Emerging Topic Conference: Social Disparities in Chronic Liver Disease: From Diagnosis to Palliation To Transplant

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.

When & Where

Date: Saturday, October 1, 8:00 am - Sunday, October 2, 12:00 pm (EDT)
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Program Chairs

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

Location

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Reserve your hotel today!

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.

Due to frequent travel guidance and guidelines changes, please check the Centers for Diseases Control’s website at cdc.gov for the most up-to-date information. 

Health And Safety Information

AASLD is taking steps to protect the health and safety of all stakeholders participating in the Emerging Topic Conference. This meeting will be happening in a public space and AASLD cannot guarantee that participants will not encounter members of the public who have not been fully vaccinated.

AASLD continues to ask all attendees, guests and AASLD staff to follow all applicable regulations and make informed choices about travel, onsite, and external engagement.

AASLD is monitoring the evolving public health guidance and AASLD will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.  AASLD asks all stakeholders to follow all applicable regulations and make informed choices about their participation in one or both in-person conferences offered.

The AASLD Governing Board has approved a “Vaccination Required” policy for all attendees and AASLD staff.

Registration Rates

Physician, Scientist or Researcher

Any physician, scientist, or researcher with doctoral-level training who is not employed by Industry (pharma/device/etc.)

Member Non-Member
Rate $340 $570

Trainee or Associate

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.

Member Non-Member
Rate $195 $245

Student

Member Non-Member
Rate $95 $120

Industry

Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.

Industry
Rate $815

Patient, Patient Caregiver or Patient Advocate

Patient, Patient Caregiver, and Patient Advocate
Rate $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.

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

Cancellations received by Tuesday, August 30, 2022 will be refunded in full.

Cancellations received between August 31 – September 19, 2022 will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received on or after September 20, 2022 are not eligible for a refund.

Continuing Education

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

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC): 11.00 MOC  Points

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.

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.

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

Physicians seeking ABIM and/or ABP MOC points must complete the CME and MOC evaluation by Tuesday, November 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 November 2022 for attendees who successfully complete the MOC evaluation.

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.

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.

  • 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

Program Agenda

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 - 8:05 am
    Welcome & Introduction
    Brett E. Fortune, MD, MSc and Mayur Brahmania, MD, FRCPC, MPH
  • 8:05 am - 8:25 am
    Telehepatology Beyond COVID-19 to Address Chronic Liver Disease Disparities
    Marina Serper, MD, MS
  • 8:25 am - 8:45 am
    How Can You Use Your EMR to Influence Micro-System Health Disparities?
    Brett E. Fortune, MD, MSc
  • 8:45 am - 9:05 am
    Harnessing Technology to Create Change at a Macro-system Level
    Sumeet K. Asrani, MD, MSc
  • 9:05 am - 9:35 am
    Panel Discussion/Q&A
  • 9:35 am - 10 am
    Break

Session II: Are There Disparities in Chronic Liver Disease Diagnosis, Screening, and Management?

Moderators: Marina Serper, MD, MS and Manisha Verma, MD, MPH

  • 10 am - 10:20 am
    How Should We Evaluate Disparities in Access to and Quality of Liver Care?
    Shari S. Rogal, MD, MPH
  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am
    Addressing Liver Disease Inequities
    Mariana Lazo, MD, PhD
  • 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
    Addressing the Physical, Psychological, and Psychosocial Care Needs of Patients with Advanced Liver Disease
    Nneka Ufere, MD
  • 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm
    Improving Advance Care Planning and Serious Illness Communication with Patients and Caregivers
    Arpan Arun Patel, MD, PhD
  • 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm
    Models of Palliative Care Integration for Patients with Advanced Liver Disease
    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: Nicole E. Rich, MD 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?
    Lisa M. McElroy, MD
  • 4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
    Does the MELD Score Disadvantage Gender and Minorities with Chronic Liver Disease?
    Russell Rosenblatt, MD
  • 4:30 pm - 5 pm
    Panel Discussion/Q&A

Session V: Global Perspective on Disparities in Chronic Liver Disease

Moderators: Julius M. Wilder, MD, PhD and Lisa M. McElroy, MD

  • 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
    Rotonya M. Carr, MD, FACP
  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am
    Policy Considerations to Eliminate Disparities in Liver Transplantation
    Jesse Schold, PhD, M. Stat, M.Ed
  • 10:40 am - 11 am
    Patient Perspectives Through the Lens of the PSC Experience:  Working Together to Eliminate Disparities
    Ricky Safer
  • 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
    Brett E. Fortune, MD, MSc and Mayur Brahmania, MD, FRCPC, MPH
  • Noon
    Adjourn

Housing

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-625-2900
Reserve your hotel today!
*When you are calling to make a reservation, please let the hotel representative know you are attending the AASLD Emerging Topic Conference.
*If you are calling to make a reservation, please let the hotel representative know you are attending the AASLD Emerging Topic Conference.

Single/Double $185 per night plus tax

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

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

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. 

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