On Tuesday, August 8th, Dr. Kenneth Sherman of the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine presented on: “Treat Now or Wait? Acute HCV Infection”
1. Describe transmission and pathogenesis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) during initial infection
2. Identify the signs and symptoms associated with acute HCV infection
3. Discuss diagnostic algorithms and treatment options
Kenneth E. Sherman received his BS & PhD (Microbiology) from Rutgers University and his MD from George Washington University. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology with a focus in Hepatology. Currently, he holds an endowed chair as the Gould Professor of Medicine, and serves as the Director of the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Sherman’s research interests center around diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis and the pathogenesis, evaluation and treatment of liver disease in those with HIV infection. Dr. Sherman is the author of over 250 articles, abstracts and book chapters on viral hepatitis and other areas of liver disease. He has edited two textbooks, most recently HIV and Liver Disease published in 2012. Dr. Sherman has held numerous leadership positions in the field, and is currently the Vice Chair of the Liver-Biliary Section of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He has served on numerous Editorial Boards, and has chaired NIH Study sections as well as the FDA Antiviral Advisory Committee. Dr. Sherman is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterologic Association, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease.