This CME/CE activity is designed for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, infectious disease specialists, internal medicine and primary care providers, as well as nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists, who specialize in and care for patients with HBV.
The goal of this CME/CE activity is to increase cliniciansâ awareness of HBV disease prevalence, prevention strategies, and screening and diagnostic methodology within the high-risk HBV patient populations; bridge cultural differences in communicating diagnosis and treatment; provide current and emerging strategies for the selection of patients for treatment; educate clinicians on current treatment options; and expand on treatment management skills for HBV-infected patients.
Learning Objective (s)
- Assess screening, diagnosis, prevention strategies (eg, vaccination), and optimal treatment interventions of patients with or at risk of chronic HBV infection through an understanding of the epidemiology, risk factors, and disease burden imposed by HBV infection.
- Analyze cultural differences in patient communication and management of HBV infection (comparing the Asian and Pacific-Islander, Latino, black, and white communities) to bridge these differences and improve patient outcomes.
- Assess status of molecular tests in determining when to treat, optimal treatment selection and on-treatment response in chronic HBV-infected patients with diverse ethnic backgrounds to improve patient outcomes.
- Formulate anti-HBV treatment strategies, considering efficacy, therapeutic endpoints, safety, and resistance profiles of current and emerging antiviral agents to improve response rates in culturally diverse patients with chronic HBV infection.
- Implement optimal treatment selection for special populations with chronic HBV infection to improve outcomes.
- Integrate personalized anti-HBV prescribing, treatment, and monitoring strategies to prevent, reduce, or manage drug resistance in patients with chronic HBV infection.
- Analyze barriers to initiating timely anti-HBV treatment interventions and strategies to overcome these barriers in the practice setting.
- Implement monitoring and follow-up to optimize anti-HBV therapy response for improved patient outcomes (prevent/manage drug resistance, identify/manage therapy-related side effects ensure adherence).
CME Information: Physicians
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Projects In Knowledge® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Projects In Knowledge® designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE Information: Nurses
Specific credit information can be found on each activity's web page.
CE Information: Pharmacists
Projects In Knowledge® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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Adrian M. Di Bisceglie, MD, FACP has received grant/research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd, Gilead Sciences, Inc, GlobeImmune, Inc, Idenix Pharmaceuticals, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc; is a consultant for Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pharmasset Pharmaceuticals Inc, and Schering-Plough Corporation; is on the speakers bureau of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and is a member of advisory boards for Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd, GlobeImmune, Inc, Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.
Robert G. Gish, MD has received grant/research support from Bayer/Onyx, Bristol-Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech, Inc, Gilead Sciences, Inc, Pharmasset Pharmaceuticals Inc, and ZymoGenetics, Inc; is a consultant for Abbott Laboratories, Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Bayer AG, Bristol-Myers Squibb, DURECT Corporation, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech, Inc, Gilead Sciences, Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, GlobeImmune, Inc, HepaHope, Inc, Human Genome Sciences, Merck & Co, Inc, Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc, OSI/Astellas Pharma US, Inc, Pharmasset Pharmaceuticals Inc, Schering-Plough Corporation, Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals International, VitalTherapies, and ZymoGenetics, Inc; is on the speakers bureau of Bayer Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Gilead Sciences, Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co, Inc, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc, SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough Corporation, and Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals International; and is a major stock shareholder of HepaHope, Inc.
W. Ray Kim, MD is a consultant for and is a member of advisory boards for Bristol-Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd, and Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Mindie Nguyen, MD, MAS has received grant/research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Roche Pharmaceuticals; and is a member of advisory boards for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Calvin Pan, MD, FACP, FACG has received grant/research support and is a consultant for Bristol-Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd, and Gilead Sciences, Inc; and is on the speakers bureau of and is a member of advisory boards for Bristol-Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd, Genentech, Inc, and Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Tram T. Tran, MD has received grant/research support from, is a consultant for, and is on the speakers bureau of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Schering-Plough Corporation.
Peer Reviewer has disclosed no relevant relationships.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN (lead nurse planner) has no relevant relationships to disclose.
Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, NP-C, APRN-C (nurse planner) has no relevant relationships to disclose.
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