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HFI Webinars ...

HFI's Online Learning Center is proud to present a series of web-based seminars – or "Webinars" – featuring educational presentations and knowledge enhancement audios/videos for clinicians as well as the general public.

If you are interested in obtaining more in-depth information about viral hepatitis, attend one or more sessions on a diverse range of topics related to the liver and viral hepatitis, including wellness and illness, coping and nutrition, and latest treatments and alternative considerations.

These presentations are prepared by qualified hepatitis practitioners and researchers and are approved by the HFI Online Education Center Editorial Board.

Special Note: 1.0 contact hours of continuing education credits will be provided for participating nurses, physician assistants, and addictions professionals. MNA/ANCC does not endorse/approve any commercial products.

Here are our current webinars:

Depression, Mental Health and HCV Infection
Presented by... Glenn J. Treisman, MD, PhD
 

Objective: Identifies three recommendations for improved patient/client psychological outcomes for management of hepatitis C.

Note: Dr. Treisman is the Director of the AIDS Psychiatry Program, Co-Director of the Chronic Pain Service, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Internal Medicine at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine.  As a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Treisman has had extensive experience and training in the field of Psychiatry, with a primary interest in AIDS, Addictions, Chronic Pain and Geriatric Psychiatry Services.

In accordance with the Maryland Nurses Association standards for financial disclosure, the following relationships have been disclosed: Abbbot Laboratories, Boehringer – Ingelheim:  Consultant

Topics include:

  • Connection between depression and hepatitis C
  • Psychiatric changes in hepatitis C infection
  • Psychological impact of hepatitis C treatment
  • Side effects of hepatitis C treatment and increased depression
  • Timing of treatment
  • Patient/client monitoring

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            Depression, Mental Health and HCV Infection

NOTE: Nursing/physician assistants/addictions professionals will qualify to receive a contact hours certificate by submitting this Evaluation Form

 
Sorting Out the Diagnostics
Presented by... Edward Marino, PA-C
 

Objective:: Discuss common lab tests related to viral hepatitis and their interpretation.

Note: Mr. Marino is presently a hospitalist with the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado.  A graduate of the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, Mr. Marino’s experience includes seventeen years of emergency medical work as a fire department medic before becoming a physician’s assistant.  He has over a dozen years of work in hepatology including fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology.  He has worked in all phases of hepatology including liver transplant and clinical research.

In accordance with the Maryland Nurses Association standards for financial disclosure, the following relationships have been disclosed: Roche Laboratories, Schering-Plough: Speaker

Topics include:

  • Liver function tests
  • Test results and their interpretation for:
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis C
  • Viral load
  • Genotype
  • Liver Biopsy

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             Sorting Out the Diagnostics

NOTE: Nursing/physician assistants/addictions professionals will qualify to receive a contact hours certificate by submitting this Evaluation Form

 

Recent Advances in the Diagnosis
and Treatment of Hepatitis C

Presented by... Raymond Koff, MD

 

Objective: Describe expectations for hepatitis C treatment evaluation, management, duration, and outcomes.

Note: Dr. Koff is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine.  A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Koff has been involved in research, publications, clinical practice and educational activities largely focused on viral hepatitis, its epidemiology, natural history, treatment and prevention.  Dr. Koff is a founding member of the Hepatitis Foundation International.

In accordance with the Maryland Nurses Association standards for financial disclosure, the following relationships have been disclosed:GlaxoSmithKline, Genentech: Speaker, Gilead Sciences, Inc.: Consultant

Topics include:

  • Determination of treatment readiness
  • Keys to successful treatment
  • Patient/client education
  • Lab tests/monitoring
  • Other medical conditions
  •  Treatment length
  • Support groups
  • How treatment success is assessed
  • Current trends in new hepatitis C treatment

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            Recent Advances in the 
            Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatitis C

NOTE: Nursing/physician assistants/addictions professionals will qualify to receive a contact hours certificate by submitting this Evaluation Form

 
Recent Advances in Hepatitis B Objectives
Presented by Raymond Koff, MD
 

Objective: Describe hepatitis B prevention and treatment including treatment monitoring, side effect management and support needs.

Note:Dr. Koff is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine.  A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Koff has been involved in research, publications, clinical practice and educational activities largely focused on viral hepatitis, its epidemiology, natural history, treatment and prevention.  Dr. Koff is a founding member of the Hepatitis Foundation International.

In accordance with the Maryland Nurses Association standards for financial disclosure, the following relationships have been disclosed:GlaxoSmithKline, Genentech: Speaker, Gilead Sciences, Inc.: Consultant

Topics include:

  • Acute symptoms of hepatitis B
  • Chronic hepatitis B infection
  • The impact of hepatitis B on the liver
  • Patient assessment, lab testing, and vaccination
  • Hepatitis B treatment options
  • Side effects of hepatitis B treatment
  • Referral to support group

Register Now to Watch ($10.00)...
            Recent Advances in Hepatitis B Objectives
NOTE: Nursing/physician assistants/addictions professionals will qualify to receive a contact hours certificate by submitting this Evaluation Form