- Defining and Evaluating NAFLD and NASH
- Identifying patients at risk
- Understanding metabolic risk
- To screen or not to screen?
- When and whom to refer
- Interpreting FIB-4, NFS, imaging, and biopsy reports
- Management in Primary Care
- Lifestyle management
- Medical treatment
- Addressing comorbidities
- Questions and Answers
Saleh Ali Alqahtani, MBChB
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine
The goal of this program is to improve participants’ competence in identifying and managing fatty liver disease among individuals at elevated risk and to increase awareness of NAFLD and NASH to patients who are at high risk for both diseases.
This program is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who provide care for individuals at elevated risk for fatty liver disease, including long-haul commercial drivers.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Incorporate the latest data and expert guidance to identify and appropriately evaluate patients at risk for NAFLD
- Apply appropriate methodology to diagnose and characterize NAFLD and identify patients at risk for NASH and/or fibrosis who should be referred for liver biopsy
- Apply best practices in the management of patients with NAFLD/NASH based on guideline recommendations for lifestyle modification and medical treatment
PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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.
CCO designates this live activity or enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
CCO designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-19-002-L01-P) Type of Activity: Knowledge
CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.75 contact hours.
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