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Taking Action Against Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Counseling Patients on Serological Results

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Overview / Abstract:

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a largely undetected and untreated disease in the United States. Only 33% of the estimated one million Americans living with HBV are aware that they are infected, placing them at risk for spreading the infection to others, and developing liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). As a result, HBV infection is the most common reason for liver transplantation.

Primary care providers are not adequately screening at-risk patients for HBV infection and counseling patients related to risk. In a study of general practitioners and patients with HBV, most general practitioners reported not using screening protocols or official guidelines to direct screening decisions.

On June 18, 2015 a CME Outfitters Live and On Demand panel discussion featured national experts providing strategic education to primary care providers who manage patients with HBV on screening for HBV, interpreting serology results, and counseling patients throughout the treatment process with the goal of optimizing long-term patient outcomes. To meet the learning preferences of busy clinicians, the activity has been divided into three short modules.


Jul 21, 2018


Clinical Laboratory CE, Counselor CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Social Work CE


Online, Performance Improvement, Podcast, Webinar / Webcast / Video

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Director, Liver Care Network and Organ Care Research
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH
Vice Chair of Medicine
Interim Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Director of the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Steven-Huy Han, MD, AGAF, FAASLD
Director, Hepatology Clinical Research Center
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Assistant Director, UCLA Asian Liver Center
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Keywords / Search Terms

CME Outfitters, LLC HBV, hepatitis, hep b, hepatitis B Free CE CME

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