7th Annual Western Michigan Liver Round-Up

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Registration: 7:30AM
Course Adjourns: 12:20PM

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave. NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-774-2000

Target Audience

This course is directed to family and general practitioners, gastroenterologists, internists, nurses and other primary care providers including nurse practitioners and physician assistants interested in expanding their knowledge of clinical hepatology.

Course Objectives

Following this course, the participants will understand and be able to implement:

  • Latest developments in the use of oral antiviral agents for chronic HCV including patients with renal failure and decompensated cirrhosis.
  • Approach to the diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease including the use of medical and behavioral approaches.
  • Use of medical, radiological, and surgical therapies for patients with benign liver masses. 
  • Indications and outcomes with EUS and ERCP for benign and malignant pancreaticobiliary disease including the use of gallbladder stents.
  • Novel biomarkers to detect and monitor alcoholic liver disease and the latest approach to facilitating abstinence via anti-craving agents.

Registration Information

Registration fees include breakfast and educational materials. You are urged to register as soon as you are certain of attending as we cannot guarantee educational materials for participants who are not preregistered by September 28, 2018. Checks (in US currency) must be payable to the University of Michigan. American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover are also accepted. Payment is due at time of registration.

Registration Rates

  • General Rate
    • $60 non-refundable
  • Michigan Medicine, including Metro Health, Faculty & Staff
    • $30

Registration Options

Online: Register Here
Mail or Fax: Registration Form


Conference registrations, including parking information and maps, will be confirmed by email. If you do not receive confirmation, or if the information is in question, please contact 734-936-7093.

Recording the Program

Recording the program with battery-operated tape recorders not requiring podium microphones is permitted for the registrant’s personal use.

Accreditation & Credit Designation

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category I credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

An application has been submitted to the American Osteopathic Association for credits.  Other credits by specialty may apply.

Nurses: The Michigan State Board of Nursing recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as an approved provider of continuing medical education for nurses. CME credits awarded at this program may be applied to the 25 hour relicensing requirements, per Rule 2.a., Michigan State Board of Nursing.

Transplant Certification: Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs) have been applied for through the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC).

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4 Medical Knowledge 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.


Hotel rooms at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel are available at a discounted rate of $179 plus tax. Reservations must be made by September 12, 2018. After that date, these rooms will be released to the public. Please mention the University of Michigan Western Michigan Liver Round-Up room block.

Program Schedule

Please see the attached course brochure.

Contact Information

U-M Transplant Center
300 North Ingalls Street, Room 5D17
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5415

Phone: (734) 936-7093
Fax: (734) 647-3417
Email: transplantoutreach@umich.edu