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Dr. Patrick McKiernan discusses metabolic liver disease in children and the different steps involved in treatment plans.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to

  • Recognize common causes of metabolic liver disease
  • Recognize the role of drug treatment of metabolic liver disease
  • Appreciate the role of liver transplantation for metabolic liver disease

Reading Resources:

  1. Mazariegos G, Shneider B, Burton B, Fox IJ, Hadzic N, Kishnani P, Morton DH, McIntire S, Sokol RJ, Summar M, White D,
  2. Chavanon V, Vockley J. Liver transplantation for pediatric metabolic disease. Mol Genet Metab. 2014 Apr;111(4):418-27
  3. Dhawan A. Clinical human hepatocyte transplantation: Current status and challenges. Liver Transpl. 2015 Nov;21 Suppl 1:S39-44.
  4. McKiernan PJ, Hoffmann G. Metabolic liver Disease. Hoffmann et al. (Eds.): Inherited Metabolic Diseases, 2nd edition. Springer.2016


Dr. McKiernan has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • CE Speakers' Bureau: Alexion

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 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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Release Date: 10/11/2016 | Last Modified On: 10/11/2016 | Expires: 10/11/2017

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