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Drs. Jaideep Behari, J. Wallis Marsh, and Dhiraj Yadav each present from the 2015 Update in Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Transplantation conference. These experts will present updates on various topics, including the evaluation and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and the Medical and Transplant Considerations of pancreatitis.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Understanding the etiopathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Identify the mechanism of pain for therapies in chronic pancreatitis.
  • 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. Gastroenterology 2013;144:1252-61
  2. Clin Gastro Hepatol 2011;9:266-73; Dig Liver Dis 2009;41:311-7
  3. Vernon, 2011, Aliment Pharmacol Ther
  4. Sanchez, 2015, J Clin Endocrinol Metabol
  5. VanWyk J, Halgrimson CG, Giles G, Lilly J, Martineau G, Starzl TE  Liver transplantation in biliary atresia with concomitant hepatoma
  6. S Afr Med J  1972
  7. Llovet JM, Hernandez-Gea V.  Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Reasons for Phase III Failure and Novel Perspectives on Trial Design.  Clin Cancer Res; 2014: 20(8); 2072–9


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

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

Consultant: Abbvie, Inc.

Other: (Royalties-Revenue) Up to Date

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 1.75 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 (0.175) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 10/27/15 | Last Modified On: 10/27/15 | Expires: 10/27/16

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