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19th Annual Hot Topics in Liver Disease

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 2:00 PM


Join us for the 19th Annual Hot Topics in Liver Disease Conference. Learn about the latest information in cirrhosis and its clinical complications, non-alcoholic and alcoholic liver diseases, drug-induced liver injury (DILI), viral hepatitis, hepatobiliary malignancy and liver transplantation. CNE and CME contact hours will be provided.       AGENDA: Saturday July 28, 2018 7:00 – 7:55 AM Registration and Buffet Breakfast 7:55 – 8:00 AM Welcoming Remarks and Appreciations John M. Vierling, MD, FACP, FAASLD, AGAF Plenary Session I: Cirrhosis and Its Clinical Complications Moderator: Norman Sussman, MD, FAASLD 8:00 – 8:25 AM Acute on Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF): Clinical Recognition, Prognosis and Therapy Prasun Jalal, MD, MRCP (UK) 8:25 – 8:50 AM Optimal Management of Malnourished and Deconditioned Patients with Cirrhosis Gagan Sood, MD 8:50 – 9:15 AM Role of Albumin and Early CRRT in Cirrhotic Patients with Acute Kidney Injury Ayse L. Mindikoglu, MD, MPH 9:15 – 9:40 AM Clinical Utility of Practice Guidelines in the Routine Management of Patients with Cirrhosis Fasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS 9:40- 10:05 AM Detection of Hepatic Functional Reserve and Clinically Significant Portal Hypertension John C. Hoefs, MD 10:05-10:30 AM Women with Cirrhosis: Birth Control and Pregnancy Risë Stribling, MD 10:30-10:45 Questions and Panel Discussion Moderator: Khozema Hussain, MD 10:45 – 11:05 AM Break and View Exhibits Plenary Session II: Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Liver Diseases and Drug-Induced Liver Injury (DILI) Moderator: John M. Vierling, MD, FACP, FAASLD, AGAF 11:05 – 11:30 AM Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH): Role of Non-Invasive Testing to Make the Diagnosis in Clinical Practice Norman Sussman, MD, FAASLD 11:30 – 11:55 AM Role of Bariatric Surgery in the Management of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH): Patient Selection and Outcomes Saira Khaderi, MD, MPH 11:55 – 12:20 PM Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis: Update on Diagnosis and Management Timothy R. Morgan, MD 12:20 – 12:45 PM Mislabeled Herbal Medications and Drug-Induced Liver Injury: What Clinicians Need to Tell Patients Willis Maddrey, MD 12:45 – 1:00 PM Questions and Panel Discussion Moderator: Ayse L. Mindikoglu, MD, MPH 1:00– 1:45 PM Lunch and View Exhibits Plenary Session III: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatobiliary Malignancy and Liver Transplantation Moderator: Prasun Jalal, MD, MRCP (UK) 1:45 – 2:10 PM Elimination of Hepatitis C in America: The Role of the Practitioner Norah Terrault, MD, MPH 2:10 – 2:35 PM HBV Nucleos(t)ide Analogue Therapy: Can You Discontinue It? F. Blaine Hollinger, MD 2:35 – 3:00 PM Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with NASH Hashem El-Serag, MD 3:00 – 3:25 PM Cholangiocarcinoma: Update on Diagnosis and Surgical Management Julie K. Heimbach, MD 3:25 – 3:40 PM Break and View Exhibits 3:40 – 4:05 PM Changes in Organ Allocation and UNOS MELD Exception Point Policies: What the Clinician Needs to Know N. Thao Galvan, MD, MPH 4:05 – 4:30 PM Liver Transplantation Today: Changes in Donors and in Indications John M. Vierling, MD, FACP, FAASLD, AGAF 4:30 – 4:50 PM Questions and Panel Discussion Moderator: Gagan Sood, MD 4:50 – 5:00 PM Wrap Up, Appreciations, Grand Prize Drawing and Adjourn Prasun Jalal, MD, MRCP (UK) Norman Sussman, MD, FAASLD John M. Vierling, MD, FACP, FAASLD, AGAF CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Texas Heart Institute and the St. Luke’s Center for Liver Disease.  Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate MOC:  Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn

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