Overview of Transplantation for Acute on Chronic Liver Failure

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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

Dr. Vinay Sundaram is a transplant hepatologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he serves as assistant medical director of liver transplantation and director of hepatology outcomes research. He has been a member of the AASLD since 2009. He is actively involved with numerous committees including the AASLD membership and mentorship committee, chair of the education subcommittee for the clinical practice special interest group.  In addition, he is on the membership and professional standards committee for UNOS. His research interests include end-stage liver disease, acute on chronic liver failure and post-transplant outcomes. He has over 100 published manuscripts and abstracts and is on the editorial board for Hepatology Communications. 

Constantine J. Karvellas (Moderator)

Dr. Constantine (Dean) Karvellas 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.

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