12th Annual Advanced Liver Disease and Liver Transplantation Update 2017

Friday,  19, 2017
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Course Adjourns: 3:15 p.m.

Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
21111 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48375
Phone: (248) 349-4000 
Fax: (248) 349-4066


Course Co-Directors

Course Brochure

Target Audience

This course is directed to gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, surgeons and other health care providers including nurse practitioners, social workers, physician assistants and nurses involved in the management of patients with cirrhosis and advanced liver disease.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to provide an update on recent developments in the management of patients with advanced liver disease including chronic hepatitis C, cirrhosis and complications of portal hypertension. Through a series of overview lectures and case presentations, participants will become familiar with the use of oral antiviral agents for HCV, the indications and outcomes with adult living donor and deceased donor liver transplantation, machine preservation of livers, organ allocation policy proposals, local access to mental health providers, and diagnosis and staging of CKD after transplant.

The goal of this course is for the following objectives to be understood and utilized within your practice:

  • When and who to treat with HCV
  • Efficacy and safety of novel oral antiviral agents in special patient populations including decompensated HCV cirrhosis and dialysis patients
  • Reasons for readmission of cirrhotic patients and effective strategies to minimize readmissions
  • Indications and outcomes with living donor liver transplantation
  • Benefits of normothermic vs. hypothermic cooling of donor organs
  • Recent proposals regarding liver allocation
  • How to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease after liver transplantation
  • How to refer patients with substance use disorders to local mental health providers (ER vs. outpatient appointment)

Registration Information

Registration fees include refreshments 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 May 5, 2017. 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
    • $100, non-refundable
  • U-M Faculty and Staff
    • $50

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 6 AMA PRA Category 1 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.

Social Work: An application has been submitted for CEs and an approval is pending with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.

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 6 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (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 the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Program Schedule

Please see the course brochure for further information.

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