RESTON, Va., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical Care Options (CCO), a leading provider of medical education and information in specialties including hepatology, HIV, immunology, and hematology/oncology, is pleased to announce its latest partnership with the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) to provide a much-needed educational program on the use of new therapies for treating hepatitis C virus (HCV).
"Based on the past success of our joint educational programs, we are pleased to continue our collaboration with CCO to create innovative online CME activities for healthcare providers treating hepatitis C," said Keith D. Lindor, MD, FAASLD, President of the AASLD. "Getting Up to Speed on HCV Therapies is an interactive video module focused on equipping physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists with proven strategies and best practices for pretreatment, on-treatment, and posttreatment care of patients with hepatitis C."
The educational activity also includes downloadable resources including worksheets that serve as a convenient reference for the current treatment regimens for patients with genotype 1 HCV infection.
"Partnering with AASLD brings together our complementary areas of expertise to develop and deliver highly engaging interactive educational programs to improve the care of patients with hepatitis C," said Edward King, MA, Chief Innovation Officer at CCO. "We are always delighted to work with leading professional societies and associations to meet our shared goals of supporting clinicians to achieve optimal patient outcomes."
About the AASLD
AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease. AASLD was founded in 1950 by a small group of leading liver specialists and has grown to an international society responsible for all aspects of hepatology, and our annual meeting, The Liver Meeting®, has grown in attendance from 12 to more than 9,500 physicians, surgeons, researchers, and allied health professionals from around the world. AASLD's membership includes ALL professionals dedicated to hepatobiliary discoveries and patient care. Mentoring, the sharing of knowledge, and dedication to professional growth and development are among the core values of AASLD and its members.
About Clinical Care Options
Clinical Care Options, LLC, is a global leader in the development of innovative educational programs and technology platforms. CCO's team has been a pioneer in the creation of continuing education and decision support resources for healthcare professionals both in the United States and around the world for more than 2 decades. For more information, visit clinicaloptions.com.
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