Internet Live Course Webinar: Viral Hepatitis Update and Training - January 23 and 30, 2021

This streaming activity will provide updates on the diagnosis and treatment of the two dominant forms of viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C) and explore the resurgence of Hepatitis A and the future impact of Delta Hepatitis and Hepatitis E. Faculty experts will deliver state-of-the-art material in a setting that stresses interaction with the participants. The Viral Hepatitis Training and Treatment Update will increase the number of clinicians educated on the causes of chronic viral hepatitis, as well as best practices to preventing, diagnosing, treating, and/or referring patients to liver specialists.
When Jan 23, 2021 08:00 AM to
Jan 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Where Live Streaming Webinar - see below
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Internet Live Course Webinar Part I January 23, 2021
Internet Live Course Webinar Part II January 30, 2021
8:00am - 12:00PM (Pacific) each day

Target Audience
Internists, Family Physicians, Gastroenterologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and RN’s.

Joint Provider 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 the University of Louisville School of Medicine and SC Liver Research Consortia. The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

 Designation Statement
 The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 8.4 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-20-1169. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Completion criteria to obtain CE's: Attend entire session and complete the evaluation.


This CME activity will be presented in two parts on consecutive Saturdays in January.  Once you have registered for the webinar, you will be sent log-on information to access the presentations via Zoom.
Once the webinar is over on January 30, you may complete the course evaluation, after which you will be able to generate your CME/CE certificate.

Webinar Faculty

Catherine Frenette, MD  Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Scripps Health

Lisa Forman, MD  Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado

Robert Gish, MD   Medical Director  Hepatitis B Foundation

Julio Gutierrez, MD  Transplant Hepatologist, Scripps Health

Hugo Vargas, MD  Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Learning Objectives
After attending this course, participants should be able to:

• Review the history, epidemiology, demographics, histology, immunology and pathophysiology of the viral infection
• Discuss the prevalence and incidence of acute and chronic Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C both in the general US population and in at-risk populations
• Evaluate diagnostic and treatment guidelines for both Hepatitis B and C
• Address the transmission chain that has brought Hepatitis A back into local populations
• Formulate and/or implement strategies for preventing, diagnosing, treating, and/or referring patients with HBV and/or HCV
• Integrate a multidisciplinary team approach to care of patients with hepatitis
• Establish a local network of practitioners sharing information and enhancing referral relationships
• Improve the health of patients infected with the HBV and/or HCV virus
• Identify the origin of Hepatitis D and the risk factors for HBV patients

Registration Fees: 
There is no charge for this program. However, advance registration is required. Participants will receive webinar instructions before the conference so they are able to prepare and perform a system check.

CLICK HERE to Register for this Conference

Hardware & Software Requirements
High speed internet connection
A computer with sound is required.  One with an onboard camera is recommended
Browser: Google Chrome is recommended

Commercial Support

This activity is Supported by educational grants from Gilead and Abbvie.