Providing Specialized Care to Patients with Hepatitis C


Through Hep C ECHO, you’ll learn about best practices and evidence-based treatments to help you improve long-term outcomes for Hep C patients and decrease costly referrals for common problems.

Hep C ECHO clinics will meet year round beginning in December 2016 from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month.



Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion Include:

  • Chronic Hep C: natural disease progression and epidemiology
  • Hep C screening and diagnosis
  • Patient requirements and monitoring parameters
  • Historical overview and barriers to Hep C therapy
  • Hep C drug updates
  • Guidelines for treating Genotype I – VI
  • Depression and chronic Hep C patient
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • Navigating insurance
  • Chronic Hep C and substance abuse
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Management of cirrhosis
  • Management of anti-depressant and antipsychotic medications in chronic liver disease patients

Meet the Expert Team

The interdisciplinary panel includes physicians, pharmacists, a nurse and a clinical psychologist.

Bruce Bacon, MD, Gastroenterologist, St. Louis University

Erica Kaufman West, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, St. Louis University

Tiffany Sanford-Martens, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, University of Missouri

Janice Davis, RN, Nursing, University of Missouri

Julia Chisholm, PharmD, Mizzou Pharmacy representative, University of Missouri

CME Information

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

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.