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HCV Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

HCV Diagnosis and Linkage to Care
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Original Presentation: 8/11/2015
Web Posting: 11/10/2015
CE Expiration: 08/11/2018
  • Ponni V. Perumalswami, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Liver Diseases
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Learning Objectives
At the completion of this educational session, participants will:
  1. Describe the recommended HCV screening guidelines.
  2. Describe the HCV screening mandate in New York State.
  3. Demonstrate HepCure, an innovative, web-based tool to improved access and expand care for HCV.
  4. Communicate preliminary results from a new HCV care coordination to improve access to care in New York City.
Presenter Bio
Ponni Perumalswami, MD
Ponni V. Perumalswami, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Liver Diseases at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest include viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, acute/chronic liver diseases and liver transplantation. Her research program focuses on community outreach for hepatitis B and C screening and linking patients to care. She is an investigator for many ongoing clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of new antiviral treatments for chronic hepatitis B and C. She is also funded by NYS Health Foundation to create a HCV telehealth program for primary care providers and specialists in New York State. Dr. Perumalswami is an UNOS-certified Liver Transplant physician and is board certified in lnternal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology.
Continuing Education Credit

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on August 11, 2015 and will terminate August, 2018.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

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 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) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
  • Dr. Perumalswami (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Perumalswami submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.

Financial Support

This meeting of the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN) and enduring material were funded in part by educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

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