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2019 Update in Abdominal Transplantation Medicine and Surgery

May 10, 2019

Abdominal Transplant Conference

Intents and Objectives

This conference will provide health care professionals with an overview of current trends, management techniques, and new innovations and research to treat liver and kidney diseases. Experts will present updates on various topics, including:

  • Living donor transplants
  • Trends in organ allocation
  • Caring for patients with end-stage liver and kidney disease

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for liver, kidney, oncology, and intestinal health care providers, including gastroenterologists, nephrologists, hepatologists, oncologists, abdominal and general surgeons, insurance case managers, referring primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, and dialysis care team members. View full course brochure here.

Course Directors

Abhinav Humar, MD
Thomas E. Starzl Professor of Transplantation Surgery
Clinical Director, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, UPMC
Chief, Division of Transplantation Surgery
UPMC Department of Surgery

Christopher B. Hughes, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, UPMC
UPMC Department of Surgery

Puneet Sood, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, UPMC

Armando Ganoza, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
UPMC Department of Surgery,
Division of Abdominal Transplantation

Presented By

UPMC Transplant Services
UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

Pre-Conference Event 

In addition to the conference, physicians are invited to attend a pre-conference event at the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE).

Thursday, May 9 
3 to 6 p.m.

204 Sigma Drive, RIDC Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Susan Piccirilli at