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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 8:00 am to Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Course Description / Needs Statement

The Clinical Hepatology Update conference is designed for all medical professionals who manage care for patients with liver disease, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, RNs, primary care physicians, medical students and GI or hepatology trainees. The conference will provide an update and review of the evolving practices in the clinical management of liver diseases.

Program Chairs

  • Marcelo Kugelmas, MD, FAASLD
  • Elizabeth K. Goacher, PA-C, MHS
  • Janice Jou, MD, MHS
  • Lisa Catalli, MSN, NP-BC

Location

  • Hyatt Regency Bellevue
    900 Bellevue Way NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004

Continuing Medical Education

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) – 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC): 13.00 ABIM MOC points
  • Continuing Education (CE): 13.00 Contact Hours
  • Pharmacology: 1.25 Pharmacology Credits

Travel Note

US residents: Please review the Real ID Act regarding boarding federally regulated commercial aircrafts. Depending on your state of residence, you may need to provide a second form of identification at the airport.

Schedule Note

Breakfast is served at 7 am ET both days.

Registration Pricing Early Bird: On or Before May 28

  • Member $325
  • Trainee & Assoc. Members $185
  • Non-Member $540
    Any physician, scientist, or researcher with doctoral-level training
    who is not employed by Industry (pharma/device/etc.)
  • Trainee & Assoc. Non-Member $235
    Any physician, scientist or researcher in a training program as certified
    by the director of their training program. This category also includes, but is not limited to, the degrees of MS, NP, PA, RN, and other related or comparable degrees.
  • Industry $775
    Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.
  • Student $90
  • Student Non-Member $115

Registration Pricing: On or After May 29

  • Member $425
  • Trainee & Assoc. Members $210
  • Non-Member $640
    Any physician, scientist, or researcher with doctoral-level training
    who is not employed by Industry (pharma/device/etc.)
  • Trainee & Assoc. Non-Member $260
    Any physician, scientist or researcher in a training program as certified
    by the director of their training program. This category also includes, but is not limited to, the degrees of MS, NP, PA, RN, and other related or comparable degrees.
  • Industry $875
    Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.
  • Student $105
  • Student Non-Member $130

Registration Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to meetings@aasld.org.

Cancellations received on or before May 14, 2019 will be eligible for a full refund.

Cancellations received between May 15 – May 28, 2019 will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received on or after May 29, 2019 are not eligible for a refund.

Friday, June 14 -- Session I: NASH

Session I: NASH
Moderators: Robert G. Gish, MD, FAASLD and Cynthia Levy, MD, FAASLD

  • 8:00 am – 8:20 am
    Liver Biopsies for Everyone? Diagnostic Dilemma in the Epidemic - Fibrosis Assessment and Risk Stratification
    Kathleen E. Corey, MD, MPH, MMSc
  • 8:20 am – 8:40 am
    What Should We Be Doing Now?: Current State of Care Management
    Sonali Paul, MD
  • 8:40 am – 9:00 am
    NASH as a Team Sport: Multidisciplinary Management, Successful Examples/Best Practices
    Michael F. Chang, MD, MSc, MBA, FAASLD
  • 9:00 am – 9:20 am
    NASH is More than BMI: Prevalence and Impact of Lean NASH
    Anne M. Larson, MD, FAASLD
  • 9:20 am – 9:50 am
    Q&A
  • 9:50 am – 10:20 am
    Break

Friday, June 14 -- Session II: Portal Hypertension

Session II: Portal Hypertension
Moderators: Janice Jou, MD, MHS and Punetta Tandon, MD, FRCPC

  • 10:20 am – 10:40 am
    The Other Side of the Triad: Non-cirrhotic Portal Hypertension
    Willscott E. Naugler, MD, FAASLD
  • 10:40 am – 11:00 am
    The Expanding Role of TIPS
    Khashayar Farsad, MD
  • 11:00 am – 11:20 am
    Gastric Variceal Bleed Management: BRTO Primer, Glue
    Bryan L. Balmadrid, MD
  • 11:20 am – 11:40 am
    Anticoagulation in Portal Hypertension: Who, When, How, and for How Long?
    Stephen H. Caldwell, MD, FAASLD
  • 11:40 am – 12:00 pm
    Palliative Interventions: Who, How, What?
    Jody C. Olson, MD
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
    Q&A
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Lunch -- Breakout #1: Lifestyle Modifications: Making it Really Happen - A Clinician’s Guide for the 15 Minute Return Visit
    Elizabeth K. Goacher, PA-C, MHS

    Lunch -- Breakout #2: Meet the Professor: An Extension of the Conversation on Palliative Interventions for Portal Hypertension
    Jody C. Olson, MD

Friday, June 14 -- Session III: Lumps and Bumps in the Road

Session III: Lumps and Bumps in the Road
Moderators: Kathleen E. Corey, MD, MPH, MMSc and Marcelo Kugelmas, MD, FAASLD

  • 1:30 pm – 1:50 pm
    Liver Adenomas, Management According to Size, Location, Symptoms and Genetics
    K. Rajender Reddy, MD, FAASLD
  • 1:50 pm – 2:10 pm
    Immunotherapies for HCC: What the Hepatologist Needs to Know
    Catherine T. Frenette, MD
  • 2:10 pm – 2:30 pm
    HCC Management in LTP
    Janice Jou, MD, MHS
  • 2:30 pm – 2:50 pm
    Clinical Pearls for Less Common Liver Diseases
    Michael F. Chang, MD, MSc, MBA, FAASLD
  • 2:50 pm – 3:20 pm
    Q&A
  • 3:20 pm – 3:40 pm
    Break

Friday, June 14 -- Session IV: Everything But NASH

Session IV: Everything But NASH
Moderators: Lisa Catalli, MSN, NP-BC and K. Rajender Reddy, MD, FAASLD

  • 3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
    Back to the Basics: Hepatitis B Management
    Robert G. Gish, MD, FAASLD
  • 4:00 pm – 4:20 pm
    AIH: When to Change and If/When to Stop Therapy
    Marcelo Kugelmas, MD, FAASLD
  • 4:20 pm – 4:40 pm
    Cholestatic Liver Disease (PBC/PSC)
    Cynthia Levy, MD, FAASLD
  • 4:40 pm – 5:00 pm
    It’s All About the Microbiome: A State-of-the-Art Lecture
    Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, FAASLD
  • 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Q&A

Saturday, June 15 -- Session V: Nutrition, Frailty and Palliative Care

Session V: Nutrition, Frailty and Palliative Care
Moderators: Elizabeth K. Goacher, PA-C, MHS and Jasmojan S. Bajaj, MD, FAASLD

  • 8:00 am – 8:20 am
    Hepatology as a Patient: Quality Indicators in Chronic Liver Disease
    Elliot B. Tapper, MD
  • 8:20 am – 8:40 am
    Frailty: Impact of Sarcopenia and Overcoming Management Challenges
    Jennifer C. Lai, MD
  • 8:40 am – 9:00 am
    Late Night Snacking Saves: Assessing Nutritional Needs and Practical Management Guidance
    Punetta Tandon, MD, FRCPC
  • 9:00 am – 9:20 am
    Palliative Care: When to Refer
    Arpan Patel, MD
  • 9:20 am – 9:50 am
    Q&A

Saturday, June 15 -- Session VI: Hepatology Practice Outside of the Hepatology Clinic

Session VI: Hepatology Practice Outside of the Hepatology Clinic
Moderators: Jennifer C. Lai, MD and Elliot B.Tapper, MD

  • 9:50 am – 10:10 am
    Help, My OB Patient has Liver Disease! Or Help, My Liver Patient is Pregnant!
    Jackie F. Fleckenstein, MD, FAASLD
  • 10:10 am – 10:30 am
    Hepatology in and Around the OR: Pre-op Risk Assessment and Perioperative Management
    Jody C. Olson, MD
  • 10:30 am – 10:50 am
    Behavioral Therapy in Liver Disease
    Robert Weinrieb, MD
  • 10:50 am – 11:10 am
    Transplant Medicine Back Home: Pearls for the Non-Transplant Provider
    Michael D. Leise, MD
  • 11:10 am – 11:30 am
    Controversies of Treating HCV Before or After Liver and or Kidney Transplant
    Richard Gilroy, MD
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Q&A
  • 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
    Conference Summary and Wrap-Up
  • 12:15 pm
    Adjourn