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First in a series of three CME/CE-certified newsletters
Release Date: April 23, 2010
Expiration Date: April 23, 2011
From Paper to Practice: Clinical Application
of AASLD Guidelines for Optimal Management
This activity is jointly sponsored by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthmattersCME.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.


Paul Martin, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Hepatology
Center for Liver Disease
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Mark Sulkowski, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Program Overview

CHB Common Ground Gazette is a CME/CE-certified program providing expert commentary that will demonstrate the clinical applications of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Guidelines, as well as provide patient case studies to further advance the management of care for persons with CHB.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health care providers who care for patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses.

Educational Objectives

After completing this program, participants will be better able to:
Identify candidates who are at high risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and deliver prevention education
Select treatment strategies for CHB (including treatments for patients living with coinfections, comorbidities, and cirrhosis) based on an understanding of guidelines issued by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Compare methods for evaluating antiviral treatment response in CHB patients
Identify strategies to prevent or manage antiviral resistance in the long-term management of
patients with CHB

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and HealthmattersCME. PIM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation
This educational activity for 1.3 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Accreditation Statements
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of completed activity evaluation form and will be mailed to you within three weeks.

California Board of Registered Nursing
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485 for 1.6 contact hours.

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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

There is no fee for this CME/CE-certified activity.

Media: Newsletter

How to Obtain CME/CE Credit

In order to receive CME/CE credit for your participation in this activity, please go to and register or login. Click on "Find Post-tests by Course" on the navigation menu, and search by project ID: 7133. Upon successfully completing the post-test (with a passing score of 70% or better) and the online evaluation form, your certificate will be made available immediately.


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