At the Forefront of Hepatology

Chicago, IL US
May 4, 2019
This educational program will increase knowledge and understanding of new technology and treatment strategies in liver disease. It will increase learner knowledge with a direct positive impact on patient outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the diagnosis and management of liver diseases.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how to implement up-to-date evidence-based medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases;
  • Describe the role of emerging technologies for medical and surgical management of liver diseases;
  • Analyze treatment strategies for hepatocellular carcinoma;
  • Summarize the diagnosis and treatment options for different types of hepatitis;
  • Assess new and emerging therapies for different types of liver disease;
  • Identify how to apply new knowledge to challenging cases in hepatology.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Amy Majkowski
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 4.25 Participation
Event starts: 
05/04/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/04/2019 - 1:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

At the Forefront of Hepatology Agenda

University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Room 100
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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Accommodations will be available at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile located at 505 North Michigan Avenue. Situated right on the Chicago Magnificent Mile, one block north of the Chicago River, attendees have easy access to restaurants, high end shopping, and all the attractions the city has to offer.

Rate: $289/night.
Booking: Guests can reserve a room by calling Derek Trekell at 312-321-8752 and mention the UChicago conference.

Discount parking is available for purchase for $18 in the following lot only: 201 E. Illinois St. (Uncovered).

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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Amy Majkowski at

 The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Andrew Aronsohn, MD
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Director, GI Telehealth
  Chair, Digestive Diseases Alumni Committee

  Michael Charlton, MD 
  Professor of Medicine
  Director, Liver Program
  John J. Fung, MD, PhD
  Professor of Surgery
  Chief, Section of Transplantation
  Director, Transplantation Institute

  Anjana A. Pillai, MD
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Medicl Director, Liver Tumor Clinic

Kimberly Vlodek, MSN, RN
Nurse Associate


Michael R. Lucey, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Medical Director, UW Liver Transplant Program
Co-Medical Director, Digestive Health Center
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Kimberly Brown, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Henry Ford Health System

Talia B. Baker, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Program and Surgical Director, Liver Transplant
Director, Living Donor Liver Transplant Program
Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Sonali Paul, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Metabolic and Fatty Liver Clinic
Gautham Reddy, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director,
Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Steven Zanagan, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Program Director,
Interventional Radiology Residency


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nursing Credit
The University of Chicago Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 4 continuing nursing education units.

Other Health Professions Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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