Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care

An Introductory Workshop on Evolving Strategies in Hepatitis C Management

Atlanta, GA

Monday, March 9, 2015

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
United States


Assessment of Needs

Rapid advances in HCV disease management require the ongoing attention of practitioners involved in HCV medicine. This workshop will address the implications of new information on strategies for clinical management. Information will be presented through a mix of didactic lectures and clinically relevant cases developed by an expert faculty of HCV clinicians and researchers.

The workshop will address the following issues:

  • Current data on new drugs for HCV
  • Practical issues in HCV management
  • Treatment of patients with HIV/HCV coinfection

Learning Objectives

On completion of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the disease burden, virologic characteristics, and current treatments for HCV disease
  • Describe the effect of HCV on the liver, recognize how to stage liver disease, and why it is important to accurately stage
  • Choose an appropriate regimen for HCV-infected patients starting treatment with the goal of cure
  • List the key drug-drug interactions in patients with HCV/HIV coinfection who are being treated for both viruses

Conflicts of Interest

In the interest of maintaining the independence of its CME activities, and in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the IAS–USA requires all persons with control of content (ie, faculty, IAS–USA Board members, and program staff) to disclose any financial relationships that they or their spouses or partners have had with commercial companies within the past 12 months. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest of those parties are resolved prior to the CME activity being delivered. Individuals who refuse to disclose financial interests may not participate in an IAS–USA CME activity.


Who Should Attend

This intensive half-day workshop is limited to no more than 35 clinical decision makers (physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants). Individuals may register for only 1 of the workshops in each city, either Introductory or Advanced. The small-group, interactive format is designed for physicians who plan to begin treating patients with HCV infection or HIV/HCV coinfection, or who have some experience in treating HCV infection and would like to refresh their basic knowledge of HCV infection management.

Representatives and employees of commercial companies (pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical products, advertising, insurance, investment, communications firms, etc) must contact the IAS–USA regarding registration procedures.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and substitution requests must be made 8 or more days before the date of an activity. All refunds will be processed a week after the workshop minus a $15.00 processing charge. Regrettably, any cancellation requests received within a week before the workshop will not be eligible for the partial refund.

Continuing Education Credits

CME Credits

The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credits

Education Review Systems is an approved approver of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nursing Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider # 5-115. This program is approved for 3.5 hours of continuing nursing education.

Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the state of Florida and the District of Columbia.

Pharmacy Credits

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education logoEducational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is approved for 3.5 hours (0.35CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit.
UAN # 0761-9999-15-078-L01-P

Grant Support

This workshop is part of the IAS–USA national educational effort that is funded, in part, by charitable contributions from commercial companies. Per IAS–USA policy, any effort that uses commercial grants must receive grants from several companies with competing products. Funds are pooled and distributed to activities at the sole discretion of the IAS–USA. Grantors have no input into any activity, including its content, development, or selection of topics or speakers. Generous support for this activity has been received from the following contributors.

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Gilead Sciences, Inc

Merck & Co, Inc