Screening for Hepatitis C: Setting the Stage for Elimination and Prevention
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $150.00
Are you screening your adult patients for hepatitis C virus (HCV)? Do you know who’s most at risk of infection with viral hepatitis? According to the CDC, it is estimated that 2.7 to 3.9 million Americans are infected with HCV, but many are asymptomatic and do not know they are infected. The physicians of Illinois have committed to work to end this epidemic by 2030, and effective screening efforts will be a major part of this effort.
Join ISMS and Rockford Yapp, MD, MPH, to learn how you can be a part of eliminating HCV in Illinois.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Recognize and list risk factors for HCV
- Explain how to identify patients who should be tested for HCV
- Describe the latest treatment guidelines for HCV
- Explain how patients can be linked to care for HCV
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Rockford Yapp, MD, MPH
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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 Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit