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  Release Date 12/7/2012  
Expiration Date 12/7/2013
 
     
 
  Kris Kowdley, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA
 
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  Purdue  
  Jointly sponsored by the Purdue University College of Pharmacy and the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation.  
     
  This activity supported by:  
  Program supported by an educational grant from Salix Pharmaceuticals.  
     
 
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of transplant surgeons, gastroenterologists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners involved in the care of patients with HE.
 
Statement of Need/Program Overview
The primary goal of this webcast is to review clinical implications of new data on the management and treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) in patients with chronic liver disease.
 
Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this initiative, participants will do the following:
Recognize hepatic encephalopathy as a primary complication of cirrhosis that is causing increasing demands on the healthcare system
Describe how treatment choice following an overt hepatic encephalopathy episode may affect survival rates
 
Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Purdue University College of Pharmacy and the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation. Purdue University College of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Credit Designation
Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Disclosure Statement
All faculty and staff involved in the planning or presentation of continuing education activities sponsored/ provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentation or enduring material. Full disclosure of all commercial relationships must be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity. Focus Medical Communications staff, Chronic Liver Disease Foundation staff and Purdue University College of Pharmacy staff have no relationships to disclose.
 
Faculty Disclosure Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Purdue University College of Pharmacy and the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation. Purdue University College of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Kris Kowdley, MD
Kris Kowdley has received Grants/Research Support from Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Conatus, Intercept, Merck and Mochida. Dr. Kowdley is a Consultant and has served on a Speaker Board for Novartis. Dr. Kowdley has an advisory membership with Gilead, Merck, Pharmasset and Vertex. Dr. Kowdley has Editorial Involvement with Hepatology.
 
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