AASLD 2016 Transplant Hepatology Review Course

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This one and one-half day symposium will consist of didactic lectures and case presentations aimed at the practicing hepatologist preparing to take the certification and re-certification exam in Transplant Hepatology.  

Norah A. Terrault

Dr. Norah Terrault is the Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Center at the University of California San Francisco. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her work related to viral hepatitis, especially in the setting of liver transplantation.  She has authored more than 290 original articles, reviews and book chapters on viral hepatitis, including the recent AASLD Hepatitis B Treatment Guidelines. She has served as associate editor for Hepatology, is current Associate Editor for Hepatology Communications and a member of the AASLD HCV Guidance Committee. She is an investigator on several NIH-funded clinical studies in hepatitis B and C, as well as NASH and is an investigator on several ongoing clinical trials of novel therapies for patients with chronic liver diseases.

 

 

Anna S. Lok

Naga P. Chalasani

Cynthia Levy

Cynthia Levy, MD, FAASLD is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hepatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Levy received her MD from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at University of Miami, a Gastroenterology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, and a Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at University of Florida, Gainesville, having received an AASLD Fellowship Award. Dr. Levy is a member of the AASLD Practice Guidelines Committee and of the ABIM Test and Policy Committee on Transplant Hepatology.  At the University of Miami, Dr. Levy is the program director for the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship program and Associate Director for the Schiff Center for Liver Diseases, where she conducts several industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated studies for cholestatic and autoimmune liver diseases.

Josh Levitsky

Josh Levitsky, MD, MS is currently a Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Levitsky received his B.S. from the University of Michigan and M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed an Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and a Transplant Hepatology fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, receiving an AASLD Fellowship Award. He is currently certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology. At Northwestern, he completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, is the Director of Liver Research, and is the program director for both Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology Fellowships. He has been elected to the Northwestern Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and has received several teaching awards.

Dr. Levitsky is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Transplantation and International Liver Transplantation Society where he served on the executive boards, as well as the AASLD where he has served on several committees. He is a Deputy Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation and on the Editorial Board for HEPATOLOGY. Dr. Levitsky’s academic interests are clinical and translational in nature, with a focus on liver transplant immunosuppression, tolerance and biomarkers. He previously received an AASLD Career Development Award in Liver Transplantation and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, book chapters and reviews on topics relevant to liver disease and transplantation. He is the principal and co-investigator for a number of NIH, pharmaceutical and investigator-initiated trials. His goal is to advance clinical/translational research in immune-mediated liver diseases and liver transplantation, identifying biomarkers and novel strategies to optimize outcomes.

William M. Lee

Jaquelyn Fleckenstein

Michael R. Lucey

Michael D. Leise

Dr. Leise finished his internal medicine residency, chief residency, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology fellowships at Mayo Clinic, Rochester.  He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with research interests in Hepatitis C, hepatic encephalopathy, and liver transplant outcomes.

Elizabeth Pomfret

Sarah J. Diamond

Jorge A. Marrero

Philip Rosenthal

Jay A. Fishman

Mark W. Russo

Michael S. Kriss

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Session I: Pre-transplantation, Part I
Hepatitis C Pre and Post Liver Transplantation
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Management of Hepatitis B in the Transplant Setting
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NASH – Pre and Post Transplant
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Cholestatic and Autoimmune Liver Diseases
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Transplant Immunology
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Session II: Pre-transplantation, Part II
Immunosuppression and Rejection
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Drug-induced Liver Injury
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Acute Liver Failure
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Liver Disease in the Pregnant Patient
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Alcoholic Liver Disease
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Session III: Peri-transplant Considerations
Surgical Complications: Living Liver Donors and Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipients
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MELD/PELD, Candidate Selection, and Multi-organ Transplant
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Nutrition in the Cirrhotic Patient
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Hepatobiliary and Post-transplant Malignancy
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Pediatric Breakout Session
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Session IV: Complications Post-transplant and Recurrent Disease
Infection In Transplantation
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Recurrent Disease After Liver Transplantation
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Long-term Complications Post-transplant
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Potpourri
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Final Evaluation
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