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This course will provide a comprehensive update for optimal clinical care of patients with hepatitis C, as well as patients with cirrhosis; both compensated and decompensated.  HCV, HBV and NASH are the most common causes of chronic liver disease, liver cancer and cirrhosis. The economic burden of care for chronic liver disease increases markedly as affected individuals progress to cirrhosis and end stage liver disease. Methods to effectively treat and prevent chronic liver disease, liver cancer and cirrhosis are paramount to decrease the medical and societal impact. This two-day event, featuring prestigious local and national faculty, will cover treatment of HCV, HCC, health maintenance of the compensated patient with cirrhosis, identification and management of decompensation events, and inpatient management of acute chronic liver failure.

Target Audience

Academic and community-based gastroenterology and hepatology physicians, primary care physicians, trainees, and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with cirrhosis.

Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the significance of HCC and importance of early detection
  2. Implement routine HCC surveillance for those at high risk to diagnose HCC at an early stage in order to improve patients' survival and outcome
  3. Explore the link between viral hepatitis and HCC, how we can impact the incidence of HCC by applying new treatment for HBV and HCV
  4. Examine current treatment options for HCC including surgical resection, liver transplantation, local ablation, chemoembolization, radioembolization, stereotactic radiation and new agents in clinical trials

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