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17th Annual Hot Topics in Liver Disease Conference

CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

17th Annual Hot Topics in Liver Disease Conference

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Physicians   more info 140 Tickets Oct 5, 2016 $93.84 $6.16
Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants   more info 93 Tickets Oct 5, 2016 $22.76 $2.24
Nurses (RN & BSN) 162 Tickets Oct 5, 2016 $22.76 $2.24
Other Healthcare Professionals 99 Tickets Oct 8, 2016 $22.76 $2.24
Free Admission for Students: Medical or Nursing Students, Residents and Fellows 76 Tickets Oct 5, 2016 Free $0.00
Baylor Liver and Transplant Clinic Faculty & Nursing Staff ONLY 90 Tickets Oct 5, 2016 Free $0.00

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Program Overview:

The rapid progress of basic science and clinical research in hepatology makes it impossible for clinical practitioners—primary care providers, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, nurses, practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare providers—to keep up or discern which advances are ready for clinical application.  The goal of our 17th annual conference is to summarize the newest information that can be utilized immediately in clinical practice.  Our faculty experts include five internationally acclaimed guest faculty and eight Baylor academic, clinical hepatologists.  Three are past presidents of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. We chose only topics that are frequently encountered in clinical practice, such as the diagnosis and management of cirrhosis and its complications, metabolic, genetic and hepatotoxic liver diseases and chronic viral and autoimmune liver diseases.  Ample time has been scheduled for questions and discussion during panels following each section.

Target Audience:

  • Medical, Family Practice and Surgical Residents
  • Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Trainees
  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Transplant Fellows
  • Primary Care Physicians in Family Practice or General Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists
  • Transplant Nurse Coordinators
  • Nurses in Outpatient and Inpatient Settings
  • Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Educational Objectives:

After attending this conference, the participant should be able to:

  1. Apply advances in the diagnosis of the functional stage of progression of cirrhosis and new diagnostic tests and management options for complications of cirrhosis.
  2. Apply new diagnostic and management strategies to genetic, metabolic and alcoholic liver diseases and recognize hepatobiliary diseases unique to pregnancy.
  3. Choose the most up-to-date therapy for patients with chronic HCV infections of all 6 genotypes, including cirrhotic and difficult to treat populations, as well as identify and treat the common autoimmune liver diseases seen in clinical practice.
  4. Anticipate the challenges and opportunities of clinical hepatology in the next decade.

Format of Conference: 

The conference will consist of lectures, which will include questions for the audience to answer anonymously using a computerized audience response keypad.  Each lecture will summarize Key Take Home messages regarding the clinical application of the new knowledge. Each session will conclude with a moderated Question and Answer period for the speakers of that session. The conference will conclude with a Grand Prize Drawing.     

Program and Course Director: 

John Moore Vierling, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Chief of Hepatology
Director of Baylor Liver Health
Director of Advanced Liver Therapies
Program Director, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center


Bruce Bacon, MD
John Hoefs, MD
F. Blaine Hollinger, MD
Prasun Jalal, MD
Saira Khaderi, MD, MPH
Willis Maddrey, MD, MACP, FRCP
Ayse Mindikoglu, MD, MPH
Paul Pockros
Abbas Rana, MD
Risë Stribling, MD
Gagan Sood, MD
Norman Sussman, MD


CME: Texas Heart® Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate withthe extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

 7.41 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this activity. To receive a certificate of completion with awarded 7.41 contact hours, you are required to sign in at registration, attend the entire program, and return the completed evaluation form.

 CEPTC: CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an approved provider by the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) of Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs).

7.41 CEPTCs will be awarded for the successful completion of this activity

 Commercial Support:

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has received an education grant from Gilead to help fund this continuing education activity




Have questions about 17th Annual Hot Topics in Liver Disease Conference? Contact CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

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The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024

Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Nina Forward
Liver Transplant Outreach Coordinator


CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center 
Cell Phone: 713.882.0136
transplantevents@stlukeshealth.org or nforward@stlukeshealth.org







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