Saturday, May 4, 2013

Webcast - Update on hepatitis C: what it is, how you get it, and how you treat it.

When education-related information on hepatitis C becomes available this blog points the reader to the new learning activity. MedNet21recently launched a webcast on Hepatitis C discussing not only  FDA approved drugs to treat HCV, but also drugs currently in clinical trials. I have provided links and a few topics presented in the webcast below.

The video is a short introduction to the learning activity, the CME webcast can be viewed in its entirety here.

Step 1
A quick free registration is required, click here to register.

All webcasts are free to view. You must only pay if you wish to access the post test following the webcast, in order to earn CME credit.

Release Date - 04/19/2013

Objectives As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the CDC Baby Boomer Directive; IDENTIFY current Rx with the new DAAs; and DISCUSS current Hepatitis C statistics.

Step 2
After registering, scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on "View Webcast On Demand"

Step 3
Firefox and Internet Explore Pop-up Blocker may prevent the launch of the program. If you haven't disabled - Pop-up Blocker the information bar will display a message saying "Pop-up blocked click on options to allow." Either click options or press CTRL+ALT to open the website.

Step 4
Once this is accomplished the program will launch, as shown below, click on "Start Webcast."

Percentage of blood transfusions causing hepatitis
Testing for hepatitis C
Hepatitis C viral load testing
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
Hepatitis C: A Global Health Problem
Modeling of Liver Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis C
Advances in HCV Therapy Average SVR
Treatment of Chronic HCV Type of Response
Virological Response Terms
Interferon Free Therapies
Summary: Current State of Play 2013 
Unanswered Questions
Final Q & A

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