Course Overview

Stay Ahead of the Latest Advancements in Hepatobiliary Medicine

Our goal with this course is to have internists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, allied health professionals, nurses as well as trainees, learn the current state and treatment updates in the field of hepatobiliary medicine and surgery including transplantation. As the landscape of hepatology and hepatobiliary surgery/transplantation is continuously evolving, learning the new updates from skilled and expert teams will be key to staying updated with the current treatment guidelines as well as with the novelties in diagnostics, treatments, and future expected developments. This course will increase our healthcare providers’ knowledge base by keeping attendees abreast of all new developments, so to best address the increasing needs of our complex hepatobiliary patient population base.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the complications of cirrhosis and their management: ascites and renal impairment.
  • Recognize and discuss acute on chronic liver failure: diagnosis, management and expected outcomes.
  • Discuss and define the current state of noninvasive fibrosis assessment.
  • Recognize the diagnosis and treatment of Wilson disease.
  • Recognize the new treatment developments and best practices for HCV and HBV.
  • Recognize and define the new and upcoming treatments of patients with HCC pertaining to approved treatments and new research in the field.
  • Discuss the current state of surgical management and transplant for HCC.

Registration Prices

  • Physicians: $175
  • AdventHealth Physicians: $125
  • Nurses, Pharmacists & Allied Health Professionals: $55

​​​​​​CME Information

AdventHealth is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AdventHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.​​

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Access Presentations & Abstracts


L. Thomas Chin, MD

Course Director

Surgical Director of Liver Transplant Program

AdventHealth Transplant Institute

Ayman Koteish, MD, FAASLD

Course Director

Director of Hepatology, Medical Director of Liver Transplant Services

AdventHealth Transplant Institute

Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD

Associate Professor

Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center

Bruce Bacon, MD, FAASLD

Past President, AASLD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Abdominal Transplant

St. Louis University

Jean C. Edmond, MD

ASTS President

The Thomas S. Zimmer Professor of Surgery

Chief of Transplantation

Executive Director, Transplant Initiative

Columbia University/NY Presbyterian Hosp.

James Hamilton, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine

K. Rajender Reddy, MD, FAASLD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Hepatology

Medical Director, Liver Transplantation

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Mark Russo, MD, FAASLD

Professor of Medicine

Chief of Hepatology; Medical Director, Liver Transplant

Carolinas Healthcare, Charlotte, NC

Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD

Director, Radiation Oncology

AdventHealth Cancer Institute


* *Agenda Subject to Change

Day 1: Fri, Feb 23, 2018

  • 7:00 - 7:50 Breakfast, Registration & Visit Exhibits
  • 7:50 - 8:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks Presentor: Ayman Koteish, MD, FAASLD
  • 8:00 - 9:00 Chronic HCV: Is the game over? A focus on cirrhotic patients. Presentor: Bruce Bacon, MD, FAASLD
  • 9:00 - 9:45 Wilson Disease: diagnosis, treatment Presentor: James Hamilton, MD
  • 9:45 - 10:00 Morning Break & Visit Exhibitors
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Chronic Hepatitis B: treatment update and future developments Presentor: K. Rajender Reddy, MD, FAASLD
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Renal dysfunction and ascites in cirrhosis: best management Presentor: James Hamilton, MD
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Acute on chronic liver failure: clinical implications Presentor: K. Rajender Reddy, MD, FAASLD
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch & Visit Exhibitors
  • 13:00 - 14:00 HCC: new treatments and promising research Presentor: Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Non-invasive fibrosis assessment: current practice and future developments/applications Presentor: Mark Russo, MD, FAASLD
  • 14:30 - 15:00 HCC: XBRT current and future applications Presentor: Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD
  • 15:00 - 15:15 Afternoon Break & Visit Exhibitors
  • 15:15 - 16:15 Scope of HCC & Current Surgical Management of HCC Presentor: Jean C. Emond, MD
  • 16:15 - 16:45 Panel Presentor: ALL
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Closing Remarks and Adjourn Presentor: L. Thomas Chin, MD


The Alfond Inn

(2.5 Miles Away) This hotel is a stylish boutique hotel in the Winter Park area, minutes away from AdventHealth Creation Conference Center. The amenities include an award-winning Hamilton's Kitchen restaurant, a pool and fitness center and showcases the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

(3.4 Miles Away) This hotel is a luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Orlando. The amenities include the Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, 24 hour fitness center, heated whirlpool with views of Downtown Orlando and their Boheme restaurant. Call 407-313-9000 to book your hotel with the AdventHealth Corporate Rate of $189/night.

Comfort Suites Downtown Orlando

(0.2 Miles Away) This economy option is the closest hotel to the hospital and is the only hotel in walking distance. Call 407-228-4007 to book this hotel at the AdventHealth Corporate Rate of $92/night.

Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Creation Conference Center

601 E. Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803

Parking - Any of the FH parking garages and parking fee will be validated.