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Shahid Malik, MD presents indications for liver transplantation and the controversies around medical therapy in patients with acute severe alcoholic hepatitis.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Recognize that liver transplant for acute severe alcoholic hepatitis is based largely in part on a sentinel study
  • Explain medical therapy in patients with acute severe alcoholic hepatitis and identify potential risks of treatment
  • Identify alcohol as an indication for liver transplant


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

All presenters' disclosures 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 0.075 continuing education units (CEU), which is equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

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Release Date: 9/10/2019 | Last Modified On: 1/30/2020 | Expires: 9/10/2020


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