UAB MedCast

There is Now a Cure for Hepatitis C

Michael Saag, MD | Brendan McGuire, MD - Speaker Bio
Michael Saag, MD received a B.S. in chemistry with honors from Tulane University, earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Louisville, and completed his residency and infectious disease and molecular virology fellowship training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Brendan McGuire, MD is a hepatology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in hepatology.

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Release Date: September 18, 2018
Reissue Date: November 4, 2021
Expiration Date: November 3, 2024

Disclosure Information:

Planners:
Ronan O’Beirne, EdD, MBA
Director, UAB Continuing Medical Education

Katelyn Hiden
Physician Marketing Manager, UAB Health System

The planners have no commercial affiliations to disclose.

Presenter:
Michael Saag, MD
Professor in Infectious Diseases

Brendan M. McGuire, MD
Associate Professor in Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Dr. Saag has the following financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Grants/Research Support/Grants Pending - Gilead Sciences; ViiV Healthcare

Dr. McGuire has the following financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Grants/Research Support/Grants Pending - Gilead Sciences; Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

Drs. Saag and McGuire does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product. All of the relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. No other speakers, planners or content reviewers (Ronan O'Beirne, EdD, and Katelyn Hiden) have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

There is no commercial support for this activity.
  • Topic Info:There are about 50,000 people living with Hep C in the state of Alabama currently.

    The hepatitis C virus is carried in the blood and often is transmitted by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. For some people, hepatitis C is a short-term illness, but for many it becomes a long-term, chronic infection that can result in serious health problems, even death, if left untreated.

    Brendan McGuire,MD, and Michael Saag,MD, discuss the cure for Hepatitis C. They discuss when a physician should refer a patient and to be more aware of this cure so that they can get their patients tested.