The Intersection of Viral Hepatitis and the Opioid Epidemic West Virgina

September 25, 2019

The goal of this course module is to help clinicians and other service providers understand the local and regional picture of viral hepatitis, understand HCV screening recommendations, current treatment options, and specific issues with vulnerable populations especially people who inject drugs, the opioid use disorder.

Target Audience

This program is directed to primary care physicians, specialists (ID, Gastro, Hepatology), nurses, public health, Drug and Alcohol counselors, care coordinators, advocates and other allied health care workers involved in the healthcare of patients who have risk factors for Hepatitis C particularly people who use drugs.

 

Learning Objectives

At course completion, attendees should be able to:

Performance

Increase HCV testing (national average is 48%, goal is 66%) in Pennsylvania

Competency

Successful linkage to HCV care will increase. Providers will understand the intersection of the three epidemics (OUD, OD, ID)

Increase Knowledge

Understand the effectiveness and efficacy of harm reduction strategies for community health.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/25/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
09/25/2019 - 10:00am
Event ends: 
09/25/2019 - 5:00pm

Schedule

 

9:00 a.m.                        

Registration/Networking/Exhibits/Refreshments

 

10:00 a.m.   

Welcome

 

Suzanna Masartis

Executive Director

Community Liver Alliance

 

Sherri Ferrell, MBA

CEO

West Virginia Primary Care Association

 

10:10 a.m.

The Role of Peer-To-Peer Harm Reduction in Injection Drug Use

Shannon Hicks

Executive Director

Exchange Union

 

10:30am

Challenges in Addressing HCV in PWID: Insights from Appalachian Ohio and West Virginia

Judith Feinberg, MD

Professor of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry

WVU Medicine

 

11:15am

Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hep C in Primary Care

Greg Peters, MD Community Care of West Virginia

Letitia Tierney MD, Cabin Creek Health Center

Jennifer Boyd, PA-C New River Health Center

Matt Weimer, MD Valley Health System

 

12:15 p.m.

Lunch/Networking

 

1:00 p.m.

Viral Hepatitis in West Virginia Update

Maria del Rosario, MD, MPH

Director of Surveillance

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

 

1:30 p.m.

Harm Reduction Strategies-More Than Syringe Exchange

Mike Sellick, MSW

Hepatitis C Training and Policy Manager

Harm Reduction Coalition

 

2:00 p.m.

A Community Health Center’s Response to an HIV Cluster

Matt Weimer, MD

Valley Health System

 

2:45pm

Screening for Viral Hepatitis and HIV (No CME credit awarded)

Dusica (Dee) Curanovic, PhD

Medical Science Liaison

LabCorp and Monogram Biosciences

 

3:15pm

HepConnect Update (No CME credit awarded)

Arun Skaria

Director, Corporate Contributions

Public Affairs

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

 

3:45 p.m.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Sherri Ferrell, MBA

CEO

West Virginia Primary Care Association

 

4:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 

Charleston Colliseum and Convention Center
Charleston, WV
United States
Faculty Listing

Suzanna Masartis

Executive Director

Community Liver Alliance

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Sherri Ferrell, MBA

CEO

West Virginia Primary Care Association

Charleston, WV

 

Shannon Hicks

Executive Director

Exchange Union

Jefferson County, WV

 

 

Judith Feinberg, MD

Professor of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry

WVU Medicine

Morgantown, WV

 

Greg Peters, MD

Community Care of West Virginia

Buckhannon WV

 

Letitia Tierney MD

Cabin Creek Health Center

Dawes, WV

 

Jennifer Boyd, PA-C

New River Health Center

Fayetteville, WV

 

Matt Weimer, MD

Valley Health System

Milton, WV

 

Maria del Rosario, MD, MPH

Director of Surveillance

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Wheeling, WV

 

Mike Sellick, MSW

Hepatitis C Training and Policy Manager

Harm Reduction Coalition

New York, NY

 

Other:

Arun Skaria

Director, Corporate Contributions

Public Affairs

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Foster City, CA

 

Dusica (Dee) Curanovic, PhD

Medical Science Liaison

LabCorp and Monogram Biosciences

Burlington, NC

 

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including  members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed  all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

 

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

Mike Selick, MSW – Grant Research Support from Gilead Sciences.

 

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Community Liver Alliance. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation 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.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/25/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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