Curriculum-Based Online and Live Activities
Mark S. Sulkowski, MD
Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis Center
Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
When provided with appropriate clinical knowledge, and aided by supportive collaborations with appropriate specialists, primary care clinicians should be able to effectively screen, diagnose, and link patients with hepatitis C to appropriate care. While patients need to be educated on the possible outcomes of a positive HCV antibody test, the significance of a positive HCV RNA test, and how to prevent further transmission, they should also be assured that currently available therapies have dramatically increased the chances of being cured. Appropriate education and the availability of excellent treatment options will hopefully quell fears and increase the morale of patients as they navigate the process of HCV screening and diagnosis.
Through this curriculum, we hope to provide primary care clinicians with the necessary knowledge and skills to integrate current best practices from screening to treatment into HCV patient care. To learn more, join Dr. Mark Sulkowski for this engaging two-part educational activity, and then attend one of our expert-led, live AAFP state chapter meetings.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians practicing in the primary care setting.