Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which excess fat is stored in the liver, is a major cause of liver disease worldwide. It affects about one quarter of the global adult population, and is expected to become the leading cause of liver-related mortality in the coming decades. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the most serious form of NAFLD in which inflammation leads to progressive fibrosis and ultimately cirrhosis. Therefore, this makes it imperative to identify patients at risk of NASH and initiate effective treatment plans early in the disease process. Join our panel of top experts in this CME-certified symposium to learn more about current guideline recommendations to identify and diagnose patients at risk of developing NASH, how to assess the risk of NASH progression and liver-related events, as well as recommendations for current and emerging therapies to effectively manage these patients.
The goal of this activity is to optimize implementation of risk stratification of patients at risk of fibrosis.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will: Have increased knowledge regarding the: [LIST] [ITEM]Recent clinical guideline recommendations on diagnosis of liver fibrosis[ITEM]Recent evidence and recommendations regarding new and emerging therapies[/LIST]Increased confidence in:[LIST] [ITEM]The identification of patients at increased risk of developing liver fibrosis[/LIST]Increased competence in:[LIST] [ITEM]Implementation of noninvasive tests for liver fibrosis in clinical practice[/LIST]
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[bold]For Physicians[/bold] Medscape, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 [italic]AMA PRA Category 1 Credits[/italic]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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