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Naudia Jonassaint, MD, reviews hepatitis C and discusses how future liver transplant patients will face the choice of accepting high risk organs that will need treatment.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Explain the risks of accepting hepatitis C positive organs in the era of new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy to improve organ allocation 
  • Recognize the effect of the opioid epidemic on the epidemiology of hepatitis C to decrease stigma and improve acceptance of hepatitis C positive organs by our patients
  • Discuss the future of hepatitis B core Ab positive and hepatitis B surface antigen positive organs in order to improve organ allocation and decrease organ discard rates


Dr. Jonassaint has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

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

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded 0.075 continuing education units (CEU), which is equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last five digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 9/17/2019 | Last Modified On: 9/17/2019 | Expires: 9/17/2020


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