2019 Annual Update in Medical Hepatology
Join the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases for an educational CME program to learn more about current trends, management techniques, recent innovations, and research to treat a full range of liver conditions. Our experts will present updates on various topics, including the treatment of alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, how frailty can impact liver transplant outcomes, and the living-donor liver transplant experience at UPMC.
About the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases:
The UPMC Center for Liver Diseases is dedicated to offering comprehensive care, early diagnosis, and a variety of treatment options for all types of liver disease.
Our experts include world renowned clinical hepatologists specializing in a variety of liver diseases and experienced leaders of liver research. The UPMC Center for Liver Diseases is at the forefront of care, offering our patients access to both the most reliable current treatments for disorders and to clinical trials testing the next generation of care.
This course is designed for experts in hepatology, gastroenterology, and abdominal and general surgery, referring primary care physicians, and other health care professionals with an interest in the treatment and latest research for liver disease.
- Partner with other regional academic liver programs and regional nonprofit collaborators to educate the regional medical community about liver disease advancements.
- Identify advancements in non-alcoholic and alcoholic liver disease treatments, with attention to liver diseases such as NAFLD, cholestatic diseases, hepatocellular carcinoma, and viral hepatitis.
- Examine novel management strategies for portal hypertension.
- Address barriers to liver transplantation and living donor liver transplantation, leading to enhanced patient care.
- Foster the development of multidisciplinary, fluid and interactive models to treat liver diseases.
Saturday, Dec. 7 at the University Club
7:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits
8 a.m. Welcome Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD, Course Director Suzanna Masartis, Executive Director, Community Liver Alliance
8:10 a.m. Session I: Moderator: Kapil Chopra, MD, DM, Medical Director, Comprehensive Liver Program, UPMC Liver Pancreas Institute
8:10 a.m. Recent Advances in the Management of NAFLD Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD, Director, UPMC FLOW (Fatty Liver, Obesity, and Weight Loss) Clinic
8:30 a.m. An Integral Approach to Treat Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD, Chief of Hepatology, UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
8:50 a.m. Latest Advances in Cholestatic Diseases Shahid Malik, MD, Associate Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, UPMC
9:10 a.m. What is New in the Management of Portal Hypertension? Vikrant Rachakonda, MD, Transplant Hepatology, UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
9:30 a.m. 2019 Update in Autoimmune Hepatitis Michael Babich, MD, Hepatologist, Allegheny Health Network
9:50 a.m. Q&A Panel
10:10 a.m. Break & Exhibits
10:25 a.m. Session II: Moderator: Michael Dunn, MD, Transplant Hepatology, UPMC Center for Liver Disease
10:25 a.m. Improving Frailty in Patients Listed for Liver Transplantation Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, MS, DSc, Transplant Hepatology, UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
10:45 a.m. New Options to Treat Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Obaid Shaikh, MD, Transplant Hepatology, UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
11:05 a.m. Living Donor Liver Transplantation: the UPMC Experience Swaytha Ganesh, MD, Medical Director, Living Donor Program, UPMC
11:25 a.m. Update in Pediatric Hepatology Patrick McKiernan, MD, Director, Pediatric Hepatology Program, UPMC
11:45 a.m. Current Trends in Liver Transplantation Amit Tevar, MD, FACS, Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, UPMC
12:05 p.m. Q&A Panel
12:45 p.m. Keynote Lecture Directing Acting Antivirals (DDA) in Hepatitis C: Indications and Challenges. Jordan Feld, MD, MPH, Director of Research, Toronto Center for Liver Disease
1:30 p.m. Lunch and Clinical Cases Moderator: Naudia Jonassaint, MD, Medical Director of Clinical Hepatology, UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
1:30 p.m. #1: Hui-Wei "Doris" Chen, MD, Gastroenterology Fellow
1:45 p.m. #2: R. Warren Sands, MD, PhD, Research Pathway Fellow, Year III
2:15 p.m. #3: Akshata Moghe, MD, PhD, Chief Gastroenterology Fellow, Year III 2:15 p.m. Discussion
2:30 p.m. Adjourn
The 2019 Annual Update in Medical Hepatology conference will be held at The University Club in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Conference parking is not provided. Suggested parking is available at the Soldiers & Sailors Parking Garage (4390 Bigelow Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15213) at a $5.00 Saturday daytime rate. This parking lot will open early on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 a.m. Additional parking options may be found in many other nearby parking garages or via street parking.
The conference host hotel will be The Oaklander (5130 Bigelow Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 – www.theoaklanderhotel.com), offering a $209/night room rate. Guests may register online at the conference webpage by visiting the "Events" page at UPMCPhysicianResources.com. Guests may also call the hotel directly at 412-578-8500 and request accommodations at the "University of Pittsburgh room rate."
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.25 Attendance
Visit our online registration site at https://ccehs.upmc.com.
Click the link for Upcoming Events and scroll down to the “December 7, 2019 – 2019 Annual Update in Medical Hepatology” section on the web page. Click the registration button and enter all the requested information. After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to you. Online registration is complete upon receipt of a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email within 5–7 days of registration, please contact Joy Jenko Merusi at firstname.lastname@example.org. To assure participation, registration and payment are expected by December 1, 2019.
Early registrations are due by Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. After Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, registrations will be accepted at an additional fee.
Due: Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
- $40 Physicians (attendings/faculty) and in]dustry representatives
- Registration for trainees and all other medical professionals interested in liver disease medicine is free of charge
After: Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 and on site:
- $65 Physicians (attendings/faculty) and industry representatives
- $25 Trainees and all other medical professionals interested in liver disease medicine
If you are unable to register online, contact Joy Jenko Merusi at email@example.com for a hardcopy registration form. Please note that all registration deadlines will apply.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing and will be accepted only through U.S. mail or email. Payments postmarked or date stamped before Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 will be refunded completely. After Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed. No refunds will be made after Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Cancellation requests may be made to Joy Jenko Merusi at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the mailing address listed below.
The 2019 Annual Update in Medical Hepatology registration fees provide continuing education credit, registration processing, course materials, and conference meals.