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Liver Disease in the Face of COVID-19

Liver Disease in the Face of COVID-19
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Original Release Date: 6/23/2021
Termination Date: 06/22/2024
Review Date: 12/13/2021
Learning Objectives / Desired Outcomes
At the completion of this educational activity, participants will:
  1. Understand the impact of COVID-19-related liver injury upon patient outcomes.
  2. Understand whether chronic liver disease increases the risk of severe COVID-19-related illness.
  3. Understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the care of patients with chronic liver disease including the initiatives regarding viral hepatitis elimination.
Presenter
  • Elizabeth C. Verna, MD, MS
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Presenter Bio
Elizabeth Verna, MD, MS

Dr. Elizabeth Verna, MD, MS, is the Frank Cardile Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she practices as a transplant hepatologist. Dr. Verna has an active clinical research program in end-stage liver disease and liver transplantation and is the Director of Clinical Research for the Columbia University Transplant Clinical Research Center as well as the Director of Hepatology Research for the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases.

Continuing Education Credit

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit on June 23, 2021 and will terminate June 22, 2024. 

The target audience is all Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants caring for people at risk for, or infected with HIV and/or viral hepatitis. 

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.

  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.

 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 Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement 

Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.  

Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. William M. Valenti (Moderator) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Dr. Elizabeth C. Verna, MD, MSc (Presenter)  has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Verna will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and will submit her slides in advance for adequate peer review.

This meeting of the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN) and enduring material were funded in part by educational grants from: Gilead Sciences, Janssen Therapeutics (a division of Janssen Products, LP), Merck & Co., and ViiV Healthcare. 

Details: 

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length. 

After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz. 

You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate. 

If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.

 

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