Clinical Hepatology Update 2018

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The goal of the 2018 Clinical Hepatology Update is to allow medical professionals the opportunity to review the up-to-date diagnosis and management of a variety of liver diseases with experts and leaders in the field of Hepatology. This course will also cover ongoing research in a variety of liver related topics which will potentially have significant impact on the future practice of Clinical Hepatology. The content features academic leaders in Hepatology who are actively contributing to these advances.


Core Competencies:  

  • Patient-centered Care
  • Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Based Learning and Improvement 
  • Cognitive Expertise  

Program Chairs

  • Hari S. Conjeevaram, MD, MS
  • Coleman I. Smith, MD, FAASLD
  • Elizabeth K. Goacher, PA-C, MHS
  • April G. Morris, FNP

Components

Learners will: 

  • Listen to 6 self-directed recorded sessions (90 - 135 minutes in length) while following along with visual slides
  • Take a post-activity quiz for each session
  • Answer evaluation questions

All sessions must be viewed and all post-tests must be completed successfully to earn credits or points for this activity. Please note, no partial credits or points will be given.  

Release Date: September 20, 2018
Expiration Date: September 19, 2020


Copyright: All faculty in this activity have given their permission for publication OR ©2018 AASLD

Hari Conjeevaram (Moderator)

Coleman I. Smith (Moderator)

Elizabeth K. Goacher (Moderator)

Zobair M. Younossi

Robert J. Fontana

Victor J. Navarro

Lindsay King

Amol S. Rangnekar

Jessica L. Mellinger

Stephen H. Caldwell

Dr. Stephen Caldwell is a hepatologist specializing in a nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), including its relationship to so-called cryptogenic cirrhosis, ethnic and familial relationships and the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the disease. He and his colleagues pioneered work on cellular ballooning and the role of small fat droplets in NASH and have also worked extensively with cyanoacrylates in the treatment of gastric variceal bleeding. He is overseeing a number of treatment trials for NASH and related liver fibrosis and is closely involved with a network of physicians and scientists working with coagulation disorders in liver disease. In 1992, he joined the faculty at UVA, helping to develop the hepatology program. Now a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UVA, Dr. Caldwell is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Elliot B. Tapper

Dr. Elliot Tapper is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Tapper’s research aims to improve the outcomes, quality of life and freedom from adverse events for patients with cirrhosis. His efforts focus on delineating quality indicators and developing interventions for the management and prevention of cirrhotic complications. His work on patient-centered, cost-effective diagnostic strategies for elevated liver enzymes have been published in journals including the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Hepatology, JAMA Internal Medicine, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Matthew R. Kappus

April G. Morris

Cynthia Moylan

Mishal Mendiratta-Lala

Christine Hsu

Catherine Frenette

Norah A. Terrault

Dr. Norah Terrault is the Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Center at the University of California San Francisco. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her work related to viral hepatitis, especially in the setting of liver transplantation.  She has authored more than 290 original articles, reviews and book chapters on viral hepatitis, including the recent AASLD Hepatitis B Treatment Guidelines. She has served as associate editor for Hepatology, is current Associate Editor for Hepatology Communications and a member of the AASLD HCV Guidance Committee. She is an investigator on several NIH-funded clinical studies in hepatitis B and C, as well as NASH and is an investigator on several ongoing clinical trials of novel therapies for patients with chronic liver diseases.

 

 

Michael B. Fallon

Puneeta Tandon

Dr. Tandon is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of the Cirrhosis Care Clinic and Transplant Hepatologist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She completed her Gastroenterology and Hepatology training at the University of Alberta with fellowships at Yale University and the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona. Her clinical practice and research are focused on cirrhosis. Research interests include acute on chronic liver failure and its related complications, sarcopenia, frailty, nutrition, exercise therapy and the early integration of palliative care principles in cirrhosis.

Mitchell L. Shiffman

Nancy S. Reau

Dr. Nancy Reau is currently Associate Director of Solid Organ Transplantation and Section Chief of Hepatology at Rush University Medical Center. Dr Reau’s research interest is in viral hepatitis drug development as well as utilisation. She has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews, editorials and online programmes, as well as several book chapters, and two books. She is the editor in chief for Clinical Liver Disease, the AASLD multimedia journal.  She was one of the original authors of the AASLD/IDSA hepatitis C guidance document.  She is currently a member of the steering committee for the hepatitis C special interest group for the AASLD and is a member of the gastroenterology writing committee for the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

Key:

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Session I: Common Hepatology Consults
Session 1- Common Hepatology Consults
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
Session II: Beyond the Liver
Session 2- Beyond the Liver
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
Session III: NAFLD
Session 3- NAFLD
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Quiz
2 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/2 points to pass
2 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/2 points to pass
Session IV: Liver Masses
Session 4- Liver Masses
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
Session V: Miscellaneous Topics
Session 5- Miscellaneous Topics
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
Session VI: Viral Hepatitis
Session 6- Viral Hepatitis
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
Final Credits, Certificate, & Evaluation
CE Credits
12.25 CE Credits credits  |  Certificate available
12.25 CE Credits credits  |  Certificate available
CME Credits
Up to 12.25 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 12.25 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Acknowledgement of MOC Submission
Please review and agree to the terms to continue.
Please review and agree to the terms to continue.
MOC Points
Up to 12.25 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 12.25 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Final Evaluation
4 Questions
4 Questions Please complete the following evaluation form to share your feedback on this activity.

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to: 

  • Discuss the management of patients with a variety of common problems in liver disease.
  • Become familiar with ongoing advances in hepatology and their potential application to clinical practice.
  • Implement evidence-based treatment in a variety of liver diseases

  • Hepatologists 
  • Gastroenterologists    
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants  
  • Pharmacists               
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Surgeons        
  • Fellows/Trainees        
  • Other physicians Specify: Primary care MDs
  • Other healthcare professionals Specify: Clinical researchers in the field of liver disease

Satisfactory completion 

Participants must pass a post-test with a score of 70% or higher and complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion.  If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement. All sessions must be viewed and all post-tests must be completed successfully to earn credits or points for this activity. Please note, no partial credits or points will be given.  

CME 

Accreditation Statement The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation AASLD designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Maintenance of Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Statement 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) MOC Statement

“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 12.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.”

MOC Points Process

Physicians seeking MOC points must complete the CME evaluation in addition to viewing all of the presentation(s) and successfully passing the post-test(s) for each module with a score of 70% or better. MOC completions are collected on the 15th of each month and submitted to the ABIM and/or ABP by the last day of the month.

CE Credit

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Nurses

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 12.25 contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

AASLD requires all individuals who are in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosures are collected prior to the start of the educational activity. Any potential conflicts of interest that exist are resolved prior to implementation of the activity. All disclosures are made available and communicated to the leaner prior the activity beginning.

The organizers and faculty have reported the following disclosures:

Hari S. Conjeevaram, MD, MS
Faculty
Nothing to disclose

Elizabeth K. Goacher, PA-C, MHS
Faculty
Advisory Boards and/or Review Panels: AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Pharmaceuticals
Speakers' Bureau: AbbVie Pharmaceuticals; Gilead Pharmaceuticals

Robert J. Fontana, MD, FAASLD
Faculty
Consulting: Alynam Pharmaceuticals
Grants/Research Support: BMS, Gilead, Abbvie

Victor J. Navarro , MD, FAASLD
Faculty
Nothing to disclose

Lindsay Y. King, MD 
Faculty
Nothing to disclose

Amol S. Rangnekar, MD
Faculty
Nothing to disclose

Michael B. Fallon, MD, FAASLD
Faculty
Nothing to disclose

Stephen H. Caldwell, MD, FAASLD
Faculty
Advisory Committees or Review Panels: Gencia
Grants/Research Support: Genfit, TaiwanJ, Immuron, Gilead Sciences, Immuron, NGM, Mallinckrodt, Conatus, Galmed
Royalties: Halyard

Elliott B. Tapper, MD
Faculty
Grants/Research Support: Valeant, Gilead 

Matthew R. Kappus, MD 
Faculty
Nothing to disclose

Jessica Mellinger, MD
Faculty
Grants/Research Support: Salix Pharmaceuticals

April G. Morris , FNP
Faculty
Advisory Boards and/or Review Panels: AbbVie, Inc., Merck & Co.
Speakers' Bureau: Gilead, AbbVie, Inc.

Zobair M. Younossi , MD, MPH, FAASLD
Faculty
Advisory Boards and/or Review Panels: Gilead, BMS, Intercept, Abbvie and GSK
Consulting: Gilead, Intercept

Cynthia A. Moylan, MD
Faculty
Grants/Research Support: TaiwanJ Pharmeceuticals, Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Conatus

Mishal Mendiratta-Lala, MD
Faculty
Nothing to disclose

Christine Hsu, MD
Faculty
Nothing to disclose

Catherine T. Frenette, MD
Faculty
Advisory Boards and/or Review Panels: Bayer, Intercept
Speakers' Bureau: Bayer, Gilead 

Puneeta Tandon, MD, FRCP
Faculty
Nothing to disclose

Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FAASLD
Faculty
Advisory Boards and/or Review Panels: Abbvie, BMS, Gilead, Intercept, Merck, Salix
Grants/Research Support: Abbvie, BMS, Conatus, CymaBay, Exalenz, Galectin, Genfit, Intercept, Immuron, Merck, NGMBio, Novartis, Shire
Speakers' Bureau: Abbvie, Bayer, BMS, Daiichi Sankyo, Gilead, Intercept, Merck

Nancy Reau, MD, FAASLD
Faculty
Advisory Boards and/or Review Panels: AbbVie
Consulting: Gilead, Abbott, Merck 

Coleman I. Smith, MD, FAASLD
Faculty
Adisory Board and/or Review Panels: BMS, Dova
Grants/Research Support: Promethius, Genfit, Intercept, Conatus, Gilead, Abbvie, BMS
Speakers' Bureau: Gilead, Abbvie

Norah Terrault, MD, PhD
Faculty
Advisory Committees or Review Panels: Merck, Intercept, Conatus; Consulting: CCO Hepatitis, Practice Point Communications, Focus Medical Communications, Med IQ, PRIME Education Inc.
Grants/Research Support: AbbVie, Biotest, Eisai, Gilead, BMS, Merck, Allergan
Royalties: UpToDate

Anne Wrobel
Staff Liason
Nothing to disclose

Sheryl Morgan, CE Coordinator
Amedco Staff
Nothing to disclos

Acknowledgement of Financial or In-Kind Commercial Support

No financial or in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.