Liver Disease Treatment and Transplant Update

Pittsburgh, PA US
March 6, 2024

The CME program will provide updates on current protocols, introduce new and exciting topics, recent innovations, and research on patient management of a range of liver conditions and liver transplant, and discuss specialized surgical transplant interventions for patients with cholangiocarcinoma, HCC, and colorectal liver metastasis. The objectives of this program are to promote education on medical and surgical topics in abdominal transplantation; and review ongoing quality improvement and research projects related to transplantation.

Target Audience

This course is designed for providers 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 

Learning Objectives

At course completion, attendees should be able to:
• Understand living liver transplantation protocols.
• Discuss medical topics as they relate to transplant patients.
• Discuss specialized surgical transplant interventions for patients with cholangiocarcinoma, HCC, and colorectal liver metastasis.
• Address barriers to liver transplantation and living-donor liver transplant, leading to enhanced patient care.
• Identify advancements in non-alcoholic and alcoholic liver disease screening, interventions, and treatments, with attention to liver diseases such as MASLD/MASH, cholestatic diseases.
• Foster the development of multidisciplinary and interactive models to treat liver diseases.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 2.25 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.
  • 2.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/05/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
03/06/2024 - 5:30pm EST
Event ends: 
03/06/2024 - 8:30pm EST

Agenda
5:30 p.m. Registration and Refreshments

5:50 p.m. Welcome

6:00 pm Alcoholic Liver Disease
Shahid Malik, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Co-Director, Liver Outreach Program
Pittsburgh, PA
Moderator: Margaret Andrzejewski, MPAS, PA-C

6:30 pm MASLD/MASH Update
Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director FLOW Clinic (Fatty Liver, Obesity, and Wellness Clinic)
Associate Director, Pittsburgh Liver Research Center (PLRC)
UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
Pittsburgh, PA
Moderator: Sarah J Davic, MPAS, PA-C

7:00 p.m. Break/Refreshments

7:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1
Transplantation (Living Donor, Organ Allocation, Waitlist)
Christopher Hughes, MD, FACS
Surgical Director
Starzl Transplantation Institute - UPMC Transplant Services
Pittsburgh, PA
Moderator: Sarah J Davic, MPAS, PA-C

Breakout Session 2
Fulminant Hepatic Liver Failure
Naudia Jonassaint, MD, MHS, MBA
Interim Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine
Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
Pittsburgh, PA
Moderator: Margaret Andrzejewski, MPAS, PA-C

Breakout Session 3
Liver Transplant Risk Score
Michele Molinari, MD, MPH
Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery
Starzl Transplantation Institute - UPMC Transplant Services
Pittsburgh, PA
Moderator: Suzanna Masartis, Community Liver Alliance

8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion - All Speakers
Moderators: Margaret Andrzejewski, MPAS, PA-C
 Sarah J Davic, MPAS, PA-C

8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks/ Adjournment
 

UPMC Montefiore | LHAS Auditorium, Seventh Floor
3459 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Faculty
Margaret Andrzejewski, MPAS, PA-C
Supervisor APP
Inpatient Hepatology Physician Assistant
UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
Pittsburgh, PA

Sarah J Davic, MPAS, PA-C
Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Starzl Transplantation Institute - UPMC Transplant Services
Pittsburgh, PA

Shahid Malik, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Co-Director, Liver Outreach Program
Pittsburgh, PA

Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director FLOW Clinic (Fatty Liver, Obesity, and Wellness Clinic)
Associate Director, Pittsburgh Liver Research Center (PLRC)
UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
Pittsburgh, PA

Christopher Hughes, MD, FACS
Surgical Director
Starzl Transplantation Institute - UPMC Transplant Services
Pittsburgh, PA

Naudia Jonassaint, MD, MHS, MBA
Interim Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine
Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
UPMC Center for Liver Diseases
Pittsburgh, PA

Michele Molinari, MD, MPH
Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery
Starzl Transplantation Institute - UPMC Transplant Services
Pittsburgh, PA

Suzanna Masartis, CEO
Community Liver Alliance
Pittsburgh, PA

Susan Piccirilli, MBA
Manager, Transplant Program Development
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
UPMC Montefiore
Pittsburgh, PA

Deborah Maurer, RN, MBA
UPMC
Program Administrator, Transplant Services
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and Community Liver Alliance. 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 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.25 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

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

  • 2.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 2.25 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.
  • 2.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.25 Attendance
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For more information, please contact Suzanna Masartis at suzanna@communityliveralliance.org