Chronic Hepatitis C: Health Care Burden, Recent Advances and Remaining Obstacles

Donald P. Kotler, MD
Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY

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Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  1. Know the epidemiology and consequent health care burden of chronic hepatitis C and HIV-HCV coinfection.
  2. Understand recent advances to standards of care for chronic HCV.
  3. Appreciate the remaining obstacles to optimal management of chronic HCV monoinfection and HIV-HCV coinfection.

About the Presenter: Top of page

Donald P. Kotler is a gastroenterologist, an expert on GI manifestations of HIV disease, and a pioneer in the study of the AIDS wasting syndrome. Dr. Kotler has concentrated on the study of body composition in order to define the characteristics of malnutrition in HIV infection and other diseases, as well as strategies to reverse the wasting process. He has been the Principal investigator on single-site and multi-center studies of nutritional therapies for HIV-associated malnutrition. In addition, Dr. Kotler has studied the opportunistic enteric complications of AIDS as well as the role of HIV as an enteric pathogen. More recently, he has studied the body composition and metabolic abnormalities associated with lipodystrophy, and is applying his knowledge and laboratory techniques to the study of chronic liver disease.

How to get CME:Top of page

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