This audiocast program provides a comprehensive update on Living Donor Liver Transplantation at UPMC, including donor selection and the evaluation process; recipient selection for adult and pediatric patients; risk versus benefit analysis; outcomes from national studies; donor complications, including morbidity and recent mortalities; measures being taken to ensure donor safety; current trends; and future innovations.

UPMC Transplantation Service is one of the nation's leading transplant programs and has performed more than 17, 000 transplants. Founded under transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl, MD, the program has been a leader in innovations in the field of transplantation for nearly 30 years.


Cigna LifeSOURCE Webinar

Sponsored by
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation and Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

Abhinav Humar, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division Chief, Transplant Surgery
Clinical Director, Starzl Transplant Institute

“Latest Update:
Living Donor Liver Transplantation”

Originally Broadcasted on:

Thursday, January 20, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Live Broadcast

Target Audience: This program is intended for community based gastroenterologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, transplant surgeons, primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurses, transplant coordinators, case managers, social workers, fellows and residents seeking updated information to enhance the clinical care and management of transplant patients.

Overall Goals of the Program: To provide cutting-edge information about clinical treatment and research in the transplantation field and related disciplines.

Faculty Disclosure: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any any entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies. No significant financial relationships with commercial entities were disclosed by Abhinav Humar. MD.

Continuing Education Credit: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.10) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

Presenters for this program have been requested to identify financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which, in the context of their topics, could be perceived as real or apparent conflicts of interest.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  •     Discuss the main advantages and disadvantages of live donor liver transplant.
  •     Outline the evaluation process for choosing suitable recipients and donors for LDLT.
  •     Discuss the donor risks associated with this procedure.

Release Date: 1/20/2010 | Last Modified On: 4/2/2012 | Expires: 4/1/2013

This course has been expired.