2019 Annual Update in Medical Hepatology

Pittsburgh, PA US
December 7, 2019

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.

Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Partner with other regional academic liver programs and regional nonprofit collaborators to educate the regional medical community about liver disease advancements.
  2. 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.
  3. Examine novel management strategies for portal hypertension.
  4. Address barriers to liver transplantation and living donor liver transplantation, leading to enhanced patient care.
  5. Foster the development of multidisciplinary, fluid and interactive models to treat liver diseases.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 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.
  • 5.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/07/2019
Course expires: 
01/30/2020
Event starts: 
12/07/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/07/2019 - 3:00pm
Rating: 
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Session 1 - 1 - NAFLD - Behari.pdf

Session 1 - 2 - Alcoh - Bataller.pdf

Session 1 - 3 - Cholestatic - Malik.pdf

Session 1 - 4 - Portal Hypert - Rachakonda.pdf

Session 1 - 5 - AIH - Babich.pdf

Session 2 - 1 - Frailty - Duarte-Rojo.pdf

Session 2 - 2 - HCC - Shaikh.pdf

Session 2 - 3 - LDLT - Ganesh.pdf

Session 2- 4 - Ped Hep - McKiernan.pdf

Session 2 - 5 - Transpl - Molinari.pdf

Session 3 - Keynote Hep C - Feld.pdf

Session 4 - Case 1 - Chen.pdf

Session 4 - Case 2 - Sands.pdf

Session 4 - Case 3 - Moghe.pdf

SATURDAY – December 7, 2019

7:30 am                Registration, Breakfast Buffet, and Exhibits

8:00 am                Welcome

                               Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD, Course Director

                               Suzanna Masartis, Community Liver Alliance

8:10 am                Session I - Moderator:  Kapil Chopra, MD

8:10 am                Recent Advances in the Management of NAFLD - Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD

8:30 am                An Integral Approach to Treat Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease - Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD

8:50 am                Latest Advances in Cholestatic Diseases - Shahid Malik, MD

9:10 am                What is New in the Management of Portal Hypertension? - Vikrant Rachakonda, MD

 9:30 am                2019 Update in Autoimmune Hepatitis - Michael Babich, MD

9:50 am                Q&A Panel

10:10 am             Break and Exhibit

10:25 am             Session II Moderator:  Michael Dunn, MD

10:25 am             Improving Frailty in Patients Listed for Liver Transplantation - Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, PhD

10:45 am             New Options to Treat Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma - Obaid S. Shaikh, MD

11:05 am             Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT):  The UPMC Experience - Swaytha Ganesh, MD

11:25 am             Update in Pediatric Hepatology - Patrick McKiernan, MD

 11:45 am             Current Trends in Liver Transplantation - Michele Molinari, MD

12:05 pm             Q&A Panel

12:25 pm             Break, Lunch Buffet, and Exhibits

12:45 pm             Keynote Lecture:  Hepatitis C:  The Easy and the Not so Easy - Jordan Feld, MD, MPH

1:30 pm               Session III:  Clinical Cases in Hepatology

                                Moderator:  Shahid Malik, MD

1:30 pm               Just Another LFT Abnormality Referral - Hui-Wei (Doris) Chen, MD

1:45 pm               Anemia & Bleeding? - R. Warren Sands, MD, PhD

2:00 pm               Seize this Pain - Akshata Moghe, MD, PhD

2:15 pm               Discussion

2:30 pm               Adjourn

University Club
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

Meeting Location

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.

Parking

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.

Travel

Host Hotel

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."

COURSE FACULTY

With the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh / UPMC, unless noted otherwise.

 

Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD

Course Director, 2019 Annual Update in Medical Hepatology

Professor of Medicine

Director of Hepatology

UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

 

Michael Babich, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, GI Fellowship Training Program

Temple University School of Medicine

Allegheny Health Network

 

Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director. FLOW Center (Fatty Liver, Obesity, & Wellness Center)

UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

 

Hui-Wei (Doris) Chen, MD

Hepatology Fellow, Year III

 

Kapil Chopra, MD, FACP, AGAF, FAASLD

Professor of Medicine

Vice Chair of Medicine, UPMC Mercy

Medical Director, Comprehensive Liver Program, UPMC Liver Pancreas Institute

UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

 

Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, PhD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

 

Michael Dunn, MD, FACP, FAASLD

Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics

Associate Chief for Translational Research

UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

 

Jordan Feld, MD, MPH

R. Phelan Chair in Translational Liver Research

Toronto Centre for Liver Disease

Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Swaytha Ganesh, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director, Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) Program

 

Shahid Malik, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Program Dir., Advanced Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology

UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

 

Akshata Moghe, MD, PhD

Chief Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellow, Year III

 

Michele Molinari, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute

Department of Surgery

 

Patrick McKiernan, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Director of Hepatology

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

Vikrant Rachakonda, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

 

R. Warren Sands, MD, PhD

Advanced Research Pathway Fellow, Year IV

 

Obaid S. Shaikh, MD, FRCP

Professor of Medicine

UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

Director, Transplantation Medicine

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

 

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. 

 

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

  • Michael Babich, MD is on the CE Speakers’ Bureaus for Gilead, Abbvie, Salix, and Intercept.  He is also a stockholder in the North Shore Endoscopy Center, LLC.
  • Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD presented at a paid speaking engagement in June 2019 with Echosens.
  • Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD received grant/research support from the General Electric Company and has institutional research contracts with Intercept, Gilead, Enanta, Celgene, and Shire.
  • Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, PhD receives grant/research support from Echosens and is a consultant with Axcella Health, Inc. and Mallinckrodt. 
  • Michael Dunn, MD is a consultant with Axcella Health, Inc.
  • Jordan Feld, MD, MPH receives grant/research support from Abbvie, Gilead, Janssen, and Wako/Fujifilm.  He is also a consultant with Abbott, Abbvie, Gilead, Enanta, and Roche.
  • Patrick McKiernan, MD is a consultant with Albireo.

 

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Accreditation and Designation Statement

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.

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 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.

Available Credit

  • 5.75 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.
  • 5.75 Attendance
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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 joj2@pitt.edu. 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.

Registration Fees

Due: Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

  1. $40 Physicians (attendings/faculty) and in]dustry representatives
  2. 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:

  1. $65 Physicians (attendings/faculty) and industry representatives
  2. $25 Trainees and all other medical professionals interested in liver disease medicine

If you are unable to register online, contact Joy Jenko Merusi at joj2@pitt.edu 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 joj2@pitt.edu 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.