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Department of Medicine Pilot Showcase Grand Rounds

Presentation 1:  Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection in the Primary Care Setting:  A Pilot Project, presented by Tanya (Sahay) Bruckel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

Presentation 2:  Addressing Obesity and Mood through Primary Care-based Lifestyle Management, presented by Melissa Mroz, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, General Medicine Division.

Presentation 3:  Telehealth for Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients:  Feasibility and Patient Perceptions (TeleLVAD Study), presented by Himabindu Vidula, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division.
All:  University of Rochester Medical Center.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation participants should be able to:

Presentation 1:

1.  Understand that we are in the era of direct antiviral therapy (DAA) for hepatitis C treatment.  Appreciate the simplified regimens well-suited for PCP led treatment of hepatitis C infection for carefully selected patients.

2.  Assess PCP knowledge/comfort level with Hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment following education modules.

3.  Become familiar with current screening guidelines for hepatitis C infection, and anticipate upcoming universal screening recommendations.

Presentation 2:

1.  Acknowledge the benefits of 5-10% weight loss in patients with obesity.

2.  List benefits of using patient-preferred language and asking permission to give information when discussing obesity with patients.

Presentation 3:

1.  Understand the high rates of healthcare utilization by LVAD patients.

2.  Describe the use of tele-videoconferencing visits for LVAD patients.


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Class of '62 Auditorium
601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642

Event Type

Medicine and Healthcare, Continuing Education, Grand Rounds


Faculty, Students, Staff, Health Care Professionals

Department of Medicine
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Continuing Education Credits

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

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