The Impact on Liver Transplantation by Aging Baby Boomers With Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) (22nd Annual National Conference)

This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
An aging population of adults with HCV is behind an increasing demand for liver transplantation in the United States. The disease can cause serious health problems including liver damage, cirrhosis and even liver cancer. Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer and the leading reason for liver transplants. People born between 1941 and 1960 accounted for 81 percent of all new liver transplant registrants infected with the virus. This presentation will discuss the increased demand for transplantation that is driven by the development of liver cancer in baby boomers with HCV.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. Describe the impact of hepatitis C on liver transplantation
  2. Discuss the increased demand for transplantation that is driven by the development of liver cancer in baby boomers with HCV
  3. Review effective therapeutic approaches for treating HCV-reinfection after liver transplant

Faculty Listing
Scott W. Biggins, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado

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Gleason

Rebecca

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

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Planner

Lindberg

Barbara

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

N/A

Planner

Biggins

Scott

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Speaker

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Target Audience

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Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
03/01/2014
Activity expires: 
07/20/2015
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
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