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Credits Offered

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME): 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC): 12.25 Points
  • ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC): 12.0 Points
  • CE: 12.25 Contact Hours
  • Pharmacology Education: 4.00 Pharmacology Credits

Accreditation and Designation Statements

Continuing Medical Education (CME) 

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AASLD designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education (CE)

Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

This course is co-provided by Amedco and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) with a maximum of 12.25 contact hours. In addition to continuing nursing education, the following presentations are also eligible for 4.0 pharmacotherapeutic hours:

  • Is this DILI?: Diagnosis and Management in Patients Reporting Exposure and Review of Common Offenders such as Herbals, Weight Loss Drugs and OTC - .25 hours
  • Can My Patient Take….?: The Liver on Drugs and Drugs in the Liver - .25 hours
  • Can My Patient Go to the OR and at What Risk?: Surgical Risk Assessment and Perioperative Management Recommendations for Cirrhotic Patients Undergoing Joint Replacement, CABG and Cholecystectomy - .25 hours
  • Anticoagulation in Patients with Cirrhosis - .25 hours
  • How Do I Manage My NAFLD Patient?: What is Available Now and in the Future - .25 hours
  • The Hepatologist as Endocrinologist and Cardiologist: Addressing Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes and Cardiac Disease - .25 hours
  • HCC Therapy Updates - .25 hours
  • Alcohol Before it Effects the Liver: Review of Alcohol Reduction Therapy and Pharmacologic Management of Alcoholism - .25 hours
  • How to Asses and Manage Portal Hypertension and its Complications
  • Difficult to Treat HCV Patients in the Era of DAAs - .25 hours
  • HBV Reactivation with Immunotherapy: Screening and Prophylactic Management
  • Hepatitis B: Is it Curable? - .25 hours

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.25 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 points.

American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 12.00 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC points.

CME Credits

Physicians and other health care professionals seeking AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this live continuing medical education activity must complete an evaluation by Tuesday, June 5, 2018. A link to the CME evaluation will be emailed to attendees after the meeting.

CE Credits

Satisfactory completion 
Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion by Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. A link to the CE evaluation will be emailed to attendees after the meeting.

MOC Points

Physicians seeking ABIM and/or ABP MOC points must complete the CME and MOC evaluation by Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  Requests for MOC after this date will not be honored.  The MOC evaluation is included in the CME evaluation.

MOC Points will be reported to the ABIM and ABP by the end of June 2018 for attendees who successfully complete the MOC evaluation.

Needs Statement

The goal of the 2018 Clinical Hepatology Update Conference is to allow medical professionals the opportunity to review up-to-date diagnosis and management of a variety of liver diseases with experts and leaders in the field of Hepatology. The conference covers ongoing research in a variety of liver related topics which will potentially have significant impact on the future practice of Clinical Hepatology. The attendees will hear from and interact with the academic leaders who are actively contributing to these advances.

This 1-1/2 day course will offer didactic lectures in 6 topic areas relevant to mid-level hepatology professionals. Two breakout sessions titled Preventative Health Strategies in Cirrhosis and Prevention of Re-Hospitalizations in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis will feature small, interactive discussions with session organizers and networking opportunities with other attendees.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the management of patients with a variety of common problems in liver disease.
  • Become familiar with ongoing advances in hepatology and their potential application to clinical practice.
  • Implement evidence based treatment in a variety of liver diseases.

Target Audience

  • Clinical researchers in the field of liver disease
  • Fellows/Trainees
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Hepatologists              
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants   
  • Pharmacists                
  • Primary care MDs
  • Surgeons        
  • Nurses
  • Transplant Coordinators

This activity was planned in the context of the following ACGME/IOM/IPEC competencies: Patient-centered Care, Work in Interdisciplinary Teams, Evidence-based Practice, Quality Improvement, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, Cognitive Expertise, Patient Care and Medical Knowledge.

Acknowledgement of Financial or Other Support

Any support by grants for this activity will be disclosed in the program syllabus.