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9th Annual
Advanced Liver Disease & Liver Transplantation Update 2014


Friday, May 16, 2014

7:30 am - 3:15 pm

Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
21111 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48375
P (248) 349-4000
F (248) 349-4066

Target Audience
This course is directed to gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, surgeons and other health care providers including nurse practitioners, social workers, physician assistants and nurses involved in the management of patients with cirrhosis and advanced liver disease.

Registration Fees
Registration fees include refreshments and educational materials. You are urged to register as soon as you are certain of attending as we cannot guarantee educational materials for participants who are not preregistered by May 2, 2014. Checks (in US currency) must be payable to the University of Michigan. American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover are also accepted. Payment is due at time of registration.

General Rate
U-M Faculty & Staff Rate
Full Course
Please call (734) 936-7093 to register.

Registration Options

Online register here
Mail brochure
University of Michigan Transplant Center
300 North Ingalls Street, Room 5D17
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5415
Phone (734) 936-7093
Fax (734) 647-3417

Cancellation Policy
The registration fee is non-refundable.

Course Objectives
The goal of this course is for the following objectives to be understood and utilized within your practice:

Accreditations & Credit Designation
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. An application has been submitted to the American Osteopathic Association for credits. Other credits by specialty may apply. Nurses: The Michigan State Board of Nursing recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as an approved provider of continuing medical education for nurses. CME credits awarded at this program may be applied to the 25 hour relicensing requirements, per Rule 2.a., Michigan State Board of Nursing. Social Work: An application has been submitted for CEs and an approval is pending with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Transplant Certification: Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs) have been applied for through the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC).


7:30 am
8:00 Introduction and Welcome
Robert J. Fontana, MD
8:10 Screening Baby Boomers for HCV
Hari Conjeevaram, MD
8:40 New Oral Antiviral Agents for HCV: What You Need to Know
Robert J. Fontana, MD
9:10 Substance Abuse and Sobriety: A Practical Approach
Kirk Brower, MD
9:40 Questions & Answers
10:00 Break
10:15 Indications and Outcomes with Liver Transplantation for HCC
Neehar Parikh, MD
10:45 General Surgery in Patients with Cirrhosis
Christopher J. Sonnenday, MD
11:15 Questions & Answers
11:30 Care Presentations
Case #1 – Antivirals in HCV
Case #2 – Cirrhotic Needing Cholecystectomy
Moderator: Robert J. Fontana, MD
Panel Discussion: Drs. Conjeevaram, Parikh and Sonnenday
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 Magnetic Resonance and Transient Elastography in the Management of Liver Disease
Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc
1:45 50 Years of Solid Organ Transplantation at University of Michigan
Robert M. Merion, MD
2:15 Accountable Care Organizations and Specialty Care
Steven Jay Bernstein, MD
2:45 Questions & Answers
3:00 Closing Remarks and Evaluation
Robert J. Fontana, MD
3:15 Course Adjourns