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Liver Symposium - CME/CE-Accredited Sessions for Healthcare Professionals

The Medical Advisory Committee of the American Liver Foundation's (ALF) Great Lakes Division will celebrate Liver Awareness Month by hosting their first annual Liver Symposium at the Stonegate Conference Center on October 25, 2014.

Experts from hospitals and teaching institutions in the Great Lakes Region will present on the following topics:

Session 1: Hepatitis C - Dr. Sean Koppe, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Screening, diagnosis, referral, and navigating the new world of HCV treatment.

Session 2: Hepatocellular Carcinoma/Liver Cancer - Dr. Costica Aloman, University of Illinois

Identifying liver tumors, detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

Session 3: NASH - Dr. Helen Te, University of Chicago

Diagnosis, comorbidities, treatment and referral.

Session 4: Cirrhosis - Dr. Sheila Eswaran, Rush University Medical Center

Identifying cirrhosis and determining when to refer patients for transplant.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to demonstrate the ability to:

· Evaluate the need for screening at-risk patients (based on common comorbidities) for NAFLD/NASH.

· Predict the prevalence of NASH in the United States based on rate of obesity and common comorbidities.

· Compare best practices for detecting liver tumors.

· Asses the hepatologist and oncologist perspectives on treating HCC.

· Assess the need for screening and diagnosis in the "Baby Boomer" birth cohort.

· Evaluate the new and previous best practices for referral and treatment of HCV and future changes.

· Predict when to refer patients with cirrhosis for liver transplant.

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