Archived Webinar: Forgotten but Not Gone: Learning From the Hepatitis A Outbreak and Public Health Response in San Diego County

Archived Webinar:
Forgotten but Not Gone: Learning From the Hepatitis A Outbreak and Public Health Response in San Diego County

Darcy A. Wooten, MD

Release date: July 19, 2018
Expiration date: July 19, 2019
CME Credit Available: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Overview

Assessment of Needs

The IAS–USA offers this state-of-the-art activity on the evolving challenges of managing HCV disease and related viral infections as part of a nationwide continuing medical education (CME) effort for physicians.

San Diego County in California experienced the second largest hepatitis A outbreak within the United States in the post-vaccine era. This webinar will review recent epidemiologic and clinical trends in hepatitis A using that outbreak as a case study, focusing on homeless and substance-using populations. The webinar will cover the public health challenges presented by the San Diego hepatitis A outbreak and unique measures that were taken to respond.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and less common manifestations of hepatitis A infection
  • Describe the national trends in hepatitis A infection in the post-vaccine area
  • Discuss the social factors contributing to the outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego and the innovative public health response used to slow the outbreak

Registration

Who Should Attend

This webinar is designed for physicians who have a good understanding of the basics of viral hepatitis transmission, testing, and management and who have managed hepatitis infection in at least 5 patients.

This activity is also relevant for registered nurses, PharmDs, and other health professionals.

Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.

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 (eg, 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.

Dr Wooten has no relevant financial affiliations to disclosure. (Updated 07/16/18)

Continuing Education Credits

CME Credits

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

The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Grant Support

This activity 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

PLATINUM SUPPORTER
Gilead Sciences, Inc

BRONZE SUPPORTER
AbbVie

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
Merck

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Course Materials

How to Claim Credit

  1. Start the Activity by clicking "START COURSE" located above.
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  2. Watch the webinar here.
  3. Return to this page and follow this link to the evaluation form.
  4. Once you complete the evaluation, you will be directed to the online claim form, where you will record the number of hours that you participated in this activity. You must be logged in to your IAS–USA profile to claim credit. Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.
  5. Your certificate will be available for you to print from your IAS–USA account immediately after you have submitted your claim form. To view your certificates, go to "My Activities" under your profile.