Weill Cornell’s HCV Training Description

Clinics:
Hepatitis C preceptorships are with our Hep C Specialist, Dr. Kristen Marks. There are two types of clinics depending on previous experience with treating Hep C patients.

Monday Clinic takes place at our Gastroenterology and Hepatology clinic located at 1305 York Avenue at 71st street. This would be an intense clinic day and would require a strong background in Hepatitis C. Clinic is from 1 pm – 5 pm.

Wednesday Clinic takes place at our Center for Special Study (CSS) clinic located at 53 West 23rd street at 6th avenue. CSS is an HIV clinic. Dr. Marks sees patients as their PCP but some patients will also need Hep C care. Clinic is from 9 am -12 pm. With an optional Roundtable Discussion from 12:30 pm -1:30 pm.

Target Audience:
This CME activity is intended to lead to improved patient care and safety based upon an assessment of gaps in knowledge, competence and performance. By the conclusion of this series the target audience should learn new content relevant to their practice that informs and thereby improves the care they provide.

Objectives:
1. To be able to perform a baseline assessment of HCV in a patient co-infected with HIV
2. To be able to discuss HCV treatment with a patient co-infected with HCV and HIV
3. To be able to evaluate potential drug-drug interactions between medications used to treat HCV and HIV
4. To be able to treat HCV in a patient co-infected with HIV

Training Material:
Hep C Guidelines
CDC Hepatitis ABC Table

SUNY Downstate HCV Training Description

Topics covered:
HCV treatment overview
HCV treatment implementation
HCV/HIV Co-management
HCV Case Presentations

Clinical preceptorships in HCV management may include a didactic lecture on any combination of the above along with a 4-hour clinical rotation at STAR Health Center that has HCV patients on their panel scheduled on the day of their clinical observations.

For more information email hep@health.nyc.gov.

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