Accreditation and Designation Statements

The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1 Category 1 credit for completing this activity.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify which patients should be screened for HBV according to US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.
  • Identify patients who need referrals to specialist care.
  • Explain how current therapies interact with the HBV life cycle to disrupt viral replication.
  • Compare the mechanism of action between currently available and new/emerging therapies to illustrate the potential for viral clearance in agents in development.
  • Discuss recent treatment guidelines and supporting clinical data used to manage HBV infection.
  • Describe how new and emerging therapies are reflected in the new guidelines for screening and treatment.

Start Date : 12/1/16
Expiration Date: 11/30/17

Program description/need

This video webcast through a combination of presentations, patient/provider shared decision-making modeling videos, and other learning modalities, will seek to improve clinician competence in managing patients with HBV.

  • Faculty and Planning Committee

  • Dean Beals
  • President & CEO
  • DKBmed
  • New York, NY

  • Kalyan Ram Bhamidimarri, MD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Medical Director for Small Bowel & Multi-Visceral Transplantation
  • University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Miami Transplant Institute
  • Miami, FL

  • Rachel Deerr
  • Senior Program Manager
  • DKBmed
  • New York, NY

  • Ponni V. Perumalswami, MD, MCR
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Liver Diseases/RMTI
  • Department of Medicine
  • Director of Hepatitis Outreach Network
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • New York, NY

  • Stan J. Pogroszewski, JD
  • COO/Director Compliance
  • DKBmed
  • New York, NY

  • Deborah Paschal, CRNP
  • Clinical Nurse Practitioner
  • Philadelphia, PA

  • Gregg Sherman, MD
  • National Association for Continuing Education
  • Plantation, FL

Target Audience
Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physicians

Faculty Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of the National Association for Continuing Education to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the National Association for Continuing Education are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure is provided below.

Faculty Disclosures
Mr. Beals has no financial relationships to disclose.
Mr. Pogroszewski has no financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Deerr has no financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Sherman has no financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Paschal has no financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Bhamidimarri is a speaker for Alexion and serves on the advisory boards of Gilead and Abbie.
Dr. Perumalswami has no financial relationships to disclose.

How To Obtain Your CME Certificate:
There are no fees for participating in this CME/CE activity. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity, and (3) complete the post-test (with a passing score of 70%) and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section. Physicians must attest to the amount of time they spent on the activity.

Hardware & Software Requirements
PC: Internet Explorer (v9 or greater), or Firefox
MAC: Safari
Monitor settings: High color at 800 x 600 pixels, Sound card and speakers, Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Commercial Support This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.