The HBV Refresher: Screen, Diagnose, Treat


Director, Liver Institute Northwest
Clinical Professor, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University, Seattle, WA

Dr. Kowdley received his BS in Biology and Anthropology as a member of the Dean’s List at Columbia University, and his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Oregon Health Science University and a Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kowdley is internationally recognized as a clinician, educator, and researcher in the area of liver disease and has presented his research on liver diseases at more than 165 national and international meetings and scientific symposia. He is the author of over 450 articles, book chapters, reviews, and commentaries in this area, with publications in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Surgery, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, American Journal of Physiology, and New England Journal of Medicine, among other professional publications.

Dr. Kowdley has extensive experience in clinical trials in all areas of liver disease, including hepatitis C, cholestatic liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, and hepatitis B. He has been a principal investigator in several NIDDK-sponsored clinical trials in PBC and PSC and is a member of executive committee of the nonalcoholic steatohepatitis clinical research network (NASH CRN). Dr. Kowdley has also served as the lead investigator of several major international clinical trials in hepatitis C.

Dr. Kowdley’s laboratory program is focused on the role of iron as a co-factor in many liver diseases, including hepatitis C, hemochromatosis, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). He has developed murine models for NASH and is currently exploring the contribution of hepatic iron deposition on the severity of NASH.

Dr. Kowdley’s research program has been continuously funded by the NIDDK since 1999 in addition to several grants from foundations and scientific societies.

Su H. Wang, MD, MPH, FACP
Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis Programs and Center for Asian Health
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, RJWBarnabas Health
Livingston, NJ
Su H. Wang, MD, MPH, FACP

Su Wang, MD, MPH, FACP is the Medical Director of Viral Hepatitis Programs and the Center for Asian Health at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and a member of the RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. She is Past President of the World Hepatitis Alliance, a non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to viral hepatitis elimination.

Dr. Wang is an internist and has served as primary investigator for a number of viral hepatitis screening and linkage-to-care grants sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other funders. She has led primary care-based hepatitis B and C programs, community outreach efforts, patient-based advocacy, and community-based research initiatives.

Dr. Wang has served on a number of World Health Organization (WHO) guideline development committees producing “Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus: Guidelines on Antiviral Prophylaxis in Pregnancy” and “Interim Guidance for Country Validation of Viral Hepatitis Elimination.” She is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and serves on the steering committee for the HBV Special Interest Group and the Viral Hepatitis Elimination Taskforce, and is on the Patient Advisory Group.

She received her medical degree from the University of Miami and her Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Wang completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric residency at Georgetown University Hospital and then served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer for the CDC at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She was previously the Director of Hepatitis Programs at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in New York City.

Statement of Need

Despite updated guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV), early detection and implementation of effective treatment remains a challenge.

The first episode of this CMEOcast series on community-based efforts to improve screening and treatment of HBV will guide primary care clinicians through optimal strategies to screen for HBV in at-risk patients and utilize serological test results to drive guideline-directed care.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to implement routine screening protocols for HBV in the primary care setting and utilize results to drive guideline-directed care

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit: Summarize routine screening protocols for HBV in the primary care setting

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, OB/GYNs, ED physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

Credit Information

Physicians (ACCME) 1.0

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy Tech (ACPE) 1.0

This application-based activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 medical knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Royal College MOC

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MIPS Improvement Activity

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Note to Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit  from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

Disclosure Declaration

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Dr. Kowdley reports that he receives research support from Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc.; CymaBay Therapeutics; Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genfit; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; HighTide Therapeutics Inc.; Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Zydus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is on the advisory committee for Assembly Biosciences, Inc.; Blade Therapeutics; Boehringer Ingelheim; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Roche. He is on the speakers bureau for AbbVie Inc.; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; and Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Wang reports that she receives grants from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Kashemi Rorie, PhD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Susan Perry (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

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NOTE: Pharmacist CE Universal Activity Number, Enduring: 0376-0000-20-167-H01-P.


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The HBV Refresher: Screen, Diagnose, Treat
Event Date: 11/30/2020