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CPS Quarterly Webinar: Transplanting Hepatitis C-Positive Organs
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST
Category: Quarterly Webinars

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CPS Quarterly Webinar: Transplanting Hepatitis C-Positive Organs: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown

Tuesday, July 27th 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM MST
Members: FREE | Non-Members: $10.00
1 CE Credit Available!
 

Speaker:
Robin Bricker-Ford, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hepatology & Infectious Diseases
University of Colorado Hospital

 

Description:

Within the last decade, advanced pharmaceutical technology has led to the development of new therapies for hepatitis C with cure rates exceeding 95%. Given the high efficacy, excellent tolerability, and improved access to hepatitis C therapies across the United States, transplanting HCV-infected organs into hepatitis C-negative recipients has become the standard of care at large transplant centers across the United States. This presentation will educate participants about the current organ shortage crisis in the United States, and how transplanting hepatitis C-positive organs may decrease the gap between organ demand and supply.

Objectives:

  • Each participant will be able to describe the organ shortage crisis in the U.S.
  • Each participant will be able to discuss characteristics of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and clinical manifestations of acute HCV infection
  • Each participant will be able to list the three most commonly prescribed hepatitis C medications
  • Each participant will be able to summarize the risks and benefits associated with transplanting HCV+ organs

Accreditation:

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).  This event has been accredited for up to 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based CPE for live and home study offerings for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians.

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Initial Release Date: 07/27/2021
Planned Expiration Date: 07/27/2024