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Hepatitis C Virus Disparities: Strategies for Bridging the Gap

  • Authors: Paige Armstrong, MD, MHS CDR, United States Public Health Service; Jorge Mera, MD, FACP; Brian Hujdich, BS; Marissa Tonelli, BS
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 8/31/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 8/31/2023
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    Physicians - maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 1.00 ABIM MOC points

    Nurses - 1.00 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, infectious disease/HIV specialists, gastroenterologists, and nurses/nurse practitioners.

The goal of this activity is that learners will have improved awareness about disparities in the screening, diagnosis, and management of viral hepatitis among specific populations; and practical strategies to address these disparities.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Factors contributing to viral hepatitis disparities
    • Innovations in hepatitis C virus screening, diagnosis, and management
    • Strategies to address disparities in viral hepatitis


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  • Paige Armstrong, MD, MHS CDR, United States Public Health Service

    Associate Director for Global Health
    Division of Viral Hepatitis
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, Georgia


    Paige Armstrong, MD, MHS, CDR, USPHS, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Jorge Mera, MD, FACP

    Director, Infectious Diseases
    Cherokee Nation Health Services
    Tahlequah, Oklahoma



    Jorge Mera, MD, FACP, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Research funding from: AbbVie; Gilead Sciences; Merck

  • Brian Hujdich, BS

    Executive Director, HealthHIV
    Washington, DC



    Brian Hujdich, BS, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Marissa Tonelli, BS

    Director of Health Systems Capacity Building at HealthHIV
    Director of HealthHCV
    Washington, DC



    Marissa Tonelli, BS, has no relevant financial relationships.


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    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


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    Associate Medical Writer, Medscape, LLC


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    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC



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Hepatitis C Virus Disparities: Strategies for Bridging the Gap

Authors: Paige Armstrong, MD, MHS CDR, United States Public Health Service; Jorge Mera, MD, FACP; Brian Hujdich, BS; Marissa Tonelli, BSFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 8/31/2022

Valid for credit through: 8/31/2023


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