This CME conference is designed to educate clinicians on the latest in diagnosing and treating Hepatitis B & C. The course will be held in multiple cities over the second half of this year.
- Saturday, October 12, 2019, Marina del Ray Marriott, Los Angeles, California
The Scripps National Hepatitis B & C Training Program and Treatment Update will contribute towards increasing the number of health care practitioners educated on the prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis, as well as those properly preventing, diagnosing, treating, and/or referring patients with chronic illness; therefore contributing towards prevention of new cases and improved management of already infected patients.
After attending this live activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence and incidence of acute and chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C both in the general US population and in at-risk populations.
- Review the history, epidemiology, demographics, natural history, histology, immunology and pathophysiology of the viral infection.
- Discuss state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment guidelines for both hepatitis B and C.
- Formulate and/or implement strategies for preventing, diagnosing, treating, and/or referring patients with HBV and/or HCV.
- Evaluate the multidisciplinary team approach to care of patients with hepatitis B and C.
- Establish a local network of practitioners for information sharing, referrals, etc.
- Improve the health of patients infected with the HBV and/or HCV virus.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Scripps Health and SC Liver Research Consortium. Scripps Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Scripps Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM MOC Points
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7 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. Please note: ABIM MOC points will be awarded to those who successfully complete the requirements outlined in the post-conference evaluation. Points earned will be reported to the ABIM approximately 60 days post conference. These points will not appear on your CME certificate from Scripps.
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The majority of state boards accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ as meeting continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses should check with their state’s Board of Registered Nursing regarding use of CME credit.
PAs may claim a maximum of 7 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
This course is supported, in part, by educational grants from industry, in accordance with ACCME Accreditation Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.
Cultural and Linguistic Competency
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires that all CME activities comprising a patient care element include curriculum addressing the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent of this bill is to ensure that health care professionals are able to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through effective and appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. A variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency, some of which can be found in the Cultural & Linguistic Competency Resource Guide.
7 am - 5 pm