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New Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of NASH (Regional)



A CME/ABIM MOC Activity

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DATES AND TIMES

AGENDA

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Diagnosis and Risk Stratification
  • Advances in Patient Care and Treatment
  • Q & A Session and Activity Roundup

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is a severe liver disorder with a rapidly progressive course that can lead to liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. In order to prevent irreversible liver damage, patients with NASH should receive immediate multidisciplinary care. However, distinguishing NASH from other liver disorders and identifying high-risk patients remains challenging. Additionally, once diagnosed, there is a dearth of effective, FDA approved treatment options for NASH, with lifestyle management and supportive care remaining the primary treatment modalities. In recent years, several novel agents have emerged as potential treatment options, backed by promising clinical safety and efficacy data.

This activity, New Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of NASH, will provide gastroenterologists and hepatologists with the latest information on how to screen for, diagnose, and risk stratify NASH and how to develop patient-personalized multidisciplinary treatment plans. Clinicians will also learn about novel agents in development for NASH, the clinical trial data supporting their use, and how best to integrate these agents into clinical practice as they become available.


STEERING COMMITTEE
Naim Alkhouri, MD
VP of Academic Affairs
Chief of Transplant Hepatology
Director of the Fatty Liver Program
Arizona Liver Health
Phoenix, AZ


Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD
Director
Liver Institute of Virginia
Liver Institute of Richmond
Liver Institute of Hampton Roads
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Richmond and Newport News, VA

TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and other clinicians who treat patients with NASH.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Utilize current guideline-recommended strategies for the diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with NASH
  • Develop personalized, multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients with NASH
  • Assess the safety and efficacy of emerging therapies for the treatment of NASH

PHYSICIAN ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions regarding CME credit or the evaluation, please email contact@potomacme.org.

ABIM MOC RECOGNITION STATEMENT
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) 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 ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through PCME’s ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

ABMS MOC APPROVAL STATEMENT
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, New Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of NASH has met the requirements as a Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Family Medicine

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other relevant professional organizations, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous.

All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education are required to disclose to PCME all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by PCME in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of the activity is vetted by PCME to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. All relevant financial relationships will be mitigated by PCME.

Disclosure and mitigation information will be made known to the participants prior to the start of the activity.

FDA DISCLOSURE
The contents of some CME/CE activities may contain discussions of non-approved or off-label uses of some agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.SYSTEM CHECK
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HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
WINDOWS

  • 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
  • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)
MAC OS
  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
  • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)
MOBILE
  • The Adobe Connect app for iOS and Android requires Adobe Connect Server version 8.2 or later
  • Some features may not be enabled in all Adobe Connect meetings if one is using an Adobe Connect Server older than version 9.4.2 (required for Custom pods)
  • Google Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple iOS: iOS 8.1.2 or later

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
DSL/cable (wired connection recommended)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS AND OBTAINING CME CREDIT AND MOC POINTS
There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME/MOC activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 70% or better, and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is one hour. To receive a certificate, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participants are allowed to take the post-test multiple times.

Jointly provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe

Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk. 



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