2015-06-16 21:08:43 UTC

Free Webinar on Managing Patients with HCV

June 16, 2015

Choose from three convenient dates in July to attend the webinar.

Hepatitis C (HCV) can be eradicated with treatment, but when left untreated the virus continues to make copies of itself inside the liver. Over time, this can cause cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and decompensated liver disease requiring liver transplantation. 

By participating in a new, free webinar The Challenging HCV Patient: Effective Processes to Improve Quality of Care and Outcomes, which is sponsored by PRIME though educational grants from Gilead, Inc. and Abbvie, Inc., you can learn how to manage challenging patients with HCV and these coexisting conditions.

Two expert faculty will discuss cases in HCV management and the various decision points in determining eligibility for treatment, liver fibrosis assessment, management of treatment-experienced patients, difficult-to-treat genotypes and HIV coinfection. The webinars are accredited for the interprofessional health-care team to promote improved collaboration and patient outcomes.

After viewing the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Differentiate HCV antiviral therapies based on current evidence for efficacy, safety, and appropriate patient and virus-specific treatment choices.
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines and best practices for promoting patient management strategies and optimizing outcomes.
  • Implement effective strategies for patient communication, education, engagement and shared decision-making about treatments for HCV infection.
  • Develop a plan of care for patients diagnosed with HCV and coexisting conditions.

Choose a convenient webinar date to attend:

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015: 2 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, July 23, 2015: 2 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015: 2 p.m. ET

To register, visit www.primeinc.org.

More on Cirrhosis

Attend the AGA Postgraduate Course for Practical, Take Home Information

Feb. 12, 2018

Join us on June 2-3 in Washington, D.C. This course is held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018.

Blog: Diagnosis, Pathogenesis and Treatment of Hepatorenal Syndrome in Patients With Cirrhosis

Jan. 30, 2018

New concepts and developments for diagnosis and assessment of renal function in patients with cirrhosis. Read more on the AGA Journals Blog.

Image Challenge: Cullen's Sign

Jan. 22, 2018

What caused a 56-year-old man with a previous history of cirrhosis to present with a large volume of ascites and periumbilical ecchymosis?