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Latest Announcements

World Hepatitis Day - July 28

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. This health observance aims to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis as a major global health threat. Medicare provides coverage for many preventive services including the hepatitis B (HBV vaccine under Medicare Part B. This vaccine is available to certain Medicare beneficiaries at intermediate or high risk for contracting hepatitis B. Medicare beneficiaries who are currently positive for antibodies for hepatitis B are not eligible for this benefit. The copayment/coinsurance and deductible are waived for this benefit.

Save the Date - 3rd Annual "Current Trends in Liver Disease" and Gastroenterology Board Review

Save the Date!

Friday, September 26, 2014
7:30 am: Check-in and breakfast
8 am - 4:30 pm: Symposium

Endorsed by the MCMS as an Honor Roll Activity

Topics discussed by local experts and guest faculty will include information on the current and developing therapies for Hepatitis B and C, NASH, and hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cancer treatment options, and an update on current listing criteria for liver transplantation. Physicians preparing for gastroenterology or hepatology board certification will find the sessions helpful for Hepatology content review.


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Recent News

Arizona's Infectious Diseases Manual

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released a manual for physicians about Arizona's infectious diseases. This includes information on Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever), Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Plague, Tularemia, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, State Reporting Requirements and Expedited Partner Therapy. Please see the attached manual. 


Save the Date - Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) for the Primary Care Physician

Sat., Nov. 8, 2014, 8 am - 12 pm

Opioids: The Epidemic That YOU Can Cure - Free Seminar

The Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery, Arizona Medical Board and Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants invite you to attend this CME on prescribing opioids. Developed by the University of Nebraska Medical Center - Center for Education, this course covers risk evaluation, examination, chronic pain management, statistics of abuse, and mitigation strategies.

You are invited to attend one of the following Saturday sessions - all sessions 9 am - 1 pm:

10th Annual Midwestern Hospital Medicine Conference

October 2-4, 2014

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

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Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

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