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2018 Update in Abdominal Transplantation Medicine and Surgery

May 4, 2018

Conference Objectives

This conference will provide health care professionals 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, and 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, dialysis care team members, insurance case managers, nurses, referring primary care physicians, and advanced practice providers.

Course Directors

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

Swaytha Ganesh, MD
Medical Director, Living Donor Program
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, UPMC

Amit Tevar, MD
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, UPMC

Presented by:

UPMC Transplant Services
UPMC Liver Cancer Center
UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

Continuing Education Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

For additional information, please contact Susan Piccirilli at

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institute.