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Let's Talk Identifying Perinatal HCV

Let's Talk: Identifying Perinatal HCV


Wednesday, May 29, 2024

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Presentation followed by Q & A

 

Course Director:   

Mary Ann Rigas, MD, FAAP


Presenters:


Anne-Marie Rick, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh

Co-Director, Newborn Research Support Services (NuRSERy) Program, University of Pittsburgh

Medical Director, Human Milk Science Institute and Biobank



Lauren Orkis, DrPH

Epidemiologist Supervisor, Bureau of Epidemiology, Pennsylvania Department of Health



Bethany Reynolds, MPH

Epidemiology Research Associate, Bureau of Epidemiology, Pennsylvania Department of Health



Danica Kuncio, MPH

Viral Hepatitis Program Manager, Philadelphia Department of Public Health



Learning Objectives:


By the conclusion of this Webinar, program participants will be able to:


  1. Discuss the epidemiology of perinatal hepatitis C.
  2. Describe the 2023 CDC screening recommendation for perinatally exposed infants.
  3. Illustrate the importance of identifying infants and children at risk for HCV as well as early (2-6 months of age) testing for perinatally exposed infants.
  4. Describe barriers to completing recommended testing for newborns and strategies to reduce these barriers. 

Accreditation

  • In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the PA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Credit Designation

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other health care professionals attending this program will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 1.0 hours of continuing education in a CME accredited program.  For nurses, these hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.  

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