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Chronic Hepatitis C: A Multifaceted Disease - 2 CME Credits

Start Date: Oct 16, 2018
Duration: ~ 2 hours
Price: $99

Course Description

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Chronic hepatitis C afflicts 170 million individuals worldwide and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In this course, we discuss the various modes of acquisition of hepatitis C. Although cirrhosis and its attendant complications including primary hepatocellular carcinoma are the major causes of morbidity and mortality, patients with chronic hepatitis C may also exhibit protean extrahepatic manifestations. On occasion, these dominate the clinical picture and account for serious morbidity and even mortality. Treatment options and definitions of types of responses are clearly delineated.

This course is intended for primary care physicians, specialty physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify improvements in the care of patients with hepatitis C
  • Recognize improved treatment decisions regarding hepatitis C
  • Identify appropriate individuals for screening


Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP Professor of Medicine and Faculty Dean for Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School; Marshall Wolf Master Clinician Educator at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Co-Director, CME Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Michelle Lai, MD, MPH

Michelle Lai, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, Program Director of the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, Harvard Medical School


Cchronic Hepatitis C: A Multifaceted Disease is organized as follows:

Precourse Information:
Accreditation and AMA Credit Designation
Disclosure Statement
How to Take This Course
Viewing Videos
Grading and Certificates

Case Study: 45-year-old female
Case Presentation
Question 1
Summary of Post-Transfusion Viral Infections
Question 2
Sources of New Infections in the United States
Question 3
The Metavir Staging system
Skin Biopsy
Question 4
Image of Rash Associated with Cryoglobulinemia
Image of Cryoglobulins in Test Tube
Summary of Cryoglobulinemaia
Question 5
Question 6
Questipon 7
Question 8
Case Summary
Question 9

Teaching Summary
Updates to References

CME Certificate
CME Posttest
Course Evaluation



The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School has long held the standard that its continuing medical education courses be free of commercial bias.

In accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), course planners, speakers, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relevant relationship they, or their spouse or partner, have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off-label uses of pharmaceuticals and/or devices for investigational or non-FDA approved purposes that they plan to discuss.

Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide the course director and participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.

Disclosure Statement

All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.


Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is a Marshall Wolf Clinician Educator at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He served as faculty dean for Continuing Education at HMS for 12 years. Dr. Chopra has more than 150 publications and ten books to his credit. Dr. Chopra is editor-in-chief of the Hepatology Section of UpToDate, the most widely used electronic textbook in the world, subscribed to by more than 1,200,000 physicians in 196 countries. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and accolades.

For a complete bio on Dr. Chopra, click here.

Dr. Michelle Lai, MD, MPHis currently an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the program director of the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University before getting her MD and Masters in Public Health from Columbia University. She subsequently completed her Internal Medicine Internship/Residency as well as Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology Fellowship in gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She then came on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology to be the director of the Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Center at BIDMC. Focusing her clinical research on nonalcoholic fatty Liver disease, she was awarded a five-year career development grant from the National Institute of Health to carry on this research.


Chronic Hepatitis C: A Multifacted Disease:
Original Release: 6/15/2004
Most Recent Update: 10/16/2018

End Date: 10/16/2021 (Enrollment ends 9/16/2021)


How long will this course take?

This course should take approximately 2 hours to complete. You do not need to complete it all at once. You may come back as often as you like.

How long will this course be available?

This self-paced course will close enrollments three years after its start date.

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