Advances in the Treatment of HCV and HCV/HIV Coinfection

Dost Sarpel, MD
Viral Hepatology Fellow, Division of Liver Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Dost Sarpel is currently a Viral Hepatology fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Douglas Dieterich at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He completed medical school at University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at The George Washington University Hospital. He then completed his Infectious Disease fellowship at The George Washington University Hospital in 2012. For the past three years he worked at a private practice Infectious Disease group in the East Bay outside of San Francisco, making partner physician in 2014. Dr. Sarpel then made the decision to pursue additional training because of his strong interest in viral hepatitis and the new direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapies. Currently his viral hepatology fellowship research projects involve hepatitis C patients who have failed DAA therapy, improving hepatocellular carcinoma screening in chronic hepatitis B and C infected patients, and true cause of death in hepatitis C infected patients.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Appreciate the history of chronic HCV disease and treatment with and without HIV coinfection.
  • Understand the use of directly acting agents (DAAs) for HCV.
  • Be aware of the importance of resistance to DAAs.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on December 8, 2015 and will terminate December 7, 2018.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.
  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
  • Accreditation Statement: Top of page

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Statement: Top of page

    Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Sarpel (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Sarpel submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.
  • Financial Support: Top of page

    This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please visit the PRN Video Channel at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.

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