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Pediatric Hepatology: Advances in Diagnosis and Outcomes

Sponsored by the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in collaboration with the Division of Pediatric Surgery and the Center for Transplantation

Friday, December 7, 2012
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cherkasky Auditorium
Montefiore Hospital
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, New York 10467

CME credits issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

 

Register online

 

Pediatric hepatology is a rapidly advancing discipline with fundamental advances in molecular biology, translational science and clinical medicine in the past few years. Molecular and cellular pathways of the regulation of bile flow have enhanced our understanding of a variety of childhood liver disorders.  In addition, cellular mechanisms of hepatocellular injury and repair are advancing our understanding of acute liver injury and repair. This knowledge is coupled with progress in exciting and novel cellular therapies for acute and chronic liver failure. The progress in basic mechanisms of acute liver injury and cholestasis has resulted in improved clinical care for children with liver disorders.  Improved diagnostic algorithms have been developed to rapidly diagnose and treat children with cholestasis, including molecular techniques and imaging modalities such as pediatric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP).  Early and accurate diagnosis and state-of-the-art medical and surgical management of these disorders is resulting in improved outcomes. This unique Pediatric Hepatology seminar will highlight many of these advances in a focused one-day forum.

Intended Audience

Pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric hepatologists, pediatric surgeons, neonatologists, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric trainees and pediatric dieticians

Activity Goals

To update medical providers with state-of-the-art diagnosis and management if children with liver disorders.

After attending the course, participants will be able to:

  • Know the etiology and pathophysiology of acute liver injury in children
  • Understand some of the basic cellular mechanisms of acute liver injury
  • Learn the latest techniques for the molecular diagnosis of a variety of pediatric liver disorders
  • Develop understanding of the indication and techniques of cell therapy in pediatric hepatology
  • Develop state-of-the-art diagnostic algorithms and care plans for children with cholestasis
  • Understand the indications and surgical techniques for children with cholestasis
  • Know the long-term outcomes of children with biliary atresia

Accreditation

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Special Needs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please do not hesitate to call Minerva Figueroa at 718-920-4593 or Jayne Ellison at 718-741-2389 for any special requirements.

Course Directors

Dominique M. Jan, MD
Professor, Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Director, Abdominal Pediatric Transplant Program
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, New York

John F. Thompson, MD
Professor, Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, New York

 

Faculty

Sanjeev Gupta, MD
Professor, Medicine and Pathology
The Eleazar & Feige Reicher Chair in Translational Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Deirdre Kelly, MD
Professor, Pediatric Hepatology
Birmingham Children’s Hospital &
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Debora Kogan-Liberman, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, New York

Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD
Professor and University Chairman
Martin S. Davis Endowed Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, New York

Yolanda Rivas, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, New York

Benjamin L. Shneider, MD
Professor, Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Benjamin Taragin, MD
Associate Professor, Radiology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Chief, Pediatric Radiology
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, New York

Preeti Viswanathan, MD
Instructor, Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, New York

 

 

Agenda

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast  
9:00 - 9:10 am Introduction Phillip Ozuah, MD, PHD
9:10 - 9:40 am Etiopathogenesis of Acute Liver Failure in Children Deidre Kelly, MD
9:40 - 10:00 am Mechanisms of Hepatocellular Injury  Preeti Viswanathan, MD
10:00 - 10:20 am Break  
10:20 - 11:00 am Molecular Diagnostics in Pediatric Hepatology Benjamin Shneider, MD
11:00 - 11:30 am  Advances in Cell Therapy for Liver Disorders Sanjeev Gupta, MD
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion  
12:00 - 1:10 pm  Lunch  
1:10 - 1:40 pm Evaluation of Neonatal Cholestasis Benjamin Shneider, MD
1:40 - 2:00 pm Imaging of the Biliary Tract in Children Benjamin Taragin, MD;
Yolanda Rivas, MD
2:00 - 2:20 pm  Medical Management of Neonatal Cholestasis Debora Kogan-Liberman, MD
2:20 - 2:30 pm Break  
2:30 - 2:50 pm Surgical Considerations of Neonatal Cholestasis Dominique Jan, MD
2:50 - 3:30 pm Long-Term Outcomes of Biliary Atresia Deidre Kelly, MD
3:30 - 4:00 pm Panel Discussion  

 

Conference Location

Cherkasky Auditorium
Montefiore Hospital
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, New York 10467

Montefiore Hospital has indoor garages located at:

  • East 210th Street and Rochambeau Avenue, Bronx, New York 10467
  • 3400 Bainbridge Avenue (MAP Bldg.), Bronx, New York 10467

For information, call the main parking office at 718-920-6350.

Hotel Accommodations

The Marriott – New York East Side
525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street
New York, New York 10017
212-755-4000

(Mention Montefiore Medical Center to receive reduced rate of $399/night by November 8, 2012)

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We will host a Twitter chat during the conference.
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