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The Critically Ill Patient and Challenges in Liver Transplantation

Date/Time

  • Friday, November 8, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Program Chairs

  • Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, MD
  • Catherine Paugam-Burtz, MD, PhD
  • Sanjiv Saigal, MD

Session Description / Needs Statement

This course will review the perioperative challenges faced in very sick liver transplant candidates, and is useful for intensivists, hepatologists, anesthesiologists and surgeons. Liver transplantation outcomes in sick patients significantly depend on perioperative management. Faculty will address the special challenges faced in liver transplantation, including those of living donor organs.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the various perioperative challenges faced in the management of very sick liver transplant candidates
  • Describe the special challenges faced in liver transplantation such as morbid obesity, simultaneous liver & kidney transplantation and living donor liver transplantation
  • Appraise recent advances & innovations in the field of liver transplantation

Continuing Education Information

  • CME – 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • CE – 6.00 Contact Hours

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

Session I: Perioperative Challenges in the Very Sick Liver Transplant Candidate – Part I

Moderator: TBD

  • 8:00 am – 8:05 am
    Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05 am – 8:25 am
    Assessing Frailty and Malnutrition
    TBD
  • 8:25 am – 8:45 am
    Gender Disparities in Access to LT in the Very Sick Patient
    TBD
  • 8:45 am – 9:05 am
    Assessment of Volume Status in the Fluid Overload Critically Ill Patient
    TBD
  • 9:05 am – 9:25 am
    Neurocognitive Assessment of the Sick Intubated Patient
    TBD
  • 9:25 am – 9:40 am
    Panel Discussion
  • 9:40 am – 9:55 am
    Break

Session II: Perioperative Challenges in the Very Sick Liver Transplant Candidate – Part II

Moderator: TBD

  • 9:55 am – 10:15 am
    Hepatopulmonary Syndrome and Portopulmonary Syndrome
    TBD
  • 10:15 am – 10:35 am
    Coronary Artery Disease Before Transplantation (Stent or Not Stent)
    TBD
  • 10:35 am – 10:55 am
    Window Opportunities in the Very Sick Patients with Sepsis in the ICU?
    TBD
  • 10:55 am – 11:15 am
    Selection Issues in Critical ACLF Patient (the optimal timing for LT, diagnostic criteria for ACLF)
    TBD
  • 11:15 am – 11:30 am
    Debate: LT for Severe Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis [Pro]
    TBD
  • 11:30 am – 11:45 am
    Debate: LT for Severe Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis [Con]
    TBD
  • 11:45 am – 12:00 pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 12:00 pm – 1:20 pm
    Intermission

Session III: Special Challenges in Liver Transplantation

Moderator: TBD

  • 1:20 pm – 1:40 pm
    Morbid Obesity in the Transplant Recipient
    TBD
  • 1:40 pm – 2:00 pm
    The Need of LDLT in the US, Initiating a Program
    TBD
  • 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
    Altruistic LDLT, is it Feasible?
    TBD
  • 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
    Challenges in Pediatric LT
    TBD
  • 2:40 pm – 2:55 pm
    Debate on Simultaneous Kidney/Liver Transplantation UNOS policy [Pro]
    TBD
  • 2:55 pm – 3:10 pm
    Debate on Simultaneous Kidney/Liver Transplantation UNOS policy [Con]
    TBD
  • 3:10 pm – 3:25 pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 3:25 pm – 3:30 pm
    Closing Remarks