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Characterizing the Mechanisms of Sexual Transmission of HCV Among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Characterizing the Mechanisms of Sexual Transmission of HCV Among Men Who Have Sex with Men
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Original Release Date: 6/20/2017
Review Date: 10/30/2017
Presenter
  • Daniel S. Fierer, MD
    Assistant Professor Infectious Disease
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Learning Objectives / Desired Outcomes
At the completion of this educational activity, participants will:
  1. Appreciate the epidemiology of hepatitis C infection among men who have sex with men.
  2. Understand the behaviors associated with acquisition of hepatitis C during sex among men.
  3. Be aware of the body fluids in which HCV is shed.
Presenter Bio
Daniel Fierer, MD
Daniel S. Fierer is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He and his colleagues at Mount Sinai were the first to describe a syndrome of unexpectedly rapid onset and accumulation of hepatic fibrosis after HCV infection in HIV-infected men, a syndrome that appears to resemble the rapid fibrosis progression after HCV infection in patients with other disease-mediated or iatrogenic immunosuppression. In addition to his ongoing investigation into the epidemiology and mechanism of this liver disease, the main focus of his work has been to determine the mechanisms and fluids responsible for HCV infection among men who have sex with men, and to identify and functionally define the enhanced treatment responsiveness period of early HCV to be able to identify those who will be cured with short-course therapy with interferon-free treatments.
Continuing Education Credit (The CE accreditation for this course has expired - this section is only for your information)

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on June 20, 2017 and will terminate June 19, 2020.

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 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. Fierer (Presenter) had the following personal financial relationships in the prior 12 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Gilead common stock. Dr. Fierer submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support his 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.

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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