19th Annual Liver Disease Update 2018

Brookfield, WI US
April 27, 2018

The field of Hepatology is rapidly evolving. New data is becoming available at unprecedented rates. This results in physicians having to determine which data is most beneficial as they provide care to their patients. Staying up to date with new diagnostics and therapeutics is essential for health care providers that are evaluating and managing patients with liver disease. Our internal data including referral patterns, discussions with referring providers whether at other divisional CME events or individual discussions, and review of external provider evaluations demonstrates that there are significant gaps. These deficiencies provide an excellent opportunity to share new developments with those referring as well as caring for patients with liver disease.

In addition, as is our custom in previous years of this conference, all attendees are asked for input regarding topics that they identify as deficient in terms of knowledge. These topics also help to form the basis for future conference topics.

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Primary Care Physicians, Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, Fellows and Residents.

Learning Objectives

  1. Determine which tests are optimal for the diagnosis of cirrhosis.
  2. Recognize available therapies for the management of ascites.
  3. Define lung disorders associated with cirrhosis and how they impact morbidity and mortality.
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Kari Warren
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-6850
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
03/06/2018
Course expires: 
06/15/2018
Event starts: 
04/27/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
04/27/2018 - 4:15pm
Cost:
$2.50

7:00-8:00am        Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:10am        Welcome & Introduction (José Franco, MD)

8:10-8:30am        Testing your Hepatology Knowledge (José Franco, MD)

8:30-9:00am        Cirrhosis, What Is It and How Can I Diagnose It? (James Esteban, MD)

9:00 -9:30am       Portal Hypertension (Kia Saeian, MD)

9:30-9:50am        BREAK

9:50-10:20am      Varices (Aiman Ghufran, MD)

10:20-10:50am   Ascites (Achuthan Souria, MD)

10:50-11:20am   Encephalopathy (Syed Rizvi, MD)

11:20-12:00pm   Panel discussion

12:00-1:00pm      LUNCH: Meet the Professor luncheon; small group discussions

1:00-1:25pm        Renal Complications (Kia Saeian, MD)

1:25-1:50pm        Lung Disease (Achuthan Souria, MD)

1:50-2:25pm        Malignancy (Syed Rizvi, MD)

 2:25-2:40pm        BREAK         

2:40-3:05pm        Transplant and Non-Transplant Surgery (Aiman Ghufran, MD)

3:05-4:00pm        Cases

4:00-4:15 pm       Summary/Wrap-up (José Franco, MD)

Sheraton Brookfield Hotel
375 South Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
United States

Activity Director:
Jose Franco, MD; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Planning Committee:
Ken Christensen, PA-C; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Jose Franco, MD; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Andrea Fetherston, NP; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Leanne Graf, PA-C; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Kristin Granlund, PA-C; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Syed Rizvi, MD; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Kia Saeian, MD; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Achuthan Sourianarayanane, MD; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Kari Warrren, Administrative Assistant; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Speakers:

James Esteban, MD; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Jose Franco, MD; Gastroenteorlogy & Hepatology

Aiman Ghufran, MD; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Kia Saeian, MD; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Achuthan Sourianarayanane, MD; Gastroenterology & Hepatology

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s)

Syed Rizvi, MD; Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Conference Planner & Speaker)

NameCompanyRole
Syed Rizvi, MDAbbvieSpeaker


 


 

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
 

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/06/2018
Course expires: 
06/15/2018

Price

Cost:
$2.50
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