Series date: 
01/15/2024 - 12:01am CST to 12/30/2024 - 11:59pm CST

Needs Statement

Shortage of both primary care physicians and specialists. “Texas Specialty Ratio”: physicians per 100,000 population compared to the national average, Texas has fewer physicians per capita than the national average for 36 out of 40 major medical special groups. Thereby, there is a shortage in specialty healthcare in underserved and uninsured areas. Primary providers either try to treat their pts with complex diseases or pts are referred to a specialist, then do not comply and are then lost in the system.


At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Identify patients at risk for complex diseases in order to screen and treat appropriately.
  • Distinguish how to assess patients for viral hepatitis.
  • Determine the need for hepatitis therapy based on patient assessment.
  • Review how to initiate hepatitis treatment and options for continued hepatitis treatment.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

Educational Methods

Educational methods will include lectures.

Activity Evaluation

Participants may be asked to complete a session evaluation.

Accreditation/Credit Designation:

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Series location: 
Houston, TX
United States


Session Date
Viral Hepatitis ECHO - January 22, 2024 01/22/2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST
Viral Hepatitis ECHO - February 12, 2024 02/12/2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST
Viral Hepatitis ECHO - February 26, 2024 02/26/2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST
Viral Hepatitis ECHO - March 11, 2024 03/11/2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CDT
Viral Hepatitis ECHO - March 25, 2024 03/25/2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CDT
Viral Hepatitis ECHO -April 8, 2024 04/08/2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CDT