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Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:00 am to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm
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Conference Description/Need Statement

To provide updated information on Acute on Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF) syndrome including its pathogenesis and evolving therapies.

Program Chairs

  • Florence Wong, MD
  • Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, FAASLD

Location

  • The Westin Chicago River North
    Chicago, IL

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the diagnosis and natural history of ACLF
  • To understand the pathophysiology of ACLF
  • To learn about the therapies for the various organ failures that are part of the syndrome of ACLF
  • To develop strategies for the prevention of ACLF

Continuing Education

  • CME: 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC): 10.50 MOC Points

Abstracts

Abstract submission for the conference has closed.

In the schedule below, it should be noted that breakfast will be served at 7 am on both days.

Registration Pricing Early Bird: On or Before August 17

  • Member $325
  • Trainee & Assoc. Members $185
  • Student Member* $90
  • 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.
  • Student Nonmember* $115
  • Industry $775
    Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.

*Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to meetings@aasld.org. Cancellations received: on or before August 17 will be refunded in full. Between August 18 and August 31 will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. On or after August 31 are not eligible for a refund.

Discounted Airfare

United Airlines - 2-10% discount
www.united.com
Phone: 1-800-426-1122
Z Code: ZYA2
Agreement Code: 323236
{An additional airline processing fee may apply.)

Delta Airlines - 2% - 10% discount
http://www.delta.com
Code: NMPXS
Phone: 1-800-328-1111

Registration Pricing: On or After August 18

  • Member $425
  • Trainee & Assoc. Members $210
  • Student Member* $105
  • 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.
  • Student Nonmember* $130
  • Industry $875
    Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.

*Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to meetings@aasld.org. Cancellations received: on or before August 17 will be refunded in full. Between August 18 and August 31 will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. On or after August 31 are not eligible for a refund.

 

Discounted Airfare

United Airlines - 2-10% discount
www.united.com
Phone: 1-800-426-1122
Z Code: ZYA2
Agreement Code: 323236
{An additional airline processing fee may apply.)

Delta Airlines - 2% - 10% discount
http://www.delta.com
Code: NMPXS
​Phone: 1-800-328-1111

Session I: Pathophysiology of ACLF

Friday, September 15, 2017 
Moderators: Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, FAASLD and Patrick S. Kamath, MD

  • 8:00-8:20 am    
    Introducing the Syndrome of ACLF
    Florence Wong, MD 
  • 8:20- 8:45 am  
    Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of ACLF: Infective Versus Non-infective
    Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, FAASLD 
  • 8:45-9:10 am    
    Mechanisms Linking Inflammation to ACLF: Is it via Immune Modulation or via Systemic Circulatory Dysfunction? 
    Richard Moreau, MD 
  • 9:10- 9:40 am    
    Q&A 
  • 9:40-10:10 am  
    Break
     

Session II: Clinical Experience in Organ Failures Throughout the World

Friday, September 15, 2017
Moderators: K. Rajender Reddy, MD, FAASLD and Jody C. Olson, MD 

  • 10:10-10:25 am    
    Asian Experience
    Shiv K. Sarin, MD, FAASLD 
  • 10:25- 0:40 am     
    European Experience
    Vicente Arroyo, MD, PhD 
  • 10:40-10:55 am  
    North American Experience 
    Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, FAASLD 
  • 10:55-11:15 am    
    Towards a Unified Definition of ACLF
    Patrick S. Kamath, MD 
  • 11:15-11:45 am      
    Q&A
  • Noon – 1 pm    
    Lunch

Session III: Predisposing and Precipitating Factors

Friday, September 15, 2017
Moderators: Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, FAASLD and Puneeta Tandon, MD, FRCPC

  • 1:00-1:20 pm    
    Co-morbid Conditions and Aging
    Jennifer C. Lai, MD 
  • 1:20-1:50 pm    
    Sepsis/Infection
    Richard Moreau, MD 
  • 1:50-2:10 pm    
    Surgery
    Patrick S. Kamath, MD 
  • 2:10-2:30 pm    
    Alcohol as a Precipitant of ACLF
    Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, FAASLD
  • 2:30-2:50 pm    
    Q&A 
  • 2:50-3:10 pm    
    Break

Session IV: Individual Extra-Hepatic Organ Failures

Friday, September 15, 2017
Moderators: Constantine J. Karvellas, MD, SM, FRCPC and Shiv K. Sarin, MD, FAASLD

  • 3:10-3:40 pm     
    Lungs and Cardiovascular 
    Jody C. Olson, MD 
  • 3:40-4:05 pm    
    Kidney
    Florence Wong, MD
  • 4:05-4:30 pm    
    Brain
    Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, FAASLD 
  • 4:30-5 pm     
    Q&A
  • 5:30-7:00 pm    
    Poster Reception

Session V: Treatment and Prevention of ACLF

Saturday, September 16, 2017  
Moderators: Jennifer C. Lai, MD and Richard Moreau, MD

  • 8:00- 8:20 am    
    Non-infective Precipitating Factor Treatment Including MARS and Dialysis
    Hugo E. Vargas, MD, FAASLD 
  • 8:20-8:40 am    
    Changing Landscape of Sepsis Therapy Including Albumin
    Puneeta Tandon, MD, FRCPC
  • 8:40-9:00 am    
    Prevention of ACLF: Is Pre-emptive Treatment the Appropriate Choice? 
    Constantine J. Karvellas, MD, SM, FRCPC 
  • 9-9:30 am    
    Q&A 
  • 9:30-10 am    
    Break

Session VI: Transplant vs. Palliation

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Moderators: Florence Wong, MD and Hugo E. Vargas, MD, FAASLD

  • 10-10:20 am     
    Transplant and ACLF: North American Experience
    K. Rajender Reddy, MD, FAASLD
  • 10:20 am-10:40 am     
    Transplant and ACLF: European Experience
    Thierry Gustot, MD, PhD 
  • 10:40-11 am     
    When is Transplant a Futile Option and Enough is Enough
    Jennifer C. Lai, MD 
  • 11-11:20 am    
    Palliative Care After Discharge
    Puneeta Tandon, MD, FRCPC
  • 11:20-11:50 pm    
    Q&A
  • 11:50 am-Noon    
    Conference Summary and Wrap-Up
    Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, FAASLD 
  • Noon     
    Adjourn