Hepatitis A

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The objective of this course is to guide health professionals in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A infection. It will review the epidemiology and transmission of hepatitis A infection, the diagnosis and management of hepatitis A infection, followed by a section on prevention of hepatitis A infection, including prevention considerations for the healthcare setting.

Course Objectives

• Understand the epidemiology of hepatitis A infections
• Understand the modes of transmission of hepatitis A infections
• Be familiar with the clinical features of hepatitis A infections
• Understand the laboratory testing for hepatitis A infections
• Understand the principles of management of patients with hepatitis A
• Be familiar with guidelines for vaccination and post-exposure prophylaxis
• Be familiar with hospital infection control strategies for patients with hepatitis A

About the Instructor

Ashley Lipps (Buffomante), M.D

Ashley Lipps is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. She received her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree in biology from the State University of New York at Geneseo in Geneseo, NY. She received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship there as well. Before starting her Infectious Diseases Fellowship, she completed a 1 year position as one of the Internal Medicine Chief Residents in the Department of Internal Medicine. Her current academic interests include HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and viral hepatitis.