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American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Enters Into Agreement With Clinical Care Options as Its Authorized Online Conference Coverage Provider for the Liver Meeting(R) 2008
Date:10/15/2008

RESTON, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical Care Options (CCO), a leader in the development of innovative online, print, and live medical education for healthcare professionals, announced an agreement with the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), naming CCO as the official provider of its unique Conference Coverage of AASLD's Liver Meeting(R) 2008, which will be held in San Francisco, California, October 31 - November 4, 2008.

"Clinical Care Options has a proven record of creating exceptional educational programs for healthcare providers who treat hepatitis and a wide range of other liver diseases," said Arthur J. McCullough, MD, 58th President of the AASLD. "We are very pleased to partner with them on this program as well as the upcoming 13th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease in March 2009."

CCO's authorized Conference Coverage will include Capsule Summaries of important data presented during the meeting as well as exclusive CME-certified analyses of the new data presented by internationally renowned experts. Downloadable audio and video highlights, as well as CCO's original slidesets, will also be available.

"We are very excited to work with the AASLD to help develop and disseminate important CME-certified activities for persons caring for and managing patients with hepatitis and other liver diseases," said Jeffrey Drezner, MD, PhD, CEO of Clinical Care Options. "These conferences and other activities of the AASLD have a direct impact on patient care, and we are proud to partner with them to further educate our global clinician membership as well as AASLD's."

About AASLD

AASLD is the leading medical organization for advancing the science and practice of hepatology. Founded by physicians in 1950, AASLD's vision is to prevent and cure liver diseases. This year's Liver Meeting(R), held in San Francisco, California, October 31 - November 4, will bring together more than 7,000 researchers from 55 countries. The Liver Meeting(R) is the premier meeting in the science and practice of hepatology, including the latest findings on new drugs, novel treatments, and the results from pilot and multicenter studies. The approximately 1560 abstracts to be presented at the meeting address all of the important issues in liver disease and wellness, including hepatitis, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplantation, and fatty liver disease. For complete information about The Liver Meeting(R) and additional meetings organized by AASLD, visit our Web site at http://www.AASLD.org.

About Clinical Care Options

Clinical Care Options, a leader in the development of innovative interactive CME-certified education programs for healthcare professionals, creates and publishes original continuing medical education (CME) and information resources that translate the latest developments in science and medicine into treatment options. Utilizing specialty-specific advisory boards comprising internationally renowned experts, Clinical Care Options develops exceptional editorial content for its proprietary state-of-the-art technology and distributes it online via its own specialty portals in HIV, hepatitis, and oncology/hematology. In addition to its industry-leading Web-based programs, Clinical Care Options disseminates the latest in medical treatment through live meetings including the national annual Clinical Care Options HIV Symposium and through print materials including books and monographs. For more information about the company and its programs, visit its Web site at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.


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