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Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in the PCP Environment

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Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in the PCP Environment is a free e-learning opportunity for CME, CE or MOC credit provided in the form of a webinar for clinicians to provide more efficient patient-centered care, even on an interdisciplinary teams, to cirrhotic patients and those who are at risk of developing cirrhosis. This webinar includes information to help clinicians who specialize in hepatology to identify risk factors, prevent exacerbation and provide early diagnosis and effective treatment, including transplant and hematological collaboration.

DESCRIPTION

Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in the PCP Environment is a free e-learning opportunity for CME, CE or MOC credit provided in the form of a webinar for clinicians to provide more efficient patient-centered care, even on an interdisciplinary teams, to cirrhotic patients and those who are at risk of developing cirrhosis. This webinar includes information to help clinicians who specialize in hepatology to identify risk factors, prevent exacerbation and provide early diagnosis and effective treatment, including transplant and hematological collaboration.

KEY TOPIC AREAS

  • Identifying ways in which early detection of cirrhosis can increase the chances of a better health outcome
  • Highlighting the signs, symptoms, and recommended assessment guidelines and protocols (including anatomical scans and screening tests – what levels to look for on blood and urine tests) used to diagnosis and properly treat patients
  • Defining ways patients and caregivers can better navigate care of end-stage liver disease
  • Detecting complications of cirrhosis and the necessary steps to integrate a specialist
  • Ways to improve the healthcare delivery process and experience of cirrhotic patients

Release date: December 3, 2019
Expiration date: None
Time to complete: 60 minutes

CREDITS OFFERED

  • The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Associations’ Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approved this CME Activity for a maximum of 1.0 hours of AOA Category 1-B CME credits. UNE COM designates this CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM, and 1.0 University of New England contact hours for non-physicians. Contact hours may be submitted by non-physician, non-PA health professionals for continuing education credits.
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements & policies of the Maine Medical Association through the joint providership of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) and the American Liver Foundation. University of New England is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

COMPONENTS

  • Online presentation comprised of recorded video webinar, online pre- and post-tests and evaluations:
    • 1 online, video webinar approximately 60 minutes in length
    • Pre- and post- test questions
    • Evaluation for CME credit offering

DIRECTIONS

  • To receive CME, CE or MOC credits you must first 1) Register, then 2) Enroll in Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in the PCP Environment.

COPYRIGHT

  • Instructors in this video webinar have given their permission for publication ©2020 American Liver Foundation.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • For questions regarding CME, CE or MOC credit, contact Megan Glynn, National Assistant Director of Programs, American Liver Foundation or Raquel Wallace, National Manager of Programs, American Liver Foundation.

REGISTER

To receive CME, CE and MOC credits you must first 1) Register, then 2) Enroll in Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in the PCP Environment.

After attending the in-person conference, which will offer a broad review of liver disease management in the primary care setting, a provider will be able to:

  • Identify patients at-risk for and living with liver disease
  • Refer liver patients to a specialist in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Have improved knowledge regarding:
    • Diagnostic tests and routine surveillance of at-risk patients
    • Available therapies to manage liver disease and symptoms of cirrhosis
    • Prevention, screening, and treatment of viral hepatitis.

After watching the webinar, which focuses on advanced liver disease, a provider will be able to:

  • Recognize complications of cirrhosis
  • Identify when to refer a patient to a liver specialist
  • Apply best practices for managing cirrhosis and its complications with a specialist care team
  • Define ways patients and caregivers can better navigate care of end-stage liver disease

REGISTER

To receive CME, CE and MOC credits you must first 1) Register, then 2) Enroll in Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in the PCP Environment.

This enduring material was developed for the following…

  • Hepatologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Surgeons
  • Fellows/Trainees
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Other healthcare providers

REGISTER

To receive CME, CE and MOC credits you must first 1) Register, then 2) Enroll in Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in the PCP Environment.

ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS

  • The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Associations’ Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approved this CME Activity for a maximum of 1.0 hours of AOA Category 1-B CME credits. UNE COM designates this CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM, and 1.0 University of New England contact hours for non-physicians. Contact hours may be submitted by non-physician, non-PA health professionals for continuing education credits.
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements & policies of the Maine Medical Association through the joint providership of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) and the American Liver Foundation. University of New England is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

REGISTER

To receive CME, CE and MOC credits you must first 1) Register, then 2) Enroll in Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in the PCP Environment.

Simona Jakab, MDDr. Sofia Jakab is a graduate of the Timisoara University of Medicine in Romania. Her internship and residency in Internal Medicine, as well as her gastroenterology fellowship training were completed at Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT, programs affiliated with Yale University. She did elective rotations at the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Department of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Lahey Clinic. She received advanced training in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/Jefferson Medical College.

REGISTER

To receive CME, CE and MOC credits you must first 1) Register, then 2) Enroll in Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in the PCP Environment.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

  • ALF requires all individuals who are in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosures are collected prior to the start of the educational activity. Any potential conflicts of interest that exist are resolved prior to implementation of the activity. All disclosures are made available and communicated to the leaner prior the activity beginning.
  • The enduring material organizers, faculty, reviewers and staff have reported the following disclosures:
    • Dr. Sofia Jakab
      Faculty
      – “I have no actual or potential conflict of interest
    • Megan Glynn
      National Assistant Director of Programs
      American Liver Foundation
      – “I have no actual or potential conflict of interest
    • Raquel Wallace
      National Manager of Programs
      American Liver Foundation
      – “I have no actual or potential conflict of interest”

DISCLAIMER

  • Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. (This is AASLD’s disclaimer and we should insert ALF’s disclaimer here)

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support: Commercial support has been received for this enduring material activity from AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

REGISTER

To receive CME, CE and MOC credits you must first 1) Register, then 2) Enroll in Managing Complications of Cirrhosis in the PCP Environment.


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