2018 Annual Hepatitis Symposium: Regional Workshops in New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC

The annual CCO symposium returns in 2018 with an efficient half-day format, offered on both the East and West coasts, enabling you to learn about all the important clinical advances without taking days away from your workplace.

Each meeting will focus on the latest updates in viral hepatitis management, incorporating all of the latest data from the EASL meeting, through a highly interactive combination of didactic presentations, case-based learning, and expert panel discussions.


8:15 AM Program Overview

8:30 AM Interactive Plenary: Simplified HCV Therapy in 2018

9:00 AM Interactive Plenary: Special HCV Populations in 2018

9:30 AM Question and Answer Session

10:00 AM Interactive Roundtable: Current Controversies in Viral Hepatitis

11:00 AM Interactive Roundtable: Challenging Cases in Viral Hepatitis

12:00 PM Question and Answer Session

12:30 PM Adjournment


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Event Details


Program Director
Ira Jacobson, MD

Director of Hepatology
Department of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine
New York, New York

Program Director
Norah Terrault, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Director, Viral Hepatitis Center
Division of Gastroenterology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH

Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair,
Transitions of Care
Clinical Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Jordan J. Feld, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto Centre for Liver Disease
Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health
Toronto, Canada

Paul Y. Kwo, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director of Hepatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Kristen Marks, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Paul Martin, MD

Divisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Miami
Miami, Florida

David R. Nelson, MD

Professor of Medicine
Assistant Vice President for Research
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Christian Ramers, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
UC San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, California
Assistant Medical Director
Division of Special Populations
Department of Research
Family Health Centers of San Diego
San Diego, California

Nancy Reau, MD

Professor of Medicine
Section of Hepatology
Associate Director, Solid Organ Transplantation
Richard B. Capps Chair of Hepatology
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Mark Sulkowski, MD

Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis Center
Divisions of Infectious Diseases and
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


Program Overview
The primary purpose of this program is to arm clinicians with tools to address the most important and most current challenges in viral hepatitis management by providing a tightly focused update on recent advances and key clinical issues encountered in the clinic. The program will consist of 2 live half-day highly interactive workshops dedicated to viral hepatitis. 

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ competence in addressing the most important and most current challenges in viral hepatitis management by providing a tightly focused update on recent advances and key clinical issues encountered in the clinic.

Target Audience
This program is intended for infectious diseases clinicians, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, registered nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with viral hepatitis.

Learning Objectives

  • Integrate the results of clinical studies of approved viral hepatitis treatments into optimized patient management strategies
  • Apply key guidelines and study data to ensure appropriate, individualized management for diverse patient populations with viral hepatitis infection, based on individual patient factors
  • Implement practical strategies to optimize outcomes in patients receiving therapy for viral hepatitis


Physician Continuing Medical Education

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 Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation
4.2 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

California Board of Registered Nursing
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13664, for 4.2 contact hours.

A statement of credit will be issued automatically online via www.clinicaloptions.com upon completion of an activity evaluation form.

Pharmacist Continuing Education

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Accreditation Statement
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation
This program has been assigned ACPE Universal Activity #0797-9999-18-050-L01-P. This program is designated for up to 4.25 contact hours (.425 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Type of Activity: Application

For Pharmacists: 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
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower 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 the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower 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.