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Hepatitis C in Children and Adolescents
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 Export to Your Calendar 5/1/2018
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
4:30 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: William F. Balistreri, MD
Contact: Jessica Steinke

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Lecture Objectives:
1. Explain the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among children and adolescents.
2. Discuss testing and diagnosis of HCV among children and adolescents.
3. Discuss how to monitor and care for children and adolescents with HCV.

Presenter Bio:
Through more than 550 publications, Dr. Balistreri has helped to clarify the understanding of many aspects of liver diseases in children. His innovative research has addressed many aspects of hepatobiliary diseases in children, including neonatal cholestasis, metabolic liver disease, and viral hepatitis. He is co-editor of the prestigious text Liver Disease in Children. In 2000, Balistreri became the first pediatrician to serve as president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Leadership Award from the CCFA; the Andrew Sass-Kortsak Memorial Award from the Canadian Liver Foundation and the Canadian Association for the Study of Liver; the Murray Davidson Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics; the prestigious Shwachman Award from NASPGHAN; the Founder's Award, Cincinnati Pediatric Society; The Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Buffalo and The Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Buffalo School of Medicine, The Daniel Drake Medal, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine; the Distinguished Service Award from AASLD; and the Distinguished Educator Award from the American Gastroenterological Association. He received the Outstanding Pediatrician award from the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for distinguished achievements in pediatric care and in the education of patients and physicians. In 2012, NASPGHAN established the William F. Balistreri, MD, Prize for Excellence in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. This award will recognize outstanding achievement in an area relevant to the field to be bestowed each year at the annual NASPGHAN meeting. Balistreri joined Cincinnati Children's in 1978. He served as division director of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition for 25 years. Balistreri has been listed multiple times in Best Doctors in America.

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This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hours.

Continuing Medical Education Credits
The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Information
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. “Hepatitis C in Children and Adolescents”, a knowledge-based live activity, ACPE #0044-9999-17-052-L01-P, will award 1 contact hour or 0.1 CEU. of pharmacy education credit. No partial credit will be awarded.

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