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Hepatitis C: Treatment and Elimination

Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, noon - 1 p.m., September 24, 2020 - June 10, 2021

Clinicians and their teams are cordially invited to participate in the Hepatitis C: Treatment and Elimination ECHO program, funded by SAMHSA State Opioid Response (SOR) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Viral Hepatitis Prevention grant funding.

This 16-session ECHO series will help build or improve systems of care that effectively treat hepatitis C in the primary care setting. Topics may include:

  • Diagnosis, screening, and treatment of hepatitis B & C

  • Identifying populations most at-risk for transmission of hepatitis C

  • Prevention of transmission and re-infection

  • Assessing fibrosis and cirrhosis

  • Designing a team-based care approach to hepatitis C treatment

  • Recognizing liver-related complications

Benefits of participation include:

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost continuing medical education (CME) credits*

  • No cost maintenance of certification (MOC part II) credits in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Preventive Medicine.

  • The opportunity to present your tough cases and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and peers

  • Share and learn with other clinicians, practices, and a multidisciplinary team of specialists on how to:

    • Build a treatment program at the community level

    • Develop systems, protocols, and policies to support treatment

    • Cultivate leadership buy-in

We will select clinical teams to participate based on interest, geographic distribution throughout Oregon, and ability to commit to the sessions. Clinical teams will include at least one prescribing clinician (MD, DO, PA, NP) and up to two other supporting staff who are in a position to develop new systems and processes to support care delivery. Other supporting staff could include a pharmacist, practice manager, quality improvement manager, behavioral health specialist, nurse care manager, or medical assistant.

*Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Adult Psychiatry II ECHO has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Family Medicine; Preventive Medicine.

This program is registered for MOC through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)