ECHO-Chicago: Hepatitis C-Fall 2021

September 14, 2021 to November 30, 2021
The ECHO-Chicago curriculum in Hepatitis C (HCV) is designed to expand primary care capacity for HCV screening and evidenced-based care at community health centers in some of Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods. HCV has surpassed HIV/AIDS as the leading chronic virus infection leading to death in the United States. Early detection and treatment in the primary care setting can contribute to lower rates of morbidity and mortality, reduce the risk of disease progression, and maximize the benefits of emerging treatment options. ECHO-Chicago training provides primary care providers with the knowledge to identify persons at risk for HCV and conduct risk assessments, test, diagnose, counsel, stage, monitor and treat persons with HCV.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of HCV.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Identify patients at risk for hepatitis C;
  • Describe CDC-recommended hepatitis C testing guidelines;
  • Describe staging and symptoms at each stage of cirrhosis of the liver;
  • Recognize proper treatment options and medication regimens for each genotype, both with and without cirrhosis;
  • Determine challenges and solutions in obtaining medications for underinsured and Medicaid patients;
  • Relate how to discuss and monitor the treatment plan with patients and families;
  • Identify the availability of case management services for HCV patients in Chicago;
  • Define HIV-HCV coinfection and identify common treatment options;
  • Discuss harm reduction techniques with respect to HCV transmission.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
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Available credit: 
  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.00 Participation
Event starts: 
09/14/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
11/30/2021 - 1:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

ECHO-Chicago: Hepatitis C Schedule
Agenda subject to change.

Online Webinar
United States
To learn more about the ECHO-Chicago curricula, visit us here.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact ECHO-Chicago via e-mail via at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Andrew Aronsohn, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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