Course Overview

Our goal with this course is to have gastroenterologists learn the current state and treatment updates in the field of hepatobiliary medicine and liver transplantation. As the landscape of hepatology and 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 gastroenterologists 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

  • Discuss the updates in chronic liver diseases and their management, pertaining to NAFLD, HCV, alcoholic liver disease, AIH, PBC and PSC
  • Discuss complications of cirrhosis and their management

  • Explain current state of liver transplantation

  • Discuss the current and upcoming treatments for patients with HCC

  • Discuss updates in Hepatobiliary surgery


  • AdventHealth is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AdventHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Registration Prices:

Physicians: $199

AdventHealth Physicians: $125

Nurses, Pharmacists & Allied Health Professionals: $75

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

Anna Mae Diehl, MD, FAASLD

Guest Speaker

Professor of Medicine, Director, Duke Liver Center, Duke University Medical Center

Riad Salem, MD, MBA

Guest Speaker

Professor of Radiology, Medicine and Surgery, Chief, Section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vice-Chairman, Image-Guided Therapy, Department of Radiology, Northwestern University

Erik Schadde, MD, FACS, FEBS (HPB)

Guest Speaker

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Surgery - Division of Transplantation, Rush University Medical Center,

Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Winterthur,

Research Associate, Institute of Physiology, University of Zürich, Switzerland


Fred Poordad. MD, FAASLD

Guest Speaker

Professor of Medicine, Vice President, Academic and Clinical Affairs, Texas Liver Institute, Chief Hepatology, University Transplant Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Muhammad K. Hasan, MD

AdventHealth Speaker

Director of Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program, Center for Interventional Endoscopy, AdventHealth

Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD

AdventHealth Speaker

Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Center for Interventional Endoscopy, AdventHealth

Torfay Sharifnia Roman, MD

AdventHealth Speaker

Transplant Hepatologist, AdventHealth Transplant Institute

Juan Pablo Arnoletti, MD

AdventHealth Speaker

Chief of Surgical Oncology, The Center for Specialized Surgery, AdventHealth

Nancy Reau, MD

Guest Speaker

Associate Professor of Medicine, Section Chief of Hepatology/Associate Director of Organ Transplantation, Rush University Medical Center



Day 1: Fri, Feb 24, 2017

  • 8:00-9:00 Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Presentor: Anna Mae Diehl, MD
  • 9:00-9:15 Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD): Is Prednisone Dead? Presentor: Ayman Koteish, MD
  • 9:15-9:30 Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) Presentor: Torfay Roman, MD
  • 9:30-9:45 Panel Discussion
  • 9:45-10:00 Break
  • 10:00-11:00 Hepatitis C: Can We Eradicate HCV? Presentor: Fred Poordad, MD
  • 11:00-11:15 Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Presentor: Ayman Koteish, MD
  • 11:15-11:30 Endoscopic Management of Esophageal Varices (EV) Bleeding Presentor: Muhammad Hasan, MD
  • 11:30-11:45 Endoscopic Management of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Presentor: Uday Navaneethan, MD
  • 11:45-12:00 Liver Transplant Workup Presentor: L. Thomas Chin, MD
  • 12:00-12:15 Panel Discussion
  • 12:15-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:001:45 Radioembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): State of the Science Presentor: Riad Salem, MD
  • 1:45-2:15 Converting Patients to Transplantability using Portal Vein Reconstruction TIPS for Chronic, Obliterative Portal Vein Thrombosis Presentor: Riad Salem, MD
  • 2:15-2:30 Liver Transplant for HCC Presentor: L. Thomas Chin
  • 2:30-3:00 Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
  • 3:00-3:15 Break
  • 3:15-4:15 Regenerative Liver Surgery for Borderline Resectable Liver Tumors: PVE, ALPPS and LVD Presentor: Erik Schadde, MD
  • 4:15-5:00 Case Presentations/Panel Presentor: Moderator: L. Thomas Chin, MD
  • 5:00 Adjorn


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, Florida 32803