Wednesday October 16, 2019 

NASPGHAN Single Topic Symposium 2019
Chronic Liver Disease Management for the Gastroenterologist
Directors:
Saeed Mohammad, MD
Mercedes Martinez, MD

Objective: The objective of this program is to provide guidance on practical aspects of the management of children with chronic liver disease and liver transplantation, including updates on new therapies for chronic liver diseases.

Target Audience: Practitioners with a primary focus in general gastroenterology and trainees.

 

8:00am - 8:10am   Introduction

Saeed Mohammad MD, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Course Director

 

Session I - Diagnostic Challenges in Pediatric Liver Disease

Moderators:  Saeed Mohammad MD and Vannia Kasper MD

8:10am - 8:30am  How do I best evaluate a cholestatic infant?
Sanjiv Harpavat MD Texas Children’s Hospital 

8:30am - 8:50am How do I interpret these genetic results?
Saul Karpen MD, Emory University

8:50am - 9:10am  What do these abnormal LFT’s mean in a tween?
William F. Balistreri MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

9:10am - 9:30am What do I do with this abnormal radiology finding?
 Jean Molleston MD, Riley Children’s Hospital

9:30am - 9:50am     Discussion/Question

9:50am - 10:00am  Break

Session II - Frontiers in Liver Therapeutics

Moderators: Mercedes Martinez MD and Parvathi Mohan MD

10:00am -  10:20am  Keynote Speaker: Outcomes for the future: How do we improve on the status quo?
Ronald J. Sokol MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado

10:20am - 10:40am  How do I treat and when do I transfer my patient with Acute Liver Failure to a transplant center?
Robert Squires MD Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC
 
10:40am - 11:00am  Should I offer treatment for my patients with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C?
Regino Gonzalez Peralata MD, University of Florida

11:00am - 11:20am  Are there any medical therapies for NASH?  
Rohit Kohli MBBS, MS, University of California Los Angeles

11:20-11:40  Discussion/Question 

11:45am - 12:45pm   Lunch Session - Group discussion on difficult cases

Moderator: Cara Mack MD
Panel: Simon Ling MD, Hospital for Sick Kids
Ronald J. Sokol MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Estella Alonso MD, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

Session III - Update on Portal HTN: Assessment and Management

Moderators: Samar Ibrahim MD and Alexander Weymann MD

12:45pm - 1:15pm   What are the causes of portal HTN? Evaluation of the patient with non-cirrhotic portal HTN?
Simon Ling MB, ChB, Hospital for Sick Kids

1:15pm - 1:35pm   What are the new innovative medical and endoscopic therapies available to manage the patients with portal HTN?
Rene Romero MD, Children’s Hospital of Atlanta
 
1:35pm - 1:55pm   The role of the interventional radiologist in the treatment of portal HTN: How can I help you?
Jared Green MD, Director Interventional Radiology Northwestern University

1:55pm - 2:15pm   When to consider surgery in the treatment of portal HTN?
Ricardo Superina MD, Northwestern University

2:15pm - 2:30pm   Discussion/Questions

2:30pm - 2:45pm   Break

Session IV - Liver Transplant: Pre- and Post-Transplant Considerations

Moderators: James Squires MD and Jennifer Vittorio MD

2:45pm - 3:05pm   When should I refer my patient for liver transplant?
Shikha Sundaram MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado

3:05pm - 3:25pm   Where will we get our organs from in 2020?
Jean Emond MD, Columbia University Medical College

3:25pm - 3:45pm   What should I do if my liver transplant patient has elevated liver tests?  
Udeme Ekong MD, Yale University School of Medicine

3:45pm - 4:05pm   Will my child have a normal life after transplant?
Estella Alonso MD, Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital

4:05pm - 4:25pm   Discussion/Questions

4:25pm - 4:30pm   Closure
Mercedes Martinez MD, Columbia University School of Medicine, Course Director

4:30pm - 6:00 pm   Reception

CME Information

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support 


ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGAN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician
The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NASPGHAN designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to NASPGHAN.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed in the program book. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.