Hepatitis B: Update on Epidemiology, Screening, Treatment and Prevention
Speaker: Rachel Baden, MD; Chair, Department of Medicine, Highland Hospital
This session will provide a comprehensive update on the epidemiology, screening and treatment guidelines for the prevention and management of Hepatitis B. Participants will gain a healthy respect for the long term consequences of HBV as well as the risk factors for reactivation. We will discuss who should be referred for treatment and how to effectively screen for hepatocellular carcinoma in this patient population.
1. Explain who to screen and the screening process for Hepatitis B
2. Describe new insights into the management of chronic infection with Hepatitis B
3. Develop a healthy respect for Hepatitis B reactivation
Hepatitis C: Screening and Linkage to Care
Speaker: Robert Wong, MD, Director of Research and Education, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Highland Hospital
This presentation will highlight the current national screening recommendations for the diagnosis and management of chronic HCV infection. We will identify high risk groups that would benefit from HCV screening. We will review the evidence regarding current rates of successful linkage of care and identify barriers to achieving successful linkage of care. We will review the diagnostic evaluation and management of chronic HCV, including a brief overview of the treatment approach and treatment options available.
1. Describe the epidemiology and natural history of chronic hepatitis C
2. Learn the appropriate treatment algorithms and diagnostic workup of these conditions
3. Identify strategies to help improve linkage of care after HCV diagnosis
4. Describe current treatment options for chronic hepatitis C
Community Health Center Network (CHCN) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education. CHCN designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.