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Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Transitions of Care,
Department of Medicine
Interim Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
and Hepatology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University College of
Physicians & Surgeons
Director, Center for Liver Disease
and Transplantation
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Kimberly Brown, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI


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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and provided by the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation.

Statement of Need / Program Overview
Management of patients with cirrhosis and the complications associated the disease are continuously evolving. A review of recent clinical data and a discussion by leading hepatologists is necessary in order to fully implement changes in practice and maximize patient outcomes.
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists, hepatologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and pharmacists involved in the care of patients with chronic liver disease.
Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Describe evolving patient management and treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis.
Integrate advances in therapeutic and diagnostic modalities into their clinical practices in order to maximize patient outcomes.
Credit Designation
Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation Statement- Purdue University Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement – Purdue University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This is knowledge based, continuing education activity of Purdue University, an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Universal Activity Number (UAN): 018-9999-15-091-H01-P, 1.0 contact hours(1.0 CEU).
Faculty, Staff and Reviewer Disclosure Statement:
All faculty, staff and reviewers involved in the planning, review or presentation of continuing education activities sponsored/provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any relevant commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. Full disclosure of all commercial relationships must be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity. Additional planning committee, reviewer and Focus medical Communications and Purdue University staff have no relationships to disclose.
Speaker Disclosures:
Dr. Robert Brown is both on the Speaker’s Bureau and a Grant Recipient for AbbVie, Merck, Gilead and Janssen.

Dr. Kimberly Brown is a Consultant for Blue Cross, Gilead, CLDF, Medscape, Janssen and BMS. She is on the Speaker's Bureau for Gilead, Simply Speaking, HCV Viewpoint CLDF and AbbVie. She has received Grant and Research Support from CDC Foundation, Merck, Gilead, Vertex, BMS, Janssen and Hyperion. Dr. Brown is also on the Advisory Board for Gilead, CLDF, Merck, Janssen and BMS.
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