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This one and one-half day workshop will consist of didactic lectures and case presentations aimed at the practicing hepatologist preparing to take the certification exam in Transplant Hepatology. 

Accreditation and Designation Statements

Continuing Medical Education (CME) 

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AASLD designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 9.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

CME Credits

Physicians and other health care professionals seeking AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this live continuing medical education activity must complete an evaluation by Friday, October 21, 2016. A link to the CME evaluation will be emailed to attendees after the meeting.

Certificates will only be issued to those who complete an evaluation by the deadline; requests for CME will not be honored after October 21, 2016. CME certificates will be emailed upon successful completion of the evaluation.

MOC Points

Physicians seeking ABIM MOC points must complete the CME evaluation in addition to a MOC pre and post-test by October 21, 2016. Requests for MOC after this date will not be honored. A link to the MOC pre-test will be emailed to all attendees, and will remain live until Friday, September 16. A link to the post-test will be available for completion at the conclusion of the meeting on Saturday, September 17.

MOC points will be reported to the ABIM by Thursday, October 27, 2016 for attendees who successfully complete the MOC pre and post-tests.

Needs Statement

In 2016, the first group of ABIM certified transplant hepatologists will be due for recertification along with those who will have recently completed a fellowship in transplant hepatology. A comprehensive, focused course is needed to review the material that will be covered on the exam as represented by the ABIM blueprint.

Target Audience

  • Hepatologists
  • Fellows / Trainees

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the diagnosis, natural history, and therapies for liver diseases leading to liver transplantation
  • Discuss the management of patients awaiting liver transplantation
  • Discuss the immediate post-operative and long term management of liver transplant recipients
  • Discuss current organ allocation policy and its effects on selecting potential liver transplant recipients

Core Competencies

This activity was planned in the context of the following ACGME/IOM/IPEC competencies: Patient care and Procedural Skills, Medical knowledge, Systems-based practice, Practice-based learning and improvement, Patient-centered care, Work in interdisciplinary teams, Evidence-based practice, Quality improvement, Values/Ethics for interprofessional practice, Roles/Responsibilities, Interprofessional communication, and Teams and teamwork.