Arsalan "RC" Shah, PharmD, MBA
Senior Director of Pharmacy
Central City Concern
Portland, Oregon
Stacey B. Trooskin, MD, PhD, MPH
Executive Medical Officer
Medical and Behavioral Health Programs
Mazzoni Center
Philadelphia, PA
Sarah E. Rowan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Mentored Scholarly Activity
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Associate Director of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Prevention
Denver Health
Denver, Colorado
Juliana Wallace, LCSW, CADC-III
Senior Director, Mental Health and Culturally Specific Services
Central City Concern
Portland, Oregon

Target Audience 

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of primary care, infectious disease, public health, and preventive medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, and social workers involved in the treatment of patients with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV), specifically those experiencing homelessness. 

Program Overview 

It is well recognized that HIV, HCV, and opioid use disorder are intertwined epidemics that result in increased morbidity and mortality across affected populations. However, people experiencing homelessness (PEH) are disproportionately impacted by this “syndemic,” and clinicians serving this population are challenged to provide effective treatment and prevention services for often hard-to-reach patient subpopulations. This enduring webinar with Drs Arsalan Shah, Sarah Rowan, Stacey Trooskin, and Juliana Wallace will provide critical updates on specific strategies to improve testing and linkage to care, retention in care, and an overview of guidelines for treatment of HIV and HCV. The webinar will also address system-level barriers and present real-world models with proven success. 

Educational Objectives  

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 

  • Describe the principles of trauma-informed care and harm reduction 
  • Evaluate the adaptability of simplified HIV and HCV treatment and prevention protocols to the care to PEH 
  • Identify opportunities for colocation of HIV, HCV, SUD, and housing services to optimize retention of PEH in comprehensive care 

Physician Accreditation Statement 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Physician Credit Designation 

Global designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nursing Continuing Education 

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Global is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation. 


Credit Designation 

Global designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-9999-22-104-H02-P) 

This is a knowledge- based activity. 

Global Contact Information 

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com. 

Instructions to Receive Credit 

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must score at least 75% on the posttest and complete the program evaluation. 

Fee Information& Refund/Cancellation Policy 

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships 

Global adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.  

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.  

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies: 

Arsalan "RC" Shah, PharmD, MBA
Nothing to disclose 

Stacey B. Trooskin, MD, PhD, MPH
Consulting Fees: Theratechnologies Inc.; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc. 

Sarah E. Rowan, MD
Nothing to disclose 

Juliana Wallace, LCSW, CADS-III
Nothing to disclose 

The planners and managers at Global Education Group and Integritas Communications have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

We would like to thank HealthHIV and HealthHCV for their contributions and support.

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