The University of Kentucky Transplant Center is hosting the 2017 Bruce Lucas Hepatology and Liver Transplant Symposium on Friday, October 13 at Kroger Field (previously Commonwealth Stadium) Recruitment Room – 1540 University Drive.
Overview: This program will provide education and insights about new medications that have recently been approved for the treatment of liver diseases. In addition, providers will learn how a multidisciplinary approach to liver disease management can be beneficial for patients. Finally, this program will help providers understand how to refer patients for a liver transplant evaluation in a timely manner, before patients are too sick to receive a transplant.
Target Audience: Gastroenterologists, nephrologists, urologists, primary care and family medicine physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.
Objectives: Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
• Describe the complications of portal hypertension and liver disease.
• Describe the multidisciplinary approach in the management of liver disease.
• Describe new treatments for liver disease.
• Describe the role of liver transplantation in the treatment of liver disease.
• Discuss basic principles in hepatocellular carcinoma treatment.
• Describe how the successful management of liver tumors involves care from multiple disciplines working in close coordination.
• Describe how immunosuppression impacts transplant patients.
CME credit is available.