicians.

The CMEO Chart Reviews are designed as part of a multi-faceted learning experience, with the goal of allowing clinicians to enhance their performance in the management of chronic hepatitis B infection, and in effect, improve patient care. CMEO’s hepatitis B initiative launched with a live broadcast on November 28, 2012 entitled, “Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Advancing Care, Changing Lives.” As a continuation of the educational discussion during live broadcast, faculty will present a patient case and discuss the management of the patient during the Chart Review on December 6 focusing on screening and diagnosis, and continue the discussion during the Chart Review on December 20 focusing on therapeutic strategy planning and treatment counseling.

“This condition remains chronically under-diagnosed, especially in specific demographic populations” says Shari Tordoff, managing partner of CMEO. “Effective guidelines for screening and treatment exist, yet a significant challenge remains with a gap in the delivery of preventative and therapeutic services. These activities provide a thorough review of all the guidelines for care as well as strategies for translating guidelines to clinical practice.”

These activities review 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 at-risk patients are screened for viral hepatitis B infection.
  •     Counsel patients who undergo serologic testing for hepatitis B virus on the meaning of their test results.
  •     Devise plans or refer patients infected with hepatitis B virus for ongoing monitoring, follow-up, and determination of treatment candidacy.
  •     Counsel patients infected with hepatitis B virus about therapeutic goals and available treatments before referring patients to hepatology specialists.

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

December 6 Chart Review:

Kris V. Kowdley, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, AGAF
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

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

December 20 Chart Review:

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

Tram T. Tran, MD
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Medical Director of Hepatology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Program Details:
Live Webcasts: Thursday, December 6, 12:00–1:00 pm ET, and Thursday, December 20, 12:00-1:00pm 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 and 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 1.0 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.

This Live activity, Best Primary Care Practices for Hepatitis B Infection: Focus on Screening and Diagnosis, with a beginning date of December 6, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

December 20, 2012 activity: 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 1.0 contact hour.

December 6, 2012 activity CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-12-020-H01-P

Activity type: knowledge-based

December 20,2012 activity CPE Credit (Pharmacists): CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-12-021-H01-P

Type: knowledge-based

Credit Expiration Dates: December 6, 2013 and December 20, 2013

About CME Outfitters, LLC
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded and web-based, outcomes- and evidence-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation and outcome services for non-accredited organizations. CME Outfitters focuses on delivering education to specialty audiences, with strong expertise in neuroscience, autoimmune diseases, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease. For a complete list of certified activities and more information, visit or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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