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Christopher B. Hughes, MD, discusses reasons for machine perfusion during liver transplants.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Identify the reasons for placing a liver on a machine perfusion device prior to transplantation
  • Recognize the hemodynamics of post reperfusion syndrome
  • Describe potential ways to improve allograft quality prior to transplant


Dr. Hughes has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters' disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

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

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.075) continuing education units (CEU), which is equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your Social Security number (SSN) on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 9/3/2019 | Last Modified On: 9/3/2019 | Expires: 9/3/2020


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