More Information on General Public Session Presenters
Liver Symposium Medical Chair Dr. Rockford Yapp
"We need to take this seriously-liver disease affects 30 million Americans," explains Liver Symposium Chair Rockford Yapp, MD, of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and Digestive Health Services. "I believe that the upcoming Liver Symposium will serve as a critical resource for the general public, patients and healthcare professionals on proper diagnosis, new treatment options and wellness practices for liver disease patients."
CME Session Moderator Dr. Andrew Aronsohn
Opening Remarks Delivered By Dr. Donald Jensen
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:
Screening, diagnosis, referral, and navigating the new world of HCV treatment.
Identifying liver tumors, detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
Diagnosis, comorbidities, treatment and referral.
Identifying cirrhosis and determining when to refer patients for transplant.
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.