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UPMC’s Swaytha Ganesh, MD, Christopher Hughes, MD, and Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, PhD, provide an update in medical hepatology. Dr. Ganesh explains UPMC’s living-donor liver transplant procedures. Dr. Hughes recalls the current trends in liver transplantation, and Dr. Duarte-Rojo reviews the newest updates on the management of cirrhosis.

Educational Objectives 

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

  • Identify who may be a living donor living transplant donor and explain treatments
  • Recall living donor champion goals
  • Explain how livers are allocated in the United States
  • Recall indications for transplantation of a patient with cholangiocarcinoma
  • Describe indications for transplantation of a patient with colorectal cancer mets to the liver
  • Explain clinically significant portal hypertension
  • Recognize when to stop giving beta blockers to patients with advanced liver disease
  • Recall techniques used to make TIPS safer while optimizing efficacy


Drs. Ganesh, Hughes, and Duarte-Rojo have 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

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page.

Release Date: 6/30/2021 | Last Modified On: 6/30/2021 | Expires: 6/30/2022

This course has been expired.