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Optimizing Hepatitis C Disease Management: Implications for Specialty Pharmacy


A 1-hour CE satellite symposium to be held at the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy 2017 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC

For more information and to register for the NASP Annual Meeting, please click here 

Activity Description

HCV remains a highly prevalent, extremely costly disease. Specialty pharmacists have a significant role in helping HCV patients achieve individualized treatment goals. This CE activity will present strategies to support treatment adherence, navigate cost issues, manage special populations, and ensure optimal patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity is pharmacists interested in or practicing in Specialty Pharmacy. After completing the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology and pathophysiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
  • Identify the clinical benefits of individualized patient management that stem from new and emerging HCV agents and treatment algorithms
  • Examine the cost associations of HCV treatment options against the cost of disease and standard therapies to support individualized therapy selection and patient management
  • Describe the role of the specialty pharmacist in patient education and adherence to HCV treatment


12:00 – 1:00 PM CE Activity
To attend this symposium, you must be registered for the NASP meeting.


Speaker: Linda Spooner, PharmD, RPh, BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP, FCCP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Department of Pharmacy Practice
MCPHS University (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Worcester, Massachusetts

Moderator: Alicia B. Carver, PharmD, BCPS, CSP
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Pharmacy Services
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

CE Accreditation


ProCE, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-0000-17-348-L01-P has been assigned to this live knowledge-based activity (initial release date 9-20-2017). This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The activity is provided at no cost to participants. Participants must complete the online post-test and activity evaluation no later than October 20, 2017 to receive pharmacy CE credit. Statements of completion will be issued online at and proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given.


It is the policy of ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed during their presentation. Faculty disclosure will be announced prior to the presentation. A portion of grant funds received by ProCE from Merck & Co., Inc. will be used to compensate the faculty for this presentation.

Please note: The opinions expressed in this activity should not be construed as those of the CE provider. The information and views presented in this activity are those of the faculty through clinical practice and knowledge of the professional literature. Portions of this activity may include the use of drugs and/or devices for unlabeled indications, which should be considered experimental. Participants are advised to consult manufacturer product information and the professional literature, and use professional judgment in applying the presented information in patient-care activities.


This CE activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

For more information and to register for the NASP Annual Meeting, please click here 

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.