Update on HCV Resistance from AASLD 2011

Christoph Sarrazin, MD, reviews highlights on resistance to direct-acting antiviral agents from the 2011 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases conference.
Stefan Zeuzem, MD
Program Director
Christoph Sarrazin, MD
Physicians: maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: January 4, 2012 Expiration: January 3, 2013

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Evaluate new data on the development/expansion of resistance to direct-acting antiviral agents when managing patients receiving treatment with approved direct-acting antiviral agents in combination with peginterferon/ribavirin
  • Appraise new data on resistance to HCV agents in development when considering whether to treat patients immediately or wait for future options
  • Analyze the barrier to resistance and patterns of cross-resistance among new classes of direct-acting antiviral agents

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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 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 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 activity:

Program Director

Stefan Zeuzem, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Department of Medicine I
JW Goethe University Hospital
Frankfurt, Germany

Stefan Zeuzem, MD, has disclosed that he has received fees for non-CME services from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, and Roche; and consulting fees from Abbott, Achillion, Anadys, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, iTherX, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmasset, Roche, Santaris, Tibotec, and Vertex.

Faculty

Christoph Sarrazin, MD

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine I
JW Goethe University Hospital
Frankfurt, Germany

Christoph Sarrazin, MD, has disclosed that he has received grants for research support from Abbott, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, and Roche; and has served as a consultant for Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, Pharmasset, and Roche.

Staff

Taryn O’Loughlin Gross, PhD

Senior Managing Editor

Taryn O’Loughlin Gross, PhD, has no significant financial relationships to disclose.
Edward King, MA

Vice President, Editorial
Clinical Care Options, LLC

Edward King, MA, has no significant financial relationships to disclose.

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 planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD; Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CCMEP; Patricia Staples, MSN, NP-C, CCRN; and Gordon West, PhD, CCMEP, 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 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 activity is intended for physicians and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients infected with hepatitis C.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to address the causes and consequences of the emergence of resistance to novel agents for the management of hepatitis C, along with strategies to limit the clinical impact of resistance.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the 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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

European physicians can earn their ECMEC®s by completing e-learning programs from accredited CME providers from the United States, that have been certified for 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. A procedure for the conversion of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ into ECMEC®s will be installed when appropriate.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.5 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from January 04, 2012, through January 03, 2013:

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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