Webcast CME

Liver Update Webcast Series

Contemporary Issues in Liver Disease-
Case-based Discussion (non-CME)

 

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Release Date:   April 30, 2012

Estimated Time of Completion:  1 hour

Description

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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide update regarding the progression in treatment modalities and outcomes for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) over the past two decades.
  2. Increase awareness regarding the impact of screening on HCC outcomes.
  3. Recognize importance of a thorough cardiac evaluation for achieving optimal post liver transplant outcomes.
  4. Recognize the role of alpha fetoproteins levels in identifying potential HCC recurrence in liver transplant patients.
  5. Summarize the impact of immunosuppressants following liver transplant on hepatitis C treatment and pegylated interferon-based HIV therapy.

Target Audience

This activity 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 Director and Faculty

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

Faculty

Mohammad Ashfaq, MD
University Hospitals Case
Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

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

Mousab Tabbaa, MD
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH



The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants
for partial support of this activity from:

Abbott Laboratories
Genentech
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Center for Continuing Education and Digestive Disease Institute.