The Empire Liver Foundation (ELF) is an association of New York State liver specialists who are dedicated to increasing awareness and providing education to health care providers and patients with liver disease.
In 2014, NYC Council funded ELF to build clinical capacity to provide care and treatment for hepatitis B and C in NYC. ELF and the NYC Health Department Viral Hepatitis Program collaborated to develop the Hepatitis Clinical Training Program. See the FY2017 ELF Report.
The following training are offered several times a year. To receive training invitations, subscribe to our email list here.
Clinical Grand Rounds
Empire liver Foundation members provide Hepatitis B and C Clinical Grand Rounds at NYC hospitals and health centers in NYC, and via webinar. Grand Rounds presentations offer 1 CME/CNE/CEU.
Hepatitis C Clinical Provider Training
10 CME training to prepare clinical providers to identify and treat hepatitis C. Delivered through live 10 weekly webinar sessions. Satisfies the education requirement for the NYS Medicaid Experienced Prescriber Classification.
Hepatitis C Medication Coverage Training
Hepatitis C treatments can now cure almost all patients in less than 12 weeks, with few side effects. However, getting hepatitis C medications covered by health insurance or patient assistance programs can be complex, time consuming, and frustrating. Join the Empire Liver Foundation for training and tips from providers experienced with advocating successfully for Hep C medication coverage for their patients. This training is delivered both live (2 CME) and via webinar (1 CME).
Preceptorship in a Liver Clinic
Half-day clincal observational preceptorship in a liver clinic. Open to clinicians who have previously participated in the Hepatitis Clinical Training Series.
To learn more, contact the Empire Liver Foundation.