Skip Navigation

18th Annual
Liver Disease Wrap-Up

Course Brochure

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

Target Audience
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 Fees
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.

General Rate
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

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.

Registration Options

Online register here
Mail brochure
U-M Department of Internal Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Lobby J, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-5750
Phone (734) 232-3469
Fax (734) 998-0085

Cancellation Policy
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.

Course Objectives
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:

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.

Program Schedule

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
  • Robert J. Fontana, MD
  • Hellan Kwon, MD
  • Anna Lok, MD, FRCP
  • 10:00 Break
    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
  • Hari Conjeevaram, MD
  • Lisa Glass, MD
  • Anna Lok, MD, FRCP
  • Neehar Parikh, MD
  • 12:20 Course Adjourns