Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Steatohepatitis in HIV Disease

Elizabeth C. Verna, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Research, Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation
Columbia University, New York, NY

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Dr. Elizabeth Verna earned her BA in Biology at the University of Virginia prior to attending the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Columbia and then served as a Chief Resident before remaining at Columbia for fellowships. While in fellowship, she completed a Masters in Biostatistics at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Verna is now an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation and Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at Columbia University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology as well as Liver Transplantation. She has a clinical practice that includes patients with all forms of chronic liver disease and liver transplant recipients, and has an active research program with grant support for studies in the areas of hepatitis C, hepatic fibrosis, liver transplant and the intestinal microbiome. She is also the Director of Clinical Research for the Columbia University Transplant Initiative and the Program Director for the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Recognize risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in their patients with HIV.
  • Be more familiar with the diagnostic testing available to identify and stage patients with NAFLD and HIV.
  • Understand the natural history of NAFLD in patients with HIV and the potential impact of NAFLD and liver disease on mortality in this population.
  • Appreciate that there are many treatments for NAFLD currently in clinical trials and that treatment to alter the natural history of NAFLD in patients with HIV may soon be available.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on August 9, 2016 and will terminate August 8, 2019.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.
  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
  • Accreditation Statement: Top of page

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Statement: Top of page

    Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Verna (Presenter) had the following personal financial relationships in the previous 12 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Research grant from Salix. Dr. Verna submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.
  • Financial Support: Top of page

    This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please visit the PRN Video Channel at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.

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