Liver Disease Wrap-Up
Saturday, December 5, 2015
7:30 am - 12:15 pm
The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
P: (734) 414-0600
This course is directed to family and general practitioners, gastroenterologists, internists, and other primary care providers including nurse practitioners and physician assistants interested in expanding their knowledge of clinical hepatology.
Registration is encouraged by Friday, November 27, 2015 to plan for sufficient refreshments for all attendees and required to purchase a printed version of the syllabus (electronic syllabus is included in the course registration fee). Payment must accompany registration. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan in U.S. currency. Payments by American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa are also accepted. Fees include continental breakfast, coffee service and electronic syllabus for participants. On-site registration will also be available.
U-M Faculty & Staff
(electronic syllabus is free)
*The GI division is funding the registration fee for U-M faculty & staff. Preregistration is still required. Please complete the course registration form (see below), and either fax to 734-998-0085 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All course attendees will receive an electronic syllabus made available through an Internet download (a pdf document which requires Adobe Reader to view). You will be emailed the link to the electronic syllabus at least three days before the course. If you wish to purchase a printed copy of the syllabus, be sure to select this option when completing your registration. The printed version of the syllabus must be purchased no later than Friday, November 27, 2015.
U-M Department of Internal Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Lobby J, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-5750
An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from your registration payment. Refund requests must be received in writing, no later than Friday, November 27, 2015. No refunds will be made thereafter.
This seminar will summarize presentations made at the 65th American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) meeting held in San Francisco in November 2015. New information regarding the management of hepatitis C, fatty liver disease, liver cancer, and complications of portal hypertension and cirrhosis will be presented. In addition, case based discussions on the current approach to patients with hepatitis C and patients with advanced liver disease will be provided.
At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be able to implement:
- the latest of developments in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C including the use interferon-free direct-acting antiviral regimens for hepatitis C
- new knowledge regarding the natural history and treatment of patients with fatty liver disease
- the approach to the management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma including the use of resection and transplantation
- treatment of complications of portal hypertension in patients with cirrhosis including bleeding, ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy
- optimal management solutions of alcoholic liver disease
Accreditation & 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 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Applications have been submitted to the American Osteopathic Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians for credits. Determination of credit is pending. Other credits by specialty may apply.
|7:30 am||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|7:50||Welcome and Introduction
Robert J. Fontana, MD
|8:00||Hepatitis B and C
Robert J. Fontana, MD
|8:30||NAFLD and Autoimmune Diseases
Hellan Kwon, MD
|9:00||Hepatitis Case Discussions
Anna Lok, MD, FRCP
|9:45||Question and Answer Panel
|10:20||Alcohol, Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension
Lisa Glass, MD
|10:50||Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Transplant
Neehar Parikh, MD
|11:20||Advanced Liver Disease Case Discussions
Hari Conjeevaram, MD
|12:00 pm||Question and Answer Panel