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Drs. Christopher Hughes and Abhinav Humar each presented at the 2015 Update in Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Transplantation conference. These experts will discuss living donor liver transplantation and the process that a transplant center needs to go through in order to get a patient transplanted.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Detect when to refer a patient for liver transplant evaluation
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of LDLT for the individual patient with liver failure
  • Identify the optimal timing for offering LDLT to patients

 Reading Resources:

  1. Long-term health-related quality of life after living donation. Liver Transplantation. August 2015.
  2. Defining Long-term Outcomes With Living Donor Liver Transplantation in North America. Annals of Surgery. September 2015.
  3. Gastrointestinal side effects in liver transplant recipients taking enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium vs. mycophenolate mofetil. Clinical Transplant. July 2014.


Drs. Hughes and Humar have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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 for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 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 (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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**This activity provides AMA/ACCME Category I CME and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Release Date: 11/2/15 | Last Modified On: 11/2/15 | Expires: 11/2/16

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