2021 Annual Update in Medical Hepatology

December 4, 2021

Join the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases for an online, accredited educational program to learn more about current trends, management techniques, recent innovations, and research to treat a full range of liver diseases. Our experts will present updates on various topics, including the treatment of alcoholic liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, liver cancer, liver transplantation, autoimmune treatment advancements, and ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic on liver treatment modalities.

Target Audience

This course is designed for hepatologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, basic and clinical researchers, and general physicians.  Physicians and scientists interested in hepatology clinical service, clinical research, and career development are encouraged to attend.  Advanced practice providers, clinical and research nurses, and related health care professionals interested in hepatology medicine are also invited to attend.

Learning Objectives

• 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, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
• Examine current efforts toward hepatitis C elimination.
• Address barriers to liver transplantation and living-donor liver transplant, leading to enhanced patient care.
• Foster the development of multidisciplinary, fluid, and interactive models to treat liver diseases.
 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 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.
  • 3.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/23/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
12/04/2021 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
12/04/2021 - 1:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

Schedule: Saturday, Dec. 4

8:30 a.m. Registration and virtual exhibits

9 a.m. Welcome
Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD
Session I: Hot Topics in Hepatology
Moderator: Shari Rogal, MD, MPH

9:05 a.m. Is it Possible to Eliminate Hepatitis C?
Naudia Jonassaint, MD, MHS

9:20 a.m. What is New in Autoimmune Diseases?
Shahid Malik, MD

9:35 a.m. Discussion and Q&A
Session II: Liver Cancer and Transplantation
Moderator: Kapil Chopra, MD

9:45 a.m. New Perspectives in Liver Cancer
David Geller, MD

10 a.m. The UPMC Living Donor Champion Program
Swaytha Ganesh, MD, and UPMC team

10:15 a.m. Discussion and Q&A

10:25 a.m BREAK and VIRTUAL EXHIBITS
Session 3: Debate in Liver Disease
Moderator: Obaid S. Shaikh, MD

10:35 a.m. Can Patients with NAFLD Drink Alcohol Safely?
Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD, and Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD

10:55 Discussion and Q&A
Session 4: Multidisciplinary Management of Patients with
Decompensated Cirrhosis
Moderator: Alex Myint, MD

11:05 a.m. The Role of the Hepatologist
Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, PhD

11:20 a.m. The Role of the APP
Margaret Andrzejewski, PA-C

11:30 a.m. The Role of the Physical Therapist
Pamela Bloomer, LPT

11:40 a.m. Discussion and Q&A

11:50 a.m. BREAK and VIRTUAL EXHIBITS
Session 5: Keynote Lecture
Moderator: Shahid Malik, MD

12 p.m. Drug-induced Liver Injury
Jawad Ahmad, MD

12:25 p.m. Discussion
Jawad Ahmad, MD

12:35 p.m. Session 6: Clinical Cases
Moderators: Dempsey Hughes, MD, and Shahid Malik, MD

Case 1
Ricardo Cabello, MD

Case 2
Amir Gougol, MD

Case 3
Nathalie Pena Polanco, MD

1 p.m. Adjourn
Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD

Live Virtual Conference

An online CME conference presented by the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

COURSE FACULTY

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

Course Director:               
Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Chief of Hepatology and Director, Center for Liver Diseases (CLD)

Guest Course Faculty:     
Jawad Ahmad, MD
Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  |  New York, NY

 

Internal Course Faculty:
All internal course faculty serve with the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases (CLD)
and the University of Pittsburgh Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, unless noted otherwise.

 

Margaret Andrzejewski, PA-C
CLD Multidisciplinary Team

Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Fatty Liver, Obesity, & Wellness
(FLOW) Clinic

Pamela Bloomer, LPT
CLD Multidisciplinary Team

Ricardo Cabello, MD
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellow,
Year II

Kapil B. Chopra, MD
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair of Medicine, UPMC Mercy
Medical Director, Comprehensive Liver
Program, UPMC Liver Pancreas Institute

Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Hepatology

Amy Dwyer, MSN, RN
LDLT Champion Ambassador
UPMC Living Donor Liver Transplant Program

Swaytha Ganesh, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Living Donor Liver
Transplant (LDLT) Program

David Geller, MD
Richard L. Simmons Professor of Surgery
Co-director, UPMC Liver Cancer Center
Biospecimen Repository & Processing
Core Co-director, Pittsburgh Liver
Research Center
Department of Surgery

Amir Gougol, MD
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellow,
Year III

Dempsey Hughes, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Naudia L. Jonassaint, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion,
Department of Medicine

Shahid Malik, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Transplant Hepatology
Fellowship
Co-director, Liver Outreach Program

Nathalie Pena Polanco, MD
Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellow

Shari S. Rogal, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Co-director, CTSI IMPACT and Implementation Lab Cores 
Core Investigator, Center for Health Equity
Research & Promotion, VA Pittsburgh
Healthcare System

Obaid S. Shaikh, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Transplantation Medicine, VA
Pittsburgh Healthcare System


FACULTY DISCLOSURE

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:
▪    Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD receives grant/research support from Gilead, Endra Life Sciences, and Pfizer Inc.  He also receives other institutional research contracts from Intercept, Genetech, Galectin, Celgene, and Pfizer Inc.
▪    Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, PhD receives grant/research support from Axcella Health, Inc. He is also a consultant with Axcella Health, Inc.
▪    Shari Rogal, MD, MPH receives grant/research support from the NIH and VA.

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. 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

  • 3.25 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.
  • 3.25 Attendance

We gratefully acknowledge support

from the following to support this activity:

EDUCATIONAL GRANT
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

EXHIBIT SPONSORSHIPS
AbbVie

Eisai

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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