Expert Perspective on Treating Hepatitis B Now and in the Future
  • CME
  • CE

This video capture of a plenary presentation from the 2019 CCO Hepatitis Annual Meeting reviews the HBV life cycle, discusses current strategies for managing chronic hepatitis B, and highlights emerging data on novel therapeutics that may soon affect practice.
Ira M. Jacobson, MD
Program Director
Paul Y. Kwo, MD
Physicians: maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Registered Nurses: 0.7 Nursing contact hours
Pharmacists: 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs)
Released: June 27, 2019 Expiration: June 26, 2020

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Apply key guidelines to ensure appropriate, individualized management for diverse patient populations with chronic hepatitis B
  • Integrate the results of clinical studies of approved viral hepatitis treatments into optimized patient management approaches
  • Implement practical, evidence-based strategies to prevent acquisition of HBV

Information on this Educational Activity

The Annenberg Center assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME/CE activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty 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/CE activity:

Program Director

Ira M. Jacobson, MD

Director of Hepatology
Department of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine
New York, New York

Ira M. Jacobson, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from AbbVie, Arrowhead, Assembly Biosciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Intercept, Janssen, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Siemens, and Springbank and funds for research support from Assembly Biosciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Enanta, GENFIT, Gilead Sciences, and Janssen.

Faculty

Paul Y. Kwo, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director of Hepatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Paul Y. Kwo, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from AbbVie, Conatus, Dova, Edigene, Eisai, Ferring, Gilead Sciences, Quest, and Surrozen; has received funds for research support from Allergan, Assembly, Gilead Sciences, La Jolla, and Target PharmaSolutions; has ownership interest in Durect; and has served on data and safety monitoring boards for Durect and Janssen.

Staff

Megan K. Murphy, PhD

Associate Scientific Director

Megan K. Murphy, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Jennifer Blanchette, PhD

Senior Scientific Director

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

Senior Clinical Editor

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

Director, Scientific Services

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

Executive Vice President

Edward King, MA, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Charles E. Willis, Director of Continuing Education; Amanda Sewell, MBA, Manager of Continuing Education and Melissa Velasquez, Accreditation Specialist from the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

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 Annenberg Center, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), Clinical Care Options, and activity supporters 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 Annenberg Center, PIM, Clinical Care Options, and activity supporters. 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 on 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 diseases clinicians, registered nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with viral hepatitis.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ competence in addressing the most important and most current challenges in viral hepatitis management by providing a tightly focused update on recent advances and key clinical issues encountered in the clinic.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation

0.7 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

Pharmacist Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation

This program is assigned ACPE Universal Activity 0797-9999-19-063-H01-P. This program is designated for up to 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Type of Activity Knowledge

For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 65% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 weeks.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

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 June 27, 2019, through June 26, 2020:

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/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

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