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Liver Update Webcast Series (non-CME)

Liver Update helps health care providers who treat patients with liver disease stay abreast of current research and clinical trials presented at the recent American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) meeting. Expert faculty present the most clinically germane research, synthesize the findings, and discuss their implications for clinical practice. This series provides a valuable opportunity for practitioners not able to attend the national meeting to stay abreast of the most clinically important research.

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Webcasts

Liver Update Webcast Series: Recent Developments in Portal Hypertension
Recent Developments in Portal Hypertension
William D. Carey, MD and Kevin Mullen, MD
Estimated Time: 30 minutes
Release Date:  April 30, 2012
Type: Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine & Subspecialties, Family Practice
Liver Update Webcast Series: Recent Advances in Viral Hepatitis
Recent Advances in Viral Hepatitis
Pierre M. Gholam, MD, AGAF and Anthony Post, MD
Estimated Time: 45 minutes
Release Date:  April 30, 2012
Type: Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine & Subspecialties, Family Practice
Liver Update Webcast Series: Fatty Liver Disease, Alcoholic Liver Disease, and Cholestatis
Fatty Liver Disease, Alcoholic Liver Disease, and Cholestatis
Naim Alkhouri, MD; Kyrsten Fairbanks, MD; and Claudia Zein, MD
Estimated Time: 45 minutes
Release Date:  April 30, 2012
Type: Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine & Subspecialties, Family Practice
Liver Update Webcast Series: Contemporary Issues in Liver Disease - Case-Based Discussion
Contemporary Issues in Liver Disease - Case-Based Discussion
Mohammad Ashfaq, MD; William D. Carey, MD; Pierre M. Gholam, MD, AGAF; and Mousab Tabbaa, MD
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Release Date:  April 30, 2012
Type: Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine & Subspecialties, Family Practice

Series Objectives

  1. Define key management and counseling issues regarding prevention, containment, and transmission of liver disease.
  2. Describe the most important research findings related to hepatitis B and C and cholestatic liver disease, as they apply to clinical practice, and relate their effects on established practice guidelines.
  3. Identify optimal treatment strategies for liver disease and related complications based on the most recent clinical trial data.
  4. Compare and contrast new therapeutic modalities as they relate to established therapies.
  5. Select the most effective screening and monitoring strategies for identifying and managing patients with liver disease.
  6. Discuss ongoing clinical trials and analyze their potential effect on clinical practice.

Target Audience

This series is designed for all health care providers who treat patients with liver disease including internists, family practitioners, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Activity Directors

William D. Carey, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Pierre M. Gholam, MD, AGAF
Associate Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Medical Director
Liver Center of Excellence
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH