Hepatitis C Training Course 2018

2018 Treat to Prevent: Hepatitis C in Addiction Medicine

Hepatits C Training Short Course


The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and College of Pharmacy along with Dr. Imtiaz Alum, M.D., P.A., provide trainings to community service providers, physicians and other medical professionals who work with people that are at risk of contracting or have Hepatitis C.

The topics included:

  • Epidemiology
  • Natural History
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment Options
  • Connecting clients/patients to treatment and cure

Who Should Attend

This course is designed and accredited for an interprofessional audience of healthcare workers including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician assistant
  • MA’s, Recovery Counselors, Social Workers (Texas)
  • Community Outreach
  • Service Providers
  • Pharmacists

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the history, epidemiology, risk factors, and impact of chronic hepatitis C (HCV)
  • Discuss diagnosis and assessing progression of chronic liver disease secondary to HCV
  • Discuss therapeutic options for management of HCV
  • Discuss liver cancer and post therapy surveillance

Financial Support

This program was made possible by a grant from the Texas Department of Health and Human Resources, managed through The University of Texas at Austin Hicks School of Social Work and the College of Pharmacy.


Imtiaz Alam, M.D., PA
Medical Director
Austin Hepatitis Center

Imtiaz Alam received his medical degree from University of Dundee in Scotland. He completed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, PA and his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. While in San Francisco, Dr. Alam was a NIH research fellow in chronic liver diseases. In 1998, Dr. Alam started the Austin Hepatitis Center, where he is currently the medical director. In 2014, Dr. Alam started the HepCare Specialty Pharmacy dedicated to providing pharmacy services to the hepatitis C patient. Dr. Alam maintains one of the largest private practices in the country devoted to liver diseases. Dr. Alam is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Alam is currently a principal investigator for many Phase 2 to Phase 4 clinical drug trials. He has written and published numerous articles for peer reviewed journals on the topic of chronic hepatitis C and chronic liver diseases.

Disclosure:  Dr. Alam’s has the following disclosures: 

Consultant – Gilead Sciences, AbbVie, Merck, Allergan, and Synergy
Speakers Bureau – Gilead Sciences, AbbVie, Merck, Allergan, and Synergy
Industry Funded Research – Gilead Sciences, Allergan, and Shire

Review of Conflicts Policy:  The UT Austin College of Pharmacy has a very strict policy to ensure against commercial conflicts of interest in CE programming.  For this conference, the planning committee picks two committee members who have appropriate backgrounds to review content, and report any potential conflict of interest to the CPE Director.  If conflict issues are discovered, they are addressed with speakers to make appropriate changes. Evaluations are collected from all participants with specific questions around the listed conflicts of commercial interest.

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ACPE LogoThe University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Registered nurse attendees must be present for 100% of the activity to receive full credit. 3.00 contact hours may be earned by registered nurses who successfully complete this continuing education activity.

The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine designates this material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This online activity is approved for 0.300 CEUs (3.00 contact hours) of continuing education credit.  In order to receive 2.50 contact hours of CE credit, the participant must be in attendance during the live program, participate in all parts of the presentation, and complete the online post-test, and complete the online evaluation within 60 days after the activity.

The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work, under sponsor number CS3065, has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (https://dshs.texas.gov/socialwork) to offer continuing education contact hours to licensed social workers and licensed professional counselors in the State of Texas. The Office of Professional Development at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work has awarded 3.00 contact hour(s) of Continuing Social Work Education.