Meeting Archive:
Preventing Hepatitis B Infections in US Adults


Meeting Description:

Only 25 percent of US adults at high-risk for hepatitis B (HBV) infection, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), get vaccinated as recommended. HBV vaccination helps prevent new infection and interrupts further transmission of the virus.

Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for a discussion about the burden of HBV infections in US adults and the importance of preventing infection through vaccination. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, will moderate the webinar discussion that will include presentations by Aaron M. Harris, MD, MPH, Acting Clinical Interventions Team Lead, Division of Viral Hepatitis, CDC; Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA, Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota; and Amra A. Resic, MD, Family Medicine Physician, BayCare Medical Group, representing the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology of acute and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the US
  • Describe the long-term outcomes of chronic HBV infection
  • Summarize CDC immunization recommendations for adult populations at risk for HBV infection
  • Assess interventions to increase adult HBV vaccination rates for implementation in practice
There is no fee to participate in this activity, but pre-registration is required.
This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Dynavax Technologies Corporation. NFID policies restrict funders from controlling program content.
Date: Tue, Aug 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
 Presenter Information
Moderator: William Schaffner, MD
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Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Aaron M. Harris, MD, MPH
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Clinical Interventions Team Lead (Acting), Division of Viral Hepatitis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA
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Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Amra A. Resic, MD
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Family Medicine Physician
BayCare Medical Group
Palm Harbor, FL

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
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NFID is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NFID designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)
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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. NACDS designates this enduring material as 1.0 contact hour of ACPE accredited continuing education. Preventing Hepatitis B Infections in US Adults (ACPE Universal Activity #0206-9999-18-017-L06-P. Initial Release Date: 08/28/2018).
Pharmacists seeking to claim CPE credit for this webinar should visit following the live webinar.