3rd Annual At the Forefront of Hepatology: Team Liver: The Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

Chicago, IL US
June 6, 2020


The decision to cancel forms part of continual efforts to adhere to CDC and institutional recommended practices amidst the spread of COVID-19.We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, though we only want to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Registered attendees have been sent an e-mail with more information.
This program will focus on the importance of a multidisciplinary format and team approach to liver diseases which is the new era of medicine. We will discuss treatment strategies and updates on hepatitis C elimination, fatty liver disease, primary liver cancer and liver transplantation. This educational program will increase the knowledge and understanding of new technology and treatment strategies in liver disease and 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 the utility and importance of a multi-disciplinary team approach in the treatment of liver diseases;
  • Outline 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;
  • Summarize treatment strategies important to a multidisciplinary clinic designed for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, fatty liver disease, and liver transplantation;
  • Analyze how telemedicine can play a critical role for elimination strategies for hepatitis C;
  • Assess the new and emerging therapies for different types of liver disease;
  • Identify how to apply new knowledge to challenging cases in hepatology.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Amy Majkowski
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 ABIM
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.25 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 5.25 Participation
Event starts: 
06/06/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/06/2020 - 2:50pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Agenda subject to change.

University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Room 621
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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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 amajkowski@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu.

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

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

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


Robert S. Brown Jr., MD, MPH  Robert S. Brown Jr., MD, MPH
  Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine
  Vice Chef, Mentorship and Academic Development
  Clinical Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  Weill Cornell Medicine

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
Collen Blackshear, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Daniel Fridberg, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Neuroscience
Annie Guinane, RD, LDN, CNSC
Registered Dietician, Transplant
Rakesh Navuluri, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director, Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Director, Interventional Radiology Residency
Vivek N. Prachand, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Chief Quality Officer, Department of Surgery
Helen S. Te, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Adult Liver Transplant
 Kimberly Vlodek, MSN, RN
Nurse Associate


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 5.25 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 5.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. 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 5.25 continuing nursing education units.

Other Health Professional 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.
Please Note: Requests to claim MOC Part II credit must be made within one month to report to ABIM. Requests to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after three months will be subject to additional fees.


The decision to cancel forms part of continual efforts to adhere to CDC and institutional recommended practices amidst the spread of COVID-19.We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, though we only want to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Registered attendees have been sent an e-mail with more information.
REGISTRATION: Click the button below to register!
Profession TypeFee
Nurses/Other Healthcare Professionals$30
Trainees (Residents & Fellows)FREE

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