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Podcast: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Newsletter: This 1 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each newsletter carries a maximum of 1 contact hour or a total of 7 contact hours for the 7 newsletters in this program.
Podcast: This 0.5 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each podcast carries a maximum of 0.5 contact hour or a total of 2.5 contact hours for the 5 podcasts in this program.
To successfully complete this activity, participants must read the content, and then link to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's website or the
Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing’s website to complete the post-test and evaluation. Once you receive a passing grade, you can access and print your certificate of credit.
NOTE: If you have already registered for other Hopkins CME programs on their prospective websites simply enter the requested information when prompted.
There are no prerequisites for this activity.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
December 15, 2011; activities expire 2 years from the date of publication.
Length of Activity: 30 minutes
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Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in an Internet-based CME program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information for specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
This activity has been developed for hepatologists, primary care physicians, infectious disease specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and others involved in the care of patients with viral hepatitis.
As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical (OCME) to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME.
Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships, regardless of their relevance to the activity content. Faculty are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentations. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:
||Mark S. Sulkowski, MD, has disclosed that he has served as a consultant for Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol Myers–Squibb, Gilead, Janssen/Tibotec, Merck, Pharmasset, and Roche. He also has received grants and research support from, Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol Myers–Squibb, Gilead, Janssen/Tibotec, Merck, Pharmasset, and Roche/Genentech.|
||Raymond T. Chung, MD, has disclosed that he has received grants/research support from Gilead, Pfizer, Roche/Genentech, Merck, and Romark.|
|No other planners have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.
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