Welcome and Overview
Epidemiology of HCV in prisons
National recommendations for HCV screening in jails and prisons
Estimating the feasibility of HCV treatment in jails
Models of linkage to HCV care upon community re-entry
Question and Answer Session
Date / Time
Matthew Akiyama, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Divisions of General Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York
The primary purpose of this program is to increase awareness of HCV elimination goals and provide clinicians with practical strategies for meeting these goals within their practice settings. The program focuses on 3 principal at-risk populations that are critical to national HCV elimination goals: people who inject drugs, people who are incarcerated, and men who have sex with men.
The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ competence in implementing strategies to screen, diagnose, and cure diverse populations of individuals infected with HCV in the United States.
This program is intended for physicians, registered nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers involved in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of patients infected with or at elevated risk of HCV.
- Describe the burden of HCV among incarcerated populations
- Apply current guideline recommendations for universal opt-out HCV testing in jails and prisons
- Assess data from studies evaluating strategies to improve linkage to HCV care upon community re-entry
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine, HealthHCV, and International Network for Hepatitis in Substance Users. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity 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.
Nursing Continuing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.7 contact hours.
Pharmacist Continuing Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-918-L01-P)
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Pharmacists have up to 30 days to complete the evaluation and claim credit for participation so that information can be submitted to CPE Monitor as required.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.