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A Hectic Day for a Hepatology Consultant

Date/Time

  • 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 attendees that can be applied 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 – 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • CE – 6.50 Hours
  • Pharmacology – 6.50

 

Session I: Morning Routine

Moderators: TBD

  • 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
  • 8:30 am - 8:50 am
    Hepatitis C in a 23 Y/O who Injects Drugs
  • 8:50 am - 9:10 am
    Abnormal Liver Enzymes and Recurrent UTI in a 67 Y/O Woman
  • 9:10 am - 9:30 am
    HBV / HCV Coinfection in a Pregnant Woman
  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am
    Break

Session II: Rounds in the MICU

Moderators: TBD

  • 10:00 am - 10:20 am
    Fever and Elevated Liver Enzymes in a Liver Transplant Recipient
  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am
    Massive GI Bleeding in a Patient with Cirrhosis: What’s New?
  • 10:40 am - 11:00 am
    Altered Mental Status in a Patient with Refractory Ascites
  • 11:00 am - 11:20 am
    Acute Liver Failure in a 26 Y/O Woman
  • 11:20 am - 11:40 am
    Jaundice and Renal Failure in a Patient with Alcoholic Cirrhosis
  • 11:40 am - 1:05 pm
    Intermission / Meet-the-Professor Luncheons
  • 1:05 pm -1:15 pm
    Break

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

Moderators: TBD

  • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pm
    Cholestatic Liver Abnormalities in a 52 Y/O African American Woman
  • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pm
    Multiple Liver Masses in a 42 Y/O Woman
  • 1:55 pm - 2:15 pm
    A 1.9 cm HCC in a Patient with HCV Cirrhosis
  • 2:15 pm - 2:35 pm
    “My Brother Was Just Told He Had Too Much Iron in His Blood”
  • 2:35 pm - 2:55 pm
    A Patient with Crohn’s Disease and HBcAb+
  • 2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
    Break

Session IV: Exploring Other Units at Dusk

Moderators: TBD

  • 3:25 pm - 3:45 pm
    Hyperbilirubinemia in Labor and Delivery
  • 3:45 pm - 4:05 pm
    Hyperbilirubinemia in a Patient after Bone Marrow Transplant
  • 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
    A 60 Y/O in CCU with Jaundice
  • 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
    A 9 Y/O with Jaundice and Pruritus
  • 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Acute Right Upper Quadrant Pain in a Patient with Cirrhosis