Overview

This educational activity includes expert speakers sharing their knowledge on hepatology and liver transplantation. It will provide education and insights about a comprehensive, end-end-approach to liver disease in all stages of care. In addition, providers will learn how a multidisciplinary approach to liver disease management can be beneficial for patients. Participants will also learn about new drone technology used for organ procurement and transport. Finally, this program will help providers understand how to refer patients for a liver transplant evaluation in a timely manner, before patients are too sick to receive a transplant.

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Speakers

Anthony Fritz, PharmD


Clinical Specialty Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care Services Digestive Health Program/Hepatitis Clinic UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Timothy Ainger, PhD


Assistant Professor, Neurology University of Kentucky College of Medicine Kentucky Neuroscience Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Malay Shah, MD, FACS


Associate Professor, Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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TrisAnn Rendulic, PharmD, BCPS


Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Transplant Pharmacist Coordinator UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Michael Bardo, PhD


University Research Professor, Psychology Director, Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Lexington, Kentucky
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Anna Christina dela Cruz, MD


Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical Director, Liver Transplantation Program Director, Hepatology Fellowship UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Joseph Scalea, MD


Assistant Professor, Surgery and Immunology University of Maryland School of Maryland Director, Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplantation University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore, Maryland
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Jonathan Berger, MD


Assistant Professor, Surgery, Abdominal Transplant University of Kentucky College of Medicine Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Susan McDowell, MD


Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical Director Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Lexington, Kentucky
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Meera Gupta, MD


Transplant Surgeon and Clinician-scientist Surgical Director, Living Donor Kidney Program UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Hanine El Haddad, MD


Assistant Professor, Medicine, Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Christopher Reams, MPH


Transplant Network Administrator and Development Manager UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Madison Hilgendorf, MS, RD, CSO, LD


Registered Dietitian UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Accreditation

Medicine
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 live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 and Medical knowledge 

Physician Assistant

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5 hours AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s). PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs. 

Nursing
The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 5.0 ANCC contact hours.
The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 6.0 KBN contact hours. Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-1085. In order to receive credit, participants will complete the CNE activity, complete the evaluation form. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

ANCC credit may be used as credit needed in the 40 added credit hours to the 20 approved by the ABTC board to equal 60 credits needed for nursing ABTC recertification. 

Other
UK HealthCare CECentral certifies this activity for 5 hours of participation. 

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with UK Transplant Center.

Registration Fee

The $50 registration fee includes educational materials, a continuing education online statement of credit, and breakfast, lunch, and beverage breaks. Please indicate when registering if you require any special physical accommodations to attend this activity.