Providing Specialized Care to Patients with Hepatitis C


Through Hep C ECHO, you’ll learn about best practices and evidence-based treatments to help you improve long-term outcomes for Hep C patients and decrease costly referrals for common problems.

The Hep C ECHO meets year round from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month.


Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion Include:

  • Hepatitis C: Welcome, Historical Overview and Barriers to Therapy
  • Chronic Hepatitis C: Disease Progression and Epidemiology
  • Chronic Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Histology
  • Chronic Hepatitis C: Pearls of Diagnosis
  • Chronic Hepatitis C and Substance Abuse, Opioid Epidemic
  • Roadmap to Screening, Testing, Diagnosis, Treatment, Surveillance, and Follow-Up
  • Guidelines for Treating Genotype 1-6: What With, How Long, Endpoints
  • Managing the Decompensated Patient
  • Cirrhosis – Before and After Antiviral Therapy
  • When to Consider Liver Transplantation
  • Relapse – Treatment Failure in Hepatitis C
  • Successfully Treated Cases/Reinfection Treatment Success
  • Managing Drug Interactions
  • Insurance Requirements/Commercial/Medicaid/Medicare
  • Noninvasive Markers for Fibrosis
  • Hepatitis C and Pregnancy
  • Coinfection with Hepatitis B: Refer or Treat
  • HCV/HIV Coinfection
  • HBV Lab Overview
  • HCV and CKD, Heart Disease
  • Behavioral Changes/Behavior Modification Techniques

Meet the Expert Team

The interdisciplinary panel includes physicians, pharmacists, a nurse and a clinical psychologist.

Bruce Bacon, MD, Gastroenterologist and Transplant Hepatologist, Saint Louis University

Eyad Alsabbagh, MD, Transplant Hepatologist, Saint Louis University

Tiffany Sanford-Martens, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, University of Missouri

Janice Davis, RN, Nurse, Resource Specialist, University of Missouri

Julia Chisholm, PharmD, Pharmacist, University of Missouri

Stan Hudson, MA, Health Literacy Expert, University of Missouri

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.