American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Continues and Expands Educational Partnership With Clinical Care Options

Oct 18, 2010, 17:52 ET from Clinical Care Options

RESTON, Va., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical Care Options (CCO), a leader in the development of innovative online, print, and live medical education for healthcare professionals, announced the expansion of its partnership with the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). For the third year, CCO will serve as the official provider of online Conference Coverage of The Liver Meeting® held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 29 - November 2, 2010.

"Based on the past success of our joint educational programs, we are pleased to continue our collaboration with CCO to create exceptional and innovative online CME activities for healthcare providers treating hepatitis and other liver diseases," said Arun J. Sanyal, MD, 60th President of the AASLD. "We consistently receive positive feedback from our members about CCO's Conference Coverage and educational programs on our practice guidelines, and we depend on CCO to create and disseminate, through these relevant educational initiatives, the important data from The Liver Meeting® and our guidelines for hepatologists and other providers caring for patients with liver disease worldwide."

CCO's official Conference Coverage will include Capsule Summaries of the most important studies presented at the meeting as well as exclusive CME-certified Expert Analyses of the new data by internationally renowned experts. In addition, downloadable audio highlights and a CCO original slideset will also be available.

"We are pleased to continue our partnership with the AASLD to develop and deliver CME-certified activities to our global membership," said Jeffrey Drezner, MD, PhD, CEO of Clinical Care Options. "Our continued collaboration will use our unique technology and editorial expertise in the development of highly engaging interactive educational programs to improve the care of patients with hepatitis and other liver diseases."

In addition to the upcoming Conference Coverage partnership, CCO is collaborating with the AASLD to develop a comprehensive Clinical Management Series on the management of patients with hepatitis B. Through a series of online Interactive Virtual Presentations and Interactive Case Challenges, as well as downloadable resources, this program will provide additional guidance on how to incorporate the AASLD's updated HBV Practice Guidelines into daily practice.

About the AASLD

The AASLD is the leading medical organization for advancing the science and practice of hepatology. Founded by physicians in 1950, AASLD's vision is to prevent and cure liver diseases. This year's Liver Meeting®, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 29 - November 2, 2010, will bring together more than 7000 researchers from 55 countries. The Liver Meeting® is the premier meeting in the science and practice of hepatology, including the latest findings on new drugs, novel treatments, and the results from pilot and multicenter studies. The approximately 2069 abstracts to be presented at the meeting address all of the important issues in liver disease and wellness, including hepatitis, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplantation, and fatty liver disease. For complete information about The Liver Meeting® and additional meetings organized by the AASLD, visit its Web site at

About Clinical Care Options

Clinical Care Options, a leader in the development of innovative interactive CME-certified education programs for healthcare professionals, creates and publishes original CME and information resources that translate the latest developments in science and medicine into treatment options. Using internationally renowned experts, Clinical Care Options develops exceptional editorial content for its proprietary state-of-the-art technology and distributes it online via its own specialty portals in hepatitis, HIV, and oncology/hematology. In addition to its industry-leading Web-based programs, Clinical Care Options disseminates the latest strategies in medical management through live meetings and print materials, including books and monographs. For more information about the company and its programs, visit its Web site at

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