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Add to Calendar 2022-03-05 08:00:00 2022-03-06 12:00:00 2022 AASLD Emerging Topic Conference Social Disparities in Chronic Liver Disease: From Diagnosis to Palliation to Transplant Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States AASLD alonzo.tolver@boldrstrategy.com America/New_York public

Registration to open on Wednesday, December 8 at 9am ET.

Course Description/Need Statement

Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic status variations exist in the prevalence and natural history of liver disease, access to liver transplantation, and therapeutic outcomes pre and post–liver transplantation. These differences are inter-related and present challenges that contribute to the health disparities observed in our diverse, multiethnic population. At the 2022 AASLD Emerging Topic Conference: Social Disparities in Chronic Liver Disease: From Diagnosis to Palliation to Transplant hepatology experts will define the social disparities within liver disease and will provide attendees with solutions to eliminate disparities in liver disease management.

Program Chairs

  • Mayur Brahmania, MD, FRCPC, MPH
  • Brett E. Fortune, MD, MSc

Location

  • Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
    1201 Market Street
    Philadelphia PA, 19107

Continuing Education

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME): 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • ABIM MOC points: 11.00 MOC points

Travel Note

US residents: Please review the Real ID Act regarding boarding federally regulated commercial aircrafts. Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline to May 3, 2023. 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 7:00 am ET both days.

Registration Pricing Early Bird: On or Before February 8

Member - $340
Non-Member - $570

Any physician, scientist, or researcher with doctoral-level training who is not employed by Industry (pharma/device/etc.)
Trainee & Associate Member -  $195
Trainee & Associate Non-Member -  $245
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.
Student Member - $95
Student Non-Member - $120
Industry - $815

Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.
Patient Advocate - $25
Patient Caregiver - $25
Registration scholarships are available by request for the patient advocate and patients and caregivers categories. Please contact Michael Providence, Senior Manager, Patient Engagement at mprovidence@aasld.org for more information.

Registration Pricing: On or After February 9

Member - $450
Non-Member - $670
Any physician, scientist, or researcher with doctoral-level training who is not employed by Industry (pharma/device/etc.)
Trainee & Associate Member -  $220
Trainee & Associate Non-Member -  $275
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.
Student Member - $110
Student Non-Member - $135
Industry - $920
Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.
Patient Advocate - $25
Patient Caregiver - $25
Registration scholarships are available by request for the patient advocate and patients and caregivers categories. Please contact Michael Providence, Senior Manager, Patient Engagement at mprovidence@aasld.org for more information.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to meetings@aasld.org.
Cancellations received by Tuesday, February 8, 2022 will be refunded in full.

Cancellations received between February 9 – February 17, 2022 will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received on or after February 18, 2022 are not eligible for a refund

Credits Offered

Continuing Medical Education (CME): 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC): 11.00 MOC  Points

Accreditation and Designation Statements

Continuing Medical Education (CME) 
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AASLD designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

CME Credits

Physicians and other health care professionals seeking AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this live continuing medical education activity must complete an evaluation by Friday, April 15. A link to the CME evaluation will be emailed to attendees after the meeting.

MOC Points

Physicians seeking ABIM and/or ABP MOC points must complete the CME and MOC evaluation by Friday, April 15.  Requests for MOC after this date will not be honored.  The MOC evaluation is included in the CME evaluation.

MOC Points will be reported to the ABIM and ABP by the end of April 2022 for attendees who successfully complete the MOC evaluation.

Needs Statement

Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic status variations exist in the prevalence and natural history of liver disease, access to liver transplantation, and therapeutic outcomes pre and post–liver transplantation. These differences are inter-related and present challenges that contribute to the health disparities observed in our diverse, multiethnic population. Hepatology experts will define the social disparities within liver disease and will provide attendees with solutions to eliminate disparities in liver disease management.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define and list disparities that are present in chronic liver disease and liver transplantation.
  • Construct and design strategies around palliative care implementation in chronic liver disease management.
  • Develop and present strategies to eliminate disparities in chronic liver disease management.

Target Audience

  • Hepatologists    
  • Gastroenterologists        
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners         
  • Physician Assistants        
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Surgeons            
  • Fellows/Trainees             
  • Patient Advocacy Groups

This activity was planned in the context of the following ACGME/IOM/IPEC competencies:

Provide Patient-centered Care, Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Medical Knowledge, Work in Interdisciplinary Teams, Roles/Responsibilities, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interprofessional Communication, Teams and Teamwork, Professionalism, Utilize Informatics, Systems-based Practice

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Session i: how can we leverage technology to address disparities in chronic liver disease management?

moderators: brett e. fortune, md, msc and mayur brahmania, md, frcpc, mph

  • 8 am - 8:20 am
    Telehepatology Beyong COVID-19 to Address Chronic Liver Disease Disparities
    Marina Serper, MD
  • 8:20 am - 8:40 am
    How Can You Use Your EMR to Influence Micro-System Health Disparities?
    Brett E. Fortune, MD, MSc
  • 8:40 am - 9 am
    Harnessing Technology to Create Change at a Macro-system Level
    Sumeet K. Asrani, MD, MSc
  • 9 am - 9:30 am
    Panel Discussion/Q&A
  • 9:30 am - 10 am
    Break

Session II: Are there disparities in chronic liver disease diagnosis, screening, and management?

moderators: Marina Serper, MD and sumeet k. asrani, md, msc

  • 10 am - 10:20 am
    Is Access to Care Predicated on Race/SES in Liver Disease?
    Shari S. Rogal, MD, MPH
  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am
    Is There a Gender/Ethnic Variation in Etiology of Liver Disease?
    TBD
  • 10:40 am - 11 am
    How Does Health Literacy Influence Delivery of Care Throughout the Liver Disease Spectrum?
    Jennifer M. Vittorio, MD
  • 11 am - 11:20 am
    Is Race and Socioeconomic Status Associated with Admissions/Readmission in Patients with Liver Disease?
    Mayur Brahmania, MD, FRCPC, MPH
  • 11:20 am - 11:40 am
    Evolving Disparities in the Diagnosis and Management of HCC and Biliary Tract Cancers
    Nicole E. Rich, MD
  • 11:40 am - Noon
    How Do We Eliminate Geographical Distance as a Barrier to Liver Transplant Access?
    David S. Goldberg, MD, MSCE
  • Noon - 12:30 pm
    Panel Discussion/Q&A
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Lunch

Session iii: disparities in palliative care

moderators: shari s. rogal, md, mph and jennifer m. vittorio, md

  • 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    What are Strategies to Mitigate Bias in Palliative Care Referrals?
    Arpan Arun Patel, MD, PhD
  • 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm
    What are the Barriers in Palliative Care Referrals?
    Nneka Ufere, MD
  • 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm
    Models of Palliative Care Integration Within ESLD Care
    Manisha Verma, MD, MPH
  • 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
    Panel Discussion/Q&A
  • 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm 
    Break

session iv: disparities in liver transplant outcomes

moderators: manisha verma, md, mph and arpan arun patel, md, phd

  • 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
    Are there Sociodemographic Factors that Play a Role in Access to Liver Transplantation?
    Julius M. Wilder, MD, PhD
  • 3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
    Does Gender Race/Ethnicity Play a Role in Waitlist Outcomes or Organ Allocation?
    Amit Mathur, MD, MS
  • 3:50 pm - 4:10 pm
    Does Race/Ethnicity Play a Role in Liver Transplant Outcomes?
    Dinee C. Simpson, MD
  • 4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
    Does the MELD Score Disadvantage Gender and Minorities with Chronic Liver Disease?
    Elizabeth C. Verna, MD, MS
  • 4:30 pm - 5 pm
    Panel Discussion/Q&A

Sunday, March 6, 2022

session v: global perspective on disparities in chronic liver disease

moderators: julius m. wilder, md, phd and elizabeth c. verna, md, ms

  • 8 am - 8:20 am
    Disparities in Asia
    Jin Mo Yang, MD
  • 8:20 am - 8:40 am
    Disparities in Europe
    Andrew Yeoman, MBBCh, MD
  • 8:40 am - 9 am
    Disparities in Latin America
    Ignacio Aiza, MD
  • 9 am - 9:30 am
    Panel Discussion/Q&A
  • 9:30 am - 10 am
    Break

session vi: how do we eliminate disparities in chronic liver disease management- a call to action

moderators: brett e. fortune, md, msc and mayur brahmania, md, frcpc, mph

  • 10 am - 10:20 am
    American Liver Foundation Position on Eliminating Disparities in Chronic Liver Disease
    Lynn Gardiner Seim
  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am
    UNOS Position on Eliminating Disparities in Liver Transplantation
    Brian Shepard
  • 10:40 am - 11 am
    Blue Faery Patient Perspective on Disparities in Chronic Liver Disease Management/HCC
    Andrea Wilson
  • 11 am - 11:20 am 
    AASLD Position on Eliminating Disparities in Chronic Liver Disease
    Raymond T. Chung, MD, FAASLD
  • 11:20 am - 11:50 am
    Panel Discussion/Q&A
  • 11:50 am - Noon
    Conference Summary and Wrap-Up
  • Noon
    Adjourn

Venue

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Phone: 215-625-2900

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Rates

Single/Double $185 per night plus tax

Cancellation Policy

All hotel room reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours (local time) in advance to avoid a one-night room penalty.

Airports

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Ground Transportation

Shuttle Services

Shuttle services are not provided by the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel.

Taxi

From PHL the taxi fare estimation is $30.  This estimation is for a one-way fare.

Metro/Subway/Public Transportation

The estimated metro fare from PHL to the Jefferson Street station is $8.

Parking

The daily valet parking fee is $57.50. There is limited onsite parking during special events and weekends.