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Mario Rizzetto, MD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report. Dr. Rizzetto has disclosed in previous editions that he had received consulting fees from Janssen and Merck and had served on advisory boards for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, and Roche.
Stefan Zeuzem, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees and fees for non-CME/CE services from AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, and Merck. Dr. Zeuzem has disclosed in previous editions that he had served as a consultant or on advisory boards for Abbott, Achillion, Anadys, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Idenix, iTherX, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmasset, Presidio, Roche, Santaris, Tibotec/Janssen, and Vertex and had served on speaker bureaus for Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck, and Roche.
Edward King, MA, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Jennifer M. Blanchette, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Megan K. Murphy, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
USF Health OCPD staff members and the peer/content reviewers for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Disclosures are on file at the USF Health Office of Continuing Professional Development.
The following faculty and staff have previously contributed to the content of this module and disclosed the following potential conflicts of interest:
Nezam H. Afdhal, MD, FRCPI, disclosed that he had served as a consultant or on advisory boards for AbbVie, Achillion, Boehringer Ingelheim, Biogen, Biolex, Echosens, FibroGen, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Idera, Janssen, Kadmon, Ligand, Medgenics, Merck, Novartis, Spring Bank, and Vertex; had received funds for research support from Abbott, AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Echosens, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis, Quest, and Vertex; and had held stock options for Medgenics and Spring Bank at the time he contributed to this module.
Taryn O’Loughlin Gross, PhD; Michael Westhafer, MD; Kristen Rosenthal, PhD; Lindsay J. Edwards, PhD; Heather Stieglitz, PhD; and Jenny Schulz, PhD, had no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report at the time they contributed to this module.
Anna Poppa, PhD, had disclosed that she received consulting fees from ViiV at the time she contributed to this module.
Norah Terrault, MD, MPH, had disclosed that she served as a consultant for Biotest, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck, Pfizer, Roche/Genentech, and Siemens and received grant/research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, Gilead Sciences, Merck, Novartis, and Roche/Genentech at the time she contributed to this module.
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