This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of RNs, NPs, PAs, and physicians involved in the care of patients with hepatitis B.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Identify regions where HBV is prevalent and the importance of screening patients from these regions.
- Utilize strategies to overcome culture-specific patient barriers in your current patient population.
- Demonstrate proficiency of HBV serology interpretation.
- Evaluate individual patient cases to identify which patients need to be referred to specialist care.
- Describe how new and emerging HBV therapies fit into the current treatment armamentarium.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Each webinar is applicable for 1.0 credit hour.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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, MOC credit is reported on a monthly basis.
Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.
To claim and receive MOC credits, learners must email email@example.com and provide:
- ABIM ID number
- first and last name
- degree and specialty
- DOB (month and day)
- activity completion date
AAPA Credit Designation Statement – Live
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
Faculty / Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Ponni V. Perumalswami, MD, MCR
Kalyan Ram Bhamidimarri, MD, MPH
No financial relationships to disclose
- Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., AbbVie, Merck & Co., Inc., Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Contracted Research: Vital Therapies, Mallinckrodt, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Conatus Pharmaceuticals, GENFIT, and Allergan
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The following DKB planners and managers Stan Pogroszewski, and Sarah Bowling hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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 patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
How to Receive Credit
Participants wishing to earn credit must:
- Read the content material in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form online
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.0 hours.
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 75%.
Course Viewing Requirements
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