The Impact of HBV Therapy on Fibrosis and Cirrhosis
Source: The Impact of HBV Therapy on Fibrosis and Cirrhosis

Clinical Focus

In this CME-certified module, Jordan J. Feld, MD, MPH, provides guidance on strategies to reverse liver fibrosis and cirrhosis with oral antiviral agents in patients with chronic hepatitis B.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Implement HBV counseling and treatment strategies that reflect the ability of therapy to prevent and reverse fibrosis and cirrhosis
  • Apply current management guidelines when managing patients infected with HBV

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction
  • What Happens After HBeAg Loss?
  • HBV Treatment Reduces Risk of Disease Progression Including Decompensation
  • Updated AASLD Guidelines: When to Treat
  • Summary
 

Faculty

  • Jordan J. Feld
    MD, MPH

Credit Information

  • Release Date:
    December 30, 2016
  • Expiration Date:
    December 29, 2017
  • Physicians:
    maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Information on this Educational Activity

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty

Jordan J. Feld, MD, MPH


Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Hepatologist
Toronto Centre for Liver Disease
Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health
Toronto, Canada

Jordan J. Feld, MD, MPH, has disclosed that he has received funds for research support from Abbott, AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, and Merck and consulting fees from AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, and Merck.
 

Staff

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, ELS


Managing Editor

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, ELS, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
 

Megan Cartwright, PhD


Clinical Editor

Megan Cartwright, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
 

Jenny Schulz, PhD


Editorial Director, Virology & Other Therapeutic Areas

Jenny Schulz, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
 

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity 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 the planners. 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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

 

Target Audience

This program is intended for hepatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease physicians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients infected with HBV.


Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ competence in implementing strategies to reverse liver fibrosis and cirrhosis using oral anti-HBV agents.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Implement HBV counseling and treatment strategies that reflect the ability of therapy to prevent and reverse fibrosis and cirrhosis
  • Apply current management guidelines when managing patients infected with HBV
 

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Commercial Support


This program is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

 

Program Medium


This program has been made available online.

 

Site Requirements


  • Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+, or Chrome
  • JavaScript enabled
  • 1024x768+ screen resolution
  • Adobe Flash Player
 

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.75 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from December 30, 2016, through December 29, 2017:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME activities completed can be found on the "CME Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.