WEBINAR: Obesity - Implications for Liver Disease and Transplantation

Apr 10, 2013 04:00pm -
Apr 10, 2013 05:30pm
(GMT-5)

Event Description

Obesity:  Implications for Liver Disease and Transplantation

 

Description:

The growing prevalence of obesity in the US population has led to increased rates of liver disease, particularly fatty liver disease. In addition, the typical transplant candidate 20 years ago was cachectic and malnourished. Patients with end-stage liver disease are still often malnourished but rates of obesity are increased in this population as well. Obesity has been a relative contraindication for transplantation prompting many transplant centers to have weight guidelines for acceptance. Bariatric surgery is being used more often to improve fatty liver disease and is being considered as a way for patients to lose weight before and after transplantation to reduce morbidity. Some centers are starting to perform simultaneous liver transplantation and bariatric surgery. This session will address the effect obesity is having on the prevalence of liver disease, especially nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), its effect on transplant outcomes, and how bariatric surgery is being utilized to treat obesity in both pre- and post liver transplant patients. In addition, preliminary data from one center utilizing simultaneous liver transplantation / gastric sleeve weight loss surgery will be presented.

 

Learning Objectives:

1.Evaluate the role of obesity in NAFLD and analyze the effectiveness of therapies for NAFLD

2.Analyze rate of obesity in liver transplant patients and effect of obesity on short- and long-term liver transplant outcomes

3.Investigate the role of bariatric surgery in liver disease treatment and liver transplantation

 

Faculty and Topics:

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Pathogenesis, Treatment and Role of Nutrition

David Burns, MD, Senior Staff Gastroenterologist and Director of Nutrition Support Service, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

 

Obesity and Liver Transplantation: A Weighty Issue

Jeanette Hasse, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, CNSC, Transplant Nutrition Manager, Annette C. and Charles C. Simmons Transplant Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

 

Bariatric Surgery in Liver Disease and Transplantation: Options and Opportunities

Sara DiCecco, MS, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, William Von Liebig Transplant Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

 

Moderator

Jeanette Hasse, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, CNSC, Transplant Nutrition Manager, Annette C. and Charles C. Simmons Transplant Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

 

UAN:  0216-0000-13-060-L01-P

Level: Intermediate

Event Type:Webinar
Category:Webinar
Early registration ends on Apr 03, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Apr 04, 2013 and ends on Apr 09, 2013.
Late registration starts on Apr 10, 2013.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

 

Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Individual
Member Fee: $55.00$65.00$65.00
Non-Member Fee: $90.00$100.00$100.00
 Site Registration (2 or more registrants)
Member Fee: $275.00$375.00$375.00
Non-Member Fee: $275.00$375.00$375.00