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Optimizing Endoscopic Outcomes in Liver Disease

Date/Time

  • Friday, November 9, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Program Chairs

  • Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, MS
  • Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE

Session Description / Needs Statement

Gastrointestinal endoscopy plays an integral role in the evaluation and management of patients with advanced liver disease, as well as patients with biliary tract disease with or without co-existing liver disease. The endoscopic management of these patients is often complex and challenging. Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge with state-of-the-art presentations on the endoscopic management of a variety of conditions related to this special population.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify how to perform high quality colonoscopy in patients with liver disease
  • Employ current evidenced based interventions for managing bleeding related to portal hypertensive gastropathy, GAVE, gastric and esophageal varices
  • Discuss the role of endoscopy in managing biliary adverse events in the post-liver transplant patient
  • Recognize controversies in the management of cholangiocarcinoma
  • Discuss the role of endoscopic bariatric procedures in patients with liver disease

Continuing Education Information

  • CME – 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

 

Session I: Performing High Quality Endoscopy

Moderator: TBD

  • 8:00 am - 8:05 am
    Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05 am - 8:20 am
    Do I Need to Give Platelets or Plasma? Understanding Bleeding Risk of Cirrhotic Patients
  • 8:20 am - 8:40 am
    Choosing Safe and Effective Sedation
  • 8:40 am - 8:55 am
    Sweating the Small Stuff: A Checklist of Things to Consider before Endoscopy
  • 8:55 am - 9:15 am
    Performing the Perfect Colonoscopy: Special Considerations in Liver Disease
  • 9:15 am - 9:30 am
    Panel Discussion
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am
    Break

Session II: Diagnostic Dilemmas in Endoscopy

Moderator: TBD

  • 9:45 am - 10:05 am
    Incidental Pancreas Cyst: What Do I Need to Do?
  • 10:05 am - 10:25 am
    Approach to the Indeterminate Biliary Stricture
  • 10:25 am - 10:45 am
    Endoscopic Controversies in Cholangiocarcoma
  • 10:45 am - 11:05 am
    Evolving Management of Complex Post-Transplant Strictures: From Roux to Ischemic
  • 11:05 am - 11:55 am
    Endoscopic Video Forum: What Would You Do?
  • 11:55 am - 12:55 pm
    Intermission

Session III: When It Bleeds, It Pours

Moderator: TBD

  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm
    Endoscopic Management of Esophageal Varices: "TIPS" from an Expert
  • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pm
    Let Your Radiologist Sleep: Learning to Glue
  • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pm
    New Tools to Manage Non-Variceal Bleeding
  • 1:55 pm - 2:15 pm
    Managing GAVE and Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
    Break

Session IV: New Frontiers in Endoscopy: How Will it Change Your Liver Practice?

Moderator: TBD

  • 2:45 pm - 2:55 pm
    Pro: EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy is Ready for Prime Time
  • 2:55 pm - 3:05 pm
    Con: We Aren't Ready to Change the Gold Standard
  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm
    Is Endoscopy the Cure for Fatty Liver Disease?
  • 3:25 pm - 3:45 pm
    Endoscopic Measurement of Portal Vein Pressure: Should We Be Doing it and if So How?
  • 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Panel Discussion