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4th Annual
Western Michigan Liver Round-Up

Saturday, September 19, 2015

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
4747 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Target Audience
This course is directed to family and general practitioners, gastroenterologists, internists, nurses, and other primary care providers including nurse practitioners and physician assistants interested in expanding their knowledge of clinical hepatology.

Course Description / Objectives
New information regarding the management of hepatitis C, patients with obesity, and drug induced liver injury will be presented. In addition, case based discussions on the current approach to patients with hepatitis C, post bariatric surgery and benign liver masses will be provided.

Following this course, the participants will understand and be able to implement:

Registration Fees
Registration fees include breakfast 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 September 4, 2015. 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 contact (734) 936-7093
to register

Registration Options
Online register here
Mail brochure
U-M Transplant Center
300 North Ingalls St., Room 5D17
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5415
Phone (734) 936-7093
Fax (734) 647-3417

Cancellation Policy
The registration fee is non-refundable.

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 4 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.

Transplant Certification: Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs) have been applied for through the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC).

Program Schedule

7:50 Introduction and Welcome
Robert J. Fontana, MD
8:00 Oral Antiviral Agents for HCV
Robert J. Fontana, MD
8:40 GI and Liver Issues in Bariatric Surgery
Jessica Mellinger, MD
9:20 Questions & Answers
9:30 Case Discussions
Moderator: Robert J. Fontana, MD
Panel: Jessica Mellinger, MD
10:00 BREAK
10:30 Approach to Benign Liver Masses
Christopher J. Sonnenday, MD
11:10 Drug Induced Liver Injury
Robert J. Fontana, MD
11:50 Questions & Answers
12:00 pm Advanced Liver Disease Case Discussions
Moderator: Robert J. Fontana, MD
Panel: Jessica Mellinger, MD; and
Christopher J. Sonnenday, MD