Liver Conference

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women | 4th Floor Conference Center | 6651 Main St. | Houston | 77030


About the Conference

This conference is designed for health care professionals who manage critically ill children with liver disease (neonates to adolescents). Internationally-recognized speakers will explore cutting-edge topics including but not limited to etiopathogenesis, diagnostic evaluation, intensive care management, extracorporeal support, anesthesia, liver transplantation, long-term outcome and research in children with liver failure.


7:30 – 7:50: Breakfast and Registration

7:50 – 8:00: Opening Remarks (Lara Shekerdemian - Baylor College of Medicine)

Session 1: Current Topics in Liver Failure, Part 1

Moderated by: Tamir Miloh, Baylor College of Medicine

8:00 – 8:25: Nuances of Liver Transplantation (John Goss - Baylor College of Medicine)

8:25 – 8:50: Acute Liver Failure: Lessons Learned from the PALF Study (Robert Squires - University of Pittsburgh)

8:50 – 9:15: End-stage Liver Disease (Benjamin Shneider - Baylor College of Medicine)

9:15 – 9:40: Acute on Chronic Liver Failure: (Patrick Kamath - Mayo Clinic)

9:40 – 9:50: Questions and Answers

9:50-10:05 Coffee/Snack Break

Session 1, Current Topics in Liver Failure, Part 2

Moderated by: Tamir Miloh, Baylor College of Medicine

10:05 – 10:30: Neonatal Liver Failure (Shikha Sundaram - University of Colorado)

10:30 – 10:55: Infectious Workup and Management in Pediatric Liver Failure (Flor Munoz - Baylor College of Medicine)

10:55 – 11:20: HLH and Acute Liver Failure (Kenneth McClain - Baylor College of Medicine)

11:20 – 11:30: Questions and Answers

11:30- 12:30: Lunch

Session 2: Intensive Care Management for Liver Failure

Moderated by: Lara Shekerdemian, Baylor College of Medicine

12:30 – 12:55: The Liver ICU: A Unique Approach To Perioperative Care (Fong Lam - Baylor College of Medicine)

12:55 – 1:25:  Hepatic Encephalopathy and Neuroprotection (Mark Wainwright - University of Washington)

1:25 – 1:55: Management of Bleeding (Jun Teruya - Baylor College of Medicine)

1:55 – 2:10: Questions and Answers

2:10 – 2:25 Break

Session 3: Extra-corporeal Therapies in Liver Failure

Moderated by: Trung Nguyen, Baylor College of Medicine

2:25 – 2:50:  Hemodialysis and Plasma Exchange (Poyyapakkam Srivaths - Baylor College of Medicine)

2:50 – 3:15: Blood Purification (Ayse Arikan - Baylor College of Medicine)

3:15 – 3:40: Liver Assist Devices (Norman Sussman - Baylor College of Medicine)

3:40 – 3:55: Questions and Answers

Session 4: Transplantation for Pediatric Liver Failure / Conclusion

Moderated by: Christopher Osborne, Baylor College of Medicine

3:45 – 4:10: Anesthetic Considerations (Carlos Campos - Baylor College of Medicine)

4:10 – 4:35: Critical Care Challenges (Moreshwar Desai - Baylor College of Medicine)

4:35 – 5:00: Long term Outcomes and Future Research (Estella Alonso - Northwestern University)

5:00 – 5:15: Questions & Answers

5:15 – 5:25: Concluding Remarks (Benjamin Shneider - Baylor College of Medicine)

5:25 – 5:35: Attestation / Event Evaluation


Parking

Coming from Main Street? Look for TMC parking garage 21 signs.
Coming from Fannin? Look for TMC entrance 9/garage 21 signs for parking.

From the parking garage, take the elevator to the Fourth Floor and follow the directional signage.
Valet parking is also available at the main entrance at 6651 Main St.  Houston, Texas 77030.

Parking will NOT be validated.

Hotel Information

The hotel that is closest to Texas Children’s is the Marriott in the Medical Center, located at 6580 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030.

Contact Information

For more information on this conference, contact Melissa Nugent, Clinical Educator for Transplant Services, msnugent@texaschildrens.org or 832-822-1577.


Accreditation Statements

Continuing Medical Education (CME):

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE):

Texas Children’s Hospital is an approved provider with commendation of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing nursing education activity awards 8 contact hours.