Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus
2014 CORE Curriculum Activities
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a substantial health problem in the US, and the rate of mortality associated with the disease is predicted to increase exponentially over the next decade. To prevent this outcome, individuals at high risk for infection must be screened so that those infected can be promptly diagnosed and treated to improve patient outcomes. With appropriate treatment, HCV infection is curable and liver-related morbidity and mortality can be significantly reduced. Although optimal treatment regimens have yet to be determined, the expansion of available direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) has already enabled shorter, better-tolerated treatment courses for the majority of patients, and has raised the possibility of even more effective interferon-free regimens in the future.
2014 Continuous Outreach for Retention of Education (CORE) HCV Curriculum
The 2014 CORE HCV Curriculum has been designed to provide healthcare providers involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with HCV a serial learning intervention delivered over the course of 12 weeks. The CORE Curriculum includes a series of live educational activities and short online enduring materials reinforcing the content presented in the live meetings. CORE Curriculum modules are available to all Practitioner’s Edge visitors. We encourage you to check back soon for additional modules in this curriculum that have been designed to enhance healthcare provider knowledge, competence, and performance in the diagnosis and management of patients with HCV.
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All CME Educational Activities sponsored by National Jewish Health are reviewed to ensure a balanced and evidence-based presentation by our faculty CME committee. Any potential conflict of interest among program faculty has been identified and resolved according to ACCME guidelines.
Patima Tanapat, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.
Miranda Ku, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.
Ariana Greenwood, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.
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These educational activities may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. National Jewish Health and Integrity Continuing Education, Inc., 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 National Jewish Health, Integrity Continuing Education, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Genentech. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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Case Study Exercise and Review
|Release date: August 26, 2014
Expiration date: August 26, 2015
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.25 hour
|Release date: October 3, 2014
Expiration date: October 3, 2015
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.50 hour
|Release date: December 2, 2014
Expiration date: December 2, 2015
Estimated time to complete activity: 1.25 hours
|Co-sponsored by National Jewish Health and Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.|
|This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genentech.|