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A Hectic Day for a Hepatology Consultant


  • Saturday, November 10, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Program Chairs

  • Michael W. Fried, MD, FAASLD
  • Cynthia Levy, MD, FAASLD
  • Tse-Ling Fong, MD, FAASLD

Session Description / Needs Statement

The practice of hepatology is largely consultative in nature, whether evaluating outpatients referred for a variety of abnormal liver enzyme findings or diagnosing and managing critically-ill patients within a team of internists, hospitalists, residents, intensivists and other health care providers. On any given day, a hepatologist will be confronted with complex patients and dizzying differential diagnoses to be methodically considered. The aim of this course is to provide insights about state-of-the-art consultative hepatology that attendees can apply to daily practice.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Differentiate presentations of complex liver diseases across different patient populations
  • Apply best practices to diagnose and manage inpatients and outpatients with complex liver disease
  • Communicate therapeutic recommendations to multiple health care providers encompassing the extended care team

Continuing Education

  • CME – 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • CE – 6.75 Hours
  • ABIM MOC – 6.75 Points
  • ABP MOC – 6.0 Points
  • Eligible for 6.75 pharmacology hours

To view full programming being offered at The Liver Meeting®, visit the 2018 Online Program.

Session I: Morning Routine

Moderators: Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FAASLD and Rohit Loomba, MD

  • 8:00 am - 8:10 am
    A Hectic Day in the Life of a Hepatology Consultant
    Welcome / Qualities of a Valued Consultant
  • 8:10 am - 8:30 am
    Abnormal Liver Enzymes in a Patient with Diabetes
    Alfred Sidney Barritt, MD, MSCR
  • 8:30 am - 8:50 am
    Hepatitis C in a 23-year-old who Injects Drugs
    Michael P. Manns, MD
  • 8:50 am - 9:10 am
    Abnormal Liver Enzymes and Recurrent UTI in a 67-year-old Woman
    Heiner Wedemeyer, MD
  • 9:10 am - 9:30 am
    HBV / HCV Coinfection in a Pregnant Woman
    Mandana Khalili, MD
  • 9:30 am - 9:50 am

Session II: Rounds in the MICU

Moderators: Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD, FAASLD and Oren K. Fix, MD, MSc, FAASLD

  • 9:50 am - 10:10 am
    Fever and Elevated Liver Enzymes in a Liver Transplant Recipient
    Kymberly Wyatt, MD
  • 10:10 am - 10:30 am
    Massive GI Bleeding in a Patient with Cirrhosis: What’s New?
    Andres Cardenas, MD, MMSc, PhD, FAASLD
  • 10:30 am - 10:50 am
    Altered Mental Status in a Patient with Refractory Ascites
    Steven L. Flamm, MD
  • 10:50 am - 11:10 am
    Acute Liver Failure in a 26-year-old Woman
    Rajiv Jalan, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPE, FAASLD
  • 11:10 am - 11:30 am
    Jaundice and Renal Failure in a Patient with Alcoholic Cirrhosis
    Vijay Shah, MD
  • 11:30 am -11:40 am
  • 11:40 am - 1:05 pm
    Intermission / Meet-the-Professor Luncheons

Session III: Meanwhile, Back in the Office ...

Moderators: Laura M. Kulik, MD and K. Rajender Reddy, MD, FAASLD

  • 1:05 pm - 1:25 pm
    Cholestatic Liver Abnormalities in a 52-year-old African American Woman
    Christopher L. Bowlus, MD, FAASLD
  • 1:25 pm - 1:45 pm
    Multiple Liver Masses in a 42-year-old Woman
    Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FAASLD
  • 1:45 pm - 2:05 pm
    A 1.9 cm HCC in a Patient with HCV Cirrhosis
    Lewis R. Roberts, MBChB, PhD, FAASLD
  • 2:05 pm - 2:25 pm
    “My Brother Was Just Told He Had Too Much Iron in His Blood”
    Paul C. Adams, MD, FAASLD
  • 2:25 pm - 2:45 pm
    A Patient with Crohn’s Disease and HBcAb+
    Mindie H. Nguyen, MD, MAS, FAASLD
  • 2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

Session IV: Exploring Other Units at Dusk

Moderators: Kimberly Ann Brown, MD, FAASLD and Estella M. Alonso, MD, FAASLD

  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm
    Hyperbilirubinemia in Labor and Delivery
    Nancy Reau, MD, FAASLD
  • 3:25 pm - 3:45 pm
    Hyperbilirubinemia in a Patient after Bone Marrow Transplant
    Keyur Patel, MD
  • 3:45 pm - 4:05 pm
    A 60-year-old in CCU with Jaundice
    Michael B. Fallon, MD, FAASLD
  • 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
    A 14-year-old Child S/P Fontan Procedure with Liver Abnormalities
    Elizabeth Rand, MD
  • 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
    Acute Right Upper Quadrant Pain in a Patient with Cirrhosis
    Patrick S. Kamath, MD
  • 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Wrap Up