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6th APP, Nursing and Primary Care Liver Conference

May 21 @ 7:30 am 4:30 pm

The conference will focus on highlighting new standards in diagnosis and clinical management of liver diseases for the non-liver specialist. The educational format includes lectures, case studies and panel discussion.

Eilan Hotel

18603 La Cantera Terrace
San Antonio, Texas 78256 United States

Physicians (MD or DO): $99

Other healthcare professionals (NP, PA, RN, PharmD, others): $69

Students (limited registrations): Free*

* A limited number of free registrations will be given to full time students.
In order to be considered, students must email education@txliver.com and provide the university, name of program, degree being pursued and expected graduation year.

7:30-8:15 AMBuffet breakfast (Grand Foyer)
Non-accredited Product Theater: Addressing Uncertainties With Confidence     (Nadege Gunn, MD; Sponsored by Gilead Sciences) (Incanto Ballroom)
8:15-8:25 AMConference welcome
8:25-8:30 AMCompletion of pre-test questions
8:30-8:55 AMLiver cell death and regeneration: Understanding the mystery of the liver (Fred Poordad, MD)
8:55-9:20 AMFatty liver: When is it benign and who needs to be concerned? (Eric Lawitz, MD)
9:20-9:45 AMTruths and myths surrounding drug induced liver injury: Prescription, OTC and holistic therapies (Fabian Rodas, MD)
9:45-10:15 AMQ&A/panel discussion
10:15-10:30 AMBreak (Grand Foyer)
10:30-11:00 AMMystery case presentation (Interactive case) (Anthony Derencius, PA-C & Josh Pingleton, FNP-C)
11:00-11:45 AMMy patient has cirrhosis: 7 things I need to remember (Katherine Crow, PA-C)
11:45 AM-12:05 PMQ&A/panel discussion
12:05-12:55 PMLunch (Grand Foyer)
12:55-2:25 PMHepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) case study: What you don’t know can hurt your patient
12:55-1:05 PM Case presentation (Katherine Crow, PA-C)
1:05-1:35 PM  Epidemiology, diagnosis and medical management options (Shruti Pandita, MD)
1:35-2:00 PM  Surgery is often the best therapy (Danielle Fritze, MD)
2:00-2:25 PM  Sometimes two surgeries are better than one (Seiji Yamaguchi, MD)
2:25-2:40 PMQ&A/panel discussion
2:40-2:55 PMBreak (Grand Foyer)
2:55-3:25 PMUnderstanding viral hepatitis lab results, screening, vaccinating and treating (Kim Hinojosa, FNP-C)
3:25-3:55 PMTrivial Pursuit:  Liver conditions you probably never heard of (Juan Guerrero, MD)
3:55-4:20 PMQ&A/panel discussion 
4:20-4:25 PMReview correct answers for pre/post test questions
4:25-4:30 PMMeeting wrap-up/closing remarks


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the Texas Liver Institute. UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

As an ACCME-accredited CME provider, UT Health Science Center San Antonio must ensure that its CME activities are independent of the control of commercial interests. All speakers and planning committee members for UT Health Science Center San Antonio sponsored programs are expected to disclose (prior to the activity) all “financial relationships” with any ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. UT Health Science Center San Antonio will identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials. 

This activity is supported by educational grants from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

7.08 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of the conference.

Criteria for successful completion includes:

  1. Signing in.
  2. Completion of the evaluation.

Certificates will be emailed to the email address that the nurses use for registration.  The certificate will arrive no later than 2 weeks post-conference attendance and it will come from gutierrezc8@uthscsa.edu.


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