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 4 (HP4) Topics Include:  Treatment for Portal Hypertension, HCV Positive Donors and Recipients, Elevated Liver Enzymes, Signs and Symptoms of Sarcoidosis, Hepatitis C-Related Cirrhosis, and more.

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Course Topics

Update on Liver Disease

Select appropriate treatments for portal hypertension based on severity, cardiac output, and comorbidities; Compare and contrast methods for the management of variceal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis; Assess possible causes and options for the management of sarcopenia in patients with cirrhosis; Identify patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure using clinician assessment or scoring systems; Apply scoring systems to determine eligibility for liver transplantation and probability of survival in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure.

Cirrhosis/Liver Injury

Characterize hospital readmission in patients with cirrhosis; Assess the effectiveness of interventions for reducing hospital readmissions of patients with cirrhosis; Identify drugs that commonly cause injury to the liver; Differentiate between immune-mediated and metabolic causes of drug-induced liver injury; List clinical and histologic characteristics of various types of drug-induced liver injury.

Hepatitis Update

Classify the stage of disease in a patient with chronic hepatitis B; Manage hepatitis B in a pregnant woman; Choose among common regimens employing directacting antivirals agents for treatment of hepatitis C; List risk factors for autoimmune hepatitis; Identify patients with autoimmune hepatitis who need pharmacologic treatment or liver transplantation.

Liver Transplantation 2018

Review the principles of allocation used in organ, and particularly liver, transplantation; Explain the concept of liver transplant redistribution (or broader sharing) to improve fairness in geographic access to transplantation; Discuss the concerns involved with HCV-positive donors and HCV-positive recipients in liver transplantation; Describe the advantages and disadvantages of telehealth in transplant hepatology; Identify conditions and situations that lend themselves well to management via telehealth in hepatology

Liver Chemistries/Liver Preservation

Perform an appropriate workup for a patient with elevated alkaline phosphatase.; Counsel patients on lifestyle modification to manage nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; Identify the possible causes of elevated liver enzymes; Describe how machine perfusion improves preservation of donor livers; Explain the concept of warm perfusion for preservation of donor livers.

Updates on Liver Disease

Use common liver function tests to diagnose disorders of the liver; Evaluate a patient with suspected ischemic liver injury; List the expected changes in liver function during pregnancy and assess more concerning symptoms; Manage a patient with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy; Diagnose common porphyrias.

Liver Diseases in 2018

Recognize signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis; Treat skin manifestations of sarcoidosis; Counsel patients about BP targets and management, based on updated hypertension guidelines; Implement colorectal cancer screening, based on American College of Gastroenterology guidelines; Compare the recombinant adjuvanted zoster vaccine with the live zoster vaccine.

Primary Biliary Cholangitis/Fatty Liver

Recognize manifestations of primary biliary cholangitis; Identify risk factors for primary biliary cholangitis; Explain the pathophysiology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; Choose appropriate diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; Recommend lifestyle interventions for the management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

NASH/Cirrhosis and HCV

Counsel patients about the importance of lifestyle intervention in the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; Identify the potential therapeutic targets for hepatic fibrosis; Characterize drugs currently in development for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; Adopt general principles for the management of hepatitis C-related cirrhosis; Select appropriate candidates for referral to a liver transplantation center.

Abnormal Liver Function Tests /Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Interpret liver function tests and liver enzyme levels; Identify patients with hepatitis, cholestasis, or cholestatic hepatitis based on physical and laboratory findings; Determine whether further workup is indicated in patients with abnormal liver function results; Stratify risk for foot ulcer in diabetic patients; Educate diabetic patients about proper foot care

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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