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17th Annual Dartmouth Conference on Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Diseases: A Clinicians Guide to the Hepatology Universe

Please join us for our 17th annual Dartmouth Conference on Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Diseases. The course will feature lectures on key areas for diagnosis and management of hepatology conditions, debates on controversial topics and audience participation. There will be time allotted for interactive discussions with experts from Dartmouth faculty and Mayo Clinic.

A case based approach to the following conditions will be covered in this course:

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Cholestatic Liver Disease
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Liver Transplantation

We hope you will join us for what should be a lively, entertaining and informative conference on the DHMC campus during the peak of the beautiful autumn season in the Upper Valley.

Activity Details
Start Date: October 6, 2017
End Date: October 6, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditoria E & F
Lebanon, NH
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Registration for this event has closed. There is still space available. If you would like to attend, you may register as a walk-in the day of the conference. For walk-in registration questions, please e-mail Shannon.M.Therrien@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only.

The registration fees are as follows:

  • MD’s: $150.00
  • Nursing: $50.00
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: $75.00
  • Students, Residents and Fellows: No Charge, online registration is still required for planning purposes.

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after that date. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
8:00 am - 9:00 am Medical Grand Rounds – Bob Cimis Memorial Lecture

Introduction of new lectureship by Dr. Richard Rothstein, MD

Why Drinking Like a Fish Leads to Sleeping with the Fish: An Old Fashioned Tale
~ Vijay Shah, MD
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome
~ Arifa Toor, MD
9:15 am - 10:00 am Hepatitis C: Test, Treat, Cured!
~ Rollie Dickson, MD
10:00 am - 10:15 am Health Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am Managing Fatty Liver Disease
~ Arifa Toor, MD and Rachel Jeffers, APRN
11:00 am - 11:45 am PBC/PSC: Treatments and Prevention of Complications. Is it now Possible?
~ Denise Harnois, DO
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Break - Please pick-up lunch and return to your seats for lunch session
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Extending the Reach of the Endoscope: Case presentations and novel endoscopic management
~ Tim Gardner, MD, Stuart Gordon, MD, Heiko Pohl, MD
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Health Break
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Liver Tumor Clinic: Round Table Discussion of Surveillance and Management of HCC
~ Arifa Toor, MD
~ John Gemery, MD
~ Eric Hoffer, MD
~ Richard Barth, MD
~ Don Mooney, RN
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Portal Hypertension Management: Beta block, Band or something better?
~ Mary Drinane, MD
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Health Break
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Liver Transplantation – When all else fails, a Surgeons Map to getting your patient Transplanted
~ Adyr Moss, MD
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm The Virtual Transplant Center at DHMC
~ Arifa Toor, MD and Don Mooney, RN
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm The Patient Experience
A DHMC transplant patient story
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Question & Answer Session
4:45 pm Adjournment
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this conference, the learner should be able to discuss recent updates in the diagnosis and management of common liver conditions including fatty liver disease, hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease and liver cancer.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 6.5 contact hours.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Credits will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Shannon.M.Therrien@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees - Tuition fees must be paid online by credit card. D-H Accounts Payable will no longer process internal transfers of registration fees. Individuals must pay online with a credit card and then seek reimbursement, if appropriate.

Parking - In order to accommodate and best serve our patients’ parking needs, we request that all weekday conference and meeting attendees park in Lot 9 and use the Lot 9 shuttle service. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes - please allow enough time to accommodate this. For weekend meetings and conferences, onsite parking is permitted. View directions & map to Lot 9.

DHMC Floorplan - Please visit the DHMC Floor Maps page for specific directions on locating the conference room. If your room is not shown, please stop at the information desk for directions.

Area Accommodations - For a list of lodging options in the vicinity of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center please visit our lodging page.

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