Liver Transplantation

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • CPE: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 6, 2017
  • Expires: Feb 5, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
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Malay B.  Shah Malay B. Shah, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

According to the American Liver Foundation, liver disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States (US). In addition, up to 5.4 million Americans have chronic hepatitis B or C and more than six million children in the US have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Because the rate of liver disease is expected to increase across the country, it is important for medical professionals to understand the causes and clinical features of cirrhosis; be able to explain the clinical effects of cirrhosis when undergoing general surgical procedures; and describe the indications for liver transplant, the liver allocation system, and the implications of the MELD score.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Health Administrators, Medical Assistants/Technicians, Cardiovascular Technicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Researchers


Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to:

  1. Identify causes and clinical features of cirrhosis
  2. Describe clinical effects of cirrhosis when undergoing general surgical procedures
  3. Explain indications for liver transplant
  4. Discuss liver allocation and implications of the MELD score


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Systems-based practice

ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-17-018-H01-P and will award 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.75 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors, planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK Transplant Center.