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Clinical Care Pathway: A Framework for Managing MASLD/MASH

Text Module

Treating MASLD/MASH requires a patient-centered strategy and holistic approach to care. In this expert-led text module, you will learn more about the 2021 AGA Clinical Care Pathway, which provides a risk-stratification framework for managing patients with MASLD/MASH. 

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Nurses: 0.50 Nursing contact hour

Physicians: maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Released: January 31, 2024

Expiration: January 30, 2025

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Faculty

Arun B. Jesudian

Arun B. Jesudian, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director of Liver Quality and Inpatient Liver Services
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC, in partnership with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE)

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Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

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Target Audience

Physicians—including residents and fellows—nurse practitioners, and physician associates practicing in gastroenterology, hepatology, endocrinology, and primary care who manage individuals with or at risk for MASLD/MASH.

Program Learning Goal

The goal of this comprehensive program is to arm learners with foundational education in MASLD/MASH pathogenesis, diagnosis, current recommended management, and emerging pharmacologic treatment strategies. With this knowledge, learners will be able to identify and treat patients with MASLD/MASH with the latest innovations that can reverse fibrosis and improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the clinical care pathway to determine a patient’s risk for advanced fibrosis

  • Analyze current treatment options for patients with MASLD/MASH

Disclosure

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Primary Author

Arun B. Jesudian, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director of Liver Quality and Inpatient Liver Services
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Arun B. Jesudian, MD: consultant/advisor/speaker: Dynavax, Salix.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.5 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from January 31, 2024, through January 30, 2025:

  1. Login or Sign Up for an account by clicking at the top of this page.
  2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  3. View and study the content in its entirety.
  4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65 and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "My Certificates" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Format

This program has been made available online.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 0.5 contact hours.

Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education

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Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until January 30, 2025. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.