Postgraduate Course at AASLD Liver Meeting: Optimizing Endoscopic Outcomes in Liver Disease

Dates: November 9, 2018

This course is presented in conjunction with AASLD's The Liver Meeting(R).

Gastrointestinal endoscopy plays an integral role in the evaluation and management of patients with advanced liver diseases as well as patients with biliary tract disease. The endoscopic management of these patients is often complex and challenging.

During this course, you'll have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge with state-of-the-art presentations on the endoscopic management of a variety of conditions related to this special population. 

Learn more about AASLD's The Liver Meeting. 

Objectives
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Upon completion of the course participants should be able to:
• Identify how to perform high quality colonoscopy in patients with liver disease
• Employ current, evidenced based interventions for managing bleeding related to portal hypertensive gastropathy, GAVE, gastric and esophageal varices
• Discuss the role of endoscopy in managing biliary adverse events in the post-liver transplant patient
• Recognize controversies in the management of cholangiocarcinoma
• Discuss the role of endoscopic bariatric procedures  in patients with liver disease
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Hepatologists     
• Physician Assistants
• Gastroenterologists
• Surgeons
• Nurse Practitioners
• Fellows/Trainees
Agenda

 

Time

Presentation Titles

Speakers

8:00-8:05

Welcome and Introductions

Session I: Performing High Quality Endoscopy

Moderator: Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE

8:05-8:20

Do I Need to Give Platelets or Plasma? Understanding Bleeding Risk of Cirrhotic Patients

Stephen H. Caldwell, MD

8:20-8:40

Choosing Safe and Effective Sedation

John Vargo, MD, MPH, FASGE

8:40-8:55

Sweating the Small Stuff: A Checklist of Things to Consider Before Endoscopy

Joseph Ahn, MD, MS

8:55-9:15

Performing the Perfect Colonoscopy: Special Considerations in Liver Disease

Hugo E. Vargas, MD

9:15-9:30

Panel Discussion

9:30-9:45

Break

 

Session II: Diagnostic Dilemmas in Endoscopy

Moderator: Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, MS

9:45-10:05

Incidental Pancreas Cyst: What Do I Need to Do?

Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE

10:05-10:25

Approach to the Indeterminate Biliary Stricture

Bret T. Petersen, MD

10:25-10:45

Endoscopic Controversies in Cholangiocarcoma

Andrew J. Muir, MD

10:45-11:05

Evolving Management of Complex Post-Transplant Strictures: From Roux to Ischemic

Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, MS

11:05-11:55

Endoscopic Video Forum: What Would You Do?

Bret T. Petersen, MD; Roy Soetikno, MD, MS;
Andrew J. Muir, MD
Hugo E. Vargas, MD
John Vargo, MD, MPH, FASGE; Tonya Kaltenbach, MD, MS

11:55-12:55

Intermission

 


 

Session III: When It Bleeds, It Pours

Moderator: Tonya Kaltenbach, MD, MS

12:55-1:15

Management of Acute Variceal Hemorrhage

Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

1:15-1:35

Let Your Radiologist Sleep: Learning to Glue

Roy Soetikno, MD, MS

1:35-1:55

New Tools to Manage Non-Variceal Bleeding

Tonya Kaltenbach, MD, MS

1:55-2:15

Managing GAVE and Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy

David W. Victor III, MD

2:15-2:30

Panel Discussion

2:30-2:45

Break

 

Session IV: New Frontiers in Endoscopy: How Will it Change Your Liver Practice?

Moderator: Shelby A. Sullivan, MD

2:45-2:55

Pro: EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy is Ready for Prime Time

Kenneth Chang, MD

2:55-3:05

Con: We Aren't Ready to Change the Gold Standard

Joseph Ahn, MD, MS

3:05-3:25

Is Endoscopy the Cure for Fatty Liver Disease?

Shelby A. Sullivan, MD

3:25-3:45

Endoscopic Measurement of Portal Vein Pressure: Should We Be Doing it and if So How?

Kenneth Chang, MD

3:45-4:00

Panel Discussion


Registration and Housing Information

Course registration is managed through AASLD's The Liver Meeting website. 

Continuing Education Information

CME – 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Housing and Travel

AASLD negotiates the best rates with hotels near Moscone Center North and South for the conference.

Information about housing and transportation can be found here.