2019 Webinar: Overview of Transplantation for Acute on Chronic Liver Failure - Webinar
Recorded On: 09/30/2019
In the first part of the webinar, we will provide an overview regarding the definitions of acute-on-chronic liver failure and the management of the cirrhotic patient with multi-organ system failure. In the second part, we will discuss several recent publications regarding wait list mortality and post-transplant outcomes for patients with severe acute-on-chronic liver failure. We will utilize a live webinar format that will be recorded for on-demand viewing on LiverLearning®.
Vinay Sundaram, MD, MSc is currently an Associate Professor of medicine and Director of Hepatology Outcomes Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed medical school at NYU School of Medicine, followed by a residency at the University of Virginia, gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, and a transplant hepatology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Sundaram has published more than 100 manuscripts including first authored papers in Gastroenterology, HEPATOLOGY, Journal of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation. He currently serves on the AASLD Acute on Chronic Liver Failure Special Interest Group’s steering committee and is the current chair of the AASLD Membership and Mentorship Committee. He is also on the editorial boards of HEPATOLOGY, American Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Communications and previously served as on the UNOS membership and professional standards committee.
Constantine J. Karvellas (Moderator)
Constantine (Dean) Karvellas, MD, SM, FRCPC is an associate professor of medicine (Critical Care Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology) at the University of Alberta and an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health Sciences. He has been an attending intensivist in the E. Garner King General Systems Intensive Care Unit since 2009 and is involved with the Liver Transplant program as a hepatologist.
Dr. Karvellas is the only Canadian co-investigator in the NIH-funded United States Acute Liver Failure study group (US ALFSG). He is also a Vice Chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Liver management task force and serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hepatology. Dr. Karvellas’ publications reflect his interests in acute liver failure (ALF), acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF), liver transplantation and extracorporeal liver support.