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New Endoscopic Frontiers in Liver Disease


  • Friday, November 8, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Program Chairs

  • Sunguk Jang, MD
  • Reem Sharaiha, MD

Session Description / Needs Statement

Appropriate, adequate management of patients during endoscopy is vital. At this informative session, speakers will review standards of care for sedation and managing coagulopathy and how to manage upper GI bleeds, including variceal and non-variceal. They will address the latest advances in managing biliary complications of liver transplant and review hepatobiliary endoscopic ultrasounds and endoscopic treatment of fatty liver.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze optimal preparation and timing for patients with liver disease who will undergo endoscopic procedures
  • Identify the standards of care for treatment of upper GI bleeding conditions, including esophageal and gastric varices, ectopic varices, portal hypertension and vascular ectasias
  • Evaluate the applications and limitations of advanced endoscopic techniques and devices in patients with PSC, biliary strictures
  • Select and summarize appropriate endoscopic procedures for management of biliary complications of liver transplantation
  • Evaluate the applications of therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound, for drainage, bleeding, and diagnosis
  • Discuss the role and challenges of endoscopy in the treatment of fatty liver disease

Continuing Education Information

  • TBD

To view full programming being offered at The Liver Meeting®, visit the 2019 Online Program. [Coming Summer 2019]

Session I: What’s New in Endoscopy and Colonoscopy

Moderator: TBD

  • 8:00 am - 8:10 am
    Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:10 am - 8:30 am
    Endoscopy in the Cirrhotic Patient: Navigating the Hazards of Coagulopathy in Patients with Liver Disease
  • 8:30 am - 8:50 am
    Endoscopy in the Cirrhotic Patient: Navigating the Hazards of Sedation, in Patients with Liver Disease
  • 8:50 am - 9:10 am
    Management of Barrett’s Esophagus in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease
  • 9:10 am - 9:30 am
    Colonoscopy and Polypectomy and Beyond in Patients with Liver Disease: Is It Safe? Updated Guidelines
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am
    Panel Discussion
  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am

Session II: Endoscopic Management of Biliary Disorder

Moderator: TBD

  • 10:00 am - 10:20 am
    Management of Indeterminate Biliary Stricture: Diagnosis and Where to Intervene
  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am
    Endoscopic Ablative Therapies in Malignant Strictures
  • 10:40 am - 11:00 am
    Endoscopic Management of Biliary Complications After Liver Transplant
  • 11:00 am - 11:20 am
    ERCP in Altered Anatomy
  • 11:20 am - 11:50 am
    Video Case Presentation and Panel Discussion
  • 11:50 am - 12:50 pm

Session III: Endoscopic Hemostasis

Moderator: TBD

  • 12:50 pm - 1:10 pm
    Primary and Secondary Prophylaxis of Variceal Bleeding
  • 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm
    Management of Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage: Band Ligation and Beyond
  • 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    Management of Gastric and Ectopic Varices
  • 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm
    Role of EUS in Endoscopic Hemostasis for the Patients with Chronic Liver Disease
  • 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm

Session IV: Role of Endoscopy in Everything Else

Moderator: TBD

  • 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
    EUS Liver Biopsy – Are We There Yet?
  • 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
    Pancreatic Cysts, What to Do, Latest Updates
  • 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
    New Frontiers in EUS Guided Therapy
  • 3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
    Endoscopy to Treat Fatty Liver – The Latest and Greatest
  • 3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
    Closing Remarks