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Tampa General Hospital’s Innovations in Hepatobiliary Management Symposium will bring leaders in the hepatobiliary management field together to discuss hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders, in addition to the newest advances and protocols in diagnosis and treatment.
This CME conference will be held on October 4-6, 2019, and will feature an agenda packed with informative and engaging sessions. There will also be time for socializing, enjoying meals, and experiencing the beautiful Don Cesar hotel and St. Pete Beach in Florida.


Date & Location

OCTOBER 4-6, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cocktail Reception

Saturday, October 4, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome Remarks 
Pod 1: Obesity and Liver Disease
Moderator: Dr. Nyingi Kemmer 
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM  
High Risk NASH: Emerging Therapeutic Targets  
Dr. Nyingi Kemmer
Endoscopic Management in Obesity
Dr. Rene Gomez-Esquivel
Bariatric Surgery in the Cirrhotic Patient
Dr. Christopher DuCoin
Question and Answer Session
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Break and Exhibits
10:20 AM - 11:30 PM
IBD and Liver Disease    
Dr. Renee Marchioni 
Global Epidemiologic and NAFLD Updates in Hepatocellular Carcinoma, and New Therapies
Dr. Angel Alsina
Question and Answer Session
11:30 PM - 12:30 PM 
Case Studies
     1. NASH
     2. Bariatric Complex Patient 
     3. HCC Patient
Questions and Answer Session
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  Lunch and Exhibits 
Pod 2: TransplantStrategies
Moderator: Dr. Amy Lu
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM  
HCV in Special Populations: Evolving Practice and Treatment Strategies
Dr. Christopher Albers
Immunosuppressive Therapies for Autoimmune Hepatitis
Dr. Saurabh Agrawal
Liver in a Box: Machine Perfusion – A Game Changer
Dr. Jacentha Buggs
Question and Answer Session
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Beach Bash

Sunday, October 6, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
Pod 3: Liver & Hepatobiliary Malignancies
Moderator: Dr. Angel Alsina
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  
Evaluation and Management of Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas Dr. Jonathan Hilal
Pancreatic Cancer Update
Dr. Andreas Karachristos
Surgical and Transplant Advances for Cholangiocarcinoma
Dr. Marian Porubsky
Genetics & Screening in Hepatobiliary Malignancies
Dr. Menna Haider
Ablative and Arterial Therapies  Dr. Cliff Davis
Question and Answer Session
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Break and Exhibits 
Pod 4: Liver and Hepatobiliary Potpourri
 Moderator: Dr. Cliff Davis
10:20 AM - 11:45 AM  
Management of Biliary Strictures: Advances in Stenting 
Dr. Pushpak Taunk
Advanced Imaging in Hepatic and Pancreatic Tumors Dr. John Feldman
MRI Elastography and Fibroscan               
Dr. Rajendra Kedar
Portal Hypertension Therapies: When TIPS is Off the Table Dr. Shawn Meader
Question and Answer Session  
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Wrap-up and gifts