Hepatology Review CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 5 (HP5) Topics Include:  NAFLD, Edema with Acute Liver Failure, Appropriate Transplant Candidates, Vascular Complications, Hepatitis B, and more.

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Course Topics

Hepatitis B Virus /Drug-induced Liver Disease

Analyze the results of tests to determine a patient?s hepatitis B virus infection status; Elaborate on the natural course of hepatis B virus infection in children and adults; Tailor treatment of patients to their phase of hepatis B virus infection; Identify drug-induced liver injury in patients presenting with liver disease; Recognize the role of herbal and dietary supplements in drug-induced liver injury.

Constipation/Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

List the common presentations of and diagnostic criteria for functional constipation; Describe the physiology of normal defecation; Treat children with functional constipation; Differentiate nonalcoholic fatty liver disease from other causes of elevated transaminases in children; Counsel families on reversing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease through weight loss.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease /Fatty Liver Disease

Elaborate on the natural history of inflammatory bowel disease; Implement the treat-to-target management strategy for patients with inflammatory bowel disease; Provide patients with effective medical and surgical options for treatment of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis; Maximize the use of noninvasive techniques to assess liver fibrosis in patients with fatty liver disease; Optimize treatment in patients with fatty liver disease.

Liver: Part

Counsel patients with NAFLD about lifestyle modifications for halting and reversing liver damage; Prescribe antiobesity pharmacotherapy for appropriate patients with NAFLD; Utilize laboratory tests and imaging to identify patients with, or at risk for, NAFLD; Discuss current and emerging treatments for NASH and advanced liver fibrosis; Summarize the evolution of the system for allocating and distributing livers for transplantation within the United States.

Liver: Part 2

Explain the pathophysiology of portal hypertension and ascites; Identify and refer appropriate patients for the TIPS procedure; Evaluate and treat patients with chronic HBV infection; Optimize management of primary biliary cholangitis; Diagnose autoimmune hepatitis and individualize treatment.

IBD and Liver Disease/Perianal Crohn Disease

Evaluate the elevation of liver enzyme in patients with IBD; Identify and manage liver diseases commonly associated with IBD; Prevent the reactivation of hepatitis B in patients with IBD who are on immunosuppressive therapy; Recognize the clinical features associated with PACD; Discuss treatment options for different types of PACD.

Infectious Diseases /Vascular Syndromes

Treat C diff colitis; Order appropriate diagnostic testing for patients with suspected SIBO; Define clinical and radiologic features of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome and median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS); Counsel patients with SMA syndrome or MALS about available treatment options; Recognize vascular complications associated with liver disease.

Liver Disease/IBS Constipation

Diagnose and treat immune-mediated colitis; Differentiate between drug-induced liver injury and other causes of hepatotoxicity in cancer patients; Explain the role for liver transplantation in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis; Develop an algorithm for the treatment of constipation in patients with IBS.

Anesthesia for Liver Transplantation

Select appropriate candidates for liver transplantation; Preoperatively evaluate the cardiac status of candidates for liver transplantation; Assess pulmonary vascular indices in candidates for liver transplantation; Choose invasive and noninvasive intraoperative cardiovascular monitors for patients to undergo liver transplantation; Optimize intraoperative coagulation status during liver transplantation.

Hepatology Updates

Optimize treatment of patients with suspected acetaminophen overdose; Apply the principles of critical care in patients with acute liver failure; Implement strategies to treat cerebral edema in patients with acute liver failure; Provide effective options for treatment of ascites in patients with cirrhosis; Maximize the value of surveillance for liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis.


Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  PediatricsFamily PracticeInternal Medicine and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Hepatology CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Hepatology plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.


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