Credits Offered

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME/CE) – 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC): 13.00 ABIM MOC points
  • Continuing Education (CE): 13.00 Contact Hours
  • Pharmacology: 1.25 Pharmacology Credits

Accreditation and Designation Statements

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AASLD designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education (CE)

This course is co-provided by Amedco and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team with a maximum of 13.00 contact hours available. In addition to continuing nursing education, the following presentations are also eligible for 1.25 pharmacotherapeutic hours:

  • The Other Side of the Triad: Non-Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension
  • Anticoagulation in Portal Hypertension
  • Back to the Basics: Hepatitis B Management
  • AIH: When to Change and If/When to Stop Therapy

Please note onsite documentation for identification of sessions eligible for pharmacotherapeutic hours and self-submit those to your board. Keep the agenda as a reference in case they have questions.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Claiming CME Credits

Physicians and other health care professionals seeking 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this live continuing medical education activity must complete an evaluation by Monday, July 15, 2019. A link to the CME evaluation will be emailed to attendees after the conference.

Claiming CE Credits
Satisfactory completion

Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion by Monday, July 15. Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement. A link to the CE evaluation will be emailed to attendees after the meeting.

Claiming MOC Points

Physicians seeking ABIM MOC points must complete the CME and MOC evaluation by Monday, July 15, 2019. Requests for MOC after this date will not be honored. The MOC evaluation is included in the CME evaluation.

MOC Points will be reported to the ABIM by the end of June 2019 for attendees who successfully complete the MOC evaluation.

Needs Statement

The Clinical Hepatology Update conference is designed for all medical professionals who manage care for patients with liver disease, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, RNs, primary care physicians, medical students and GI or hepatology trainees. The conference will provide an update and review of the evolving practices in the clinical management of liver diseases.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand and describe the current standard of care for the diagnosis and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Manage patients with complications of portal hypertension
  • Recognize when decompensated cirrhosis patients are appropriate candidates for palliative care and hospice referral

Target Audience

  • Hepatologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Fellows/Trainees

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Provide Patient-centered Care
  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Roles/Responsibilities
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Employ Evidence-based Practice
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Apply Quality Improvement
  • Teams and Teamwork
  • Systems-based Practice

Acknowledgement of Financial or Other Support

Any support by grants for this activity will be disclosed in the program syllabus.