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19th Annual Dartmouth Conference on Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Diseases: Hot Topics in Hepatology

Please join us for our 19th Annual Dartmouth Conference on Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Diseases. This year's conference features lectures on key areas in the diagnosis and management of advanced liver disease. Topics include: NASH, complications of cirrhosis, prevention of liver disease progression, among others.

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 4, 2019
End Date: October 4, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Auditoria E
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: $150
  • RN: $50
  • Other Healthcare Providers: $100
  • Students, Residents, Fellows: no charge (advance registration 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 the registration deadline has been reached. A $10 administrative fee for a registration fee of under $50, and a $25 administrative fee for a registration of $50 and over, 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
Cirrhosis in Primary Care
~ Patrick Kamath, MD
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome
~ Arifa Toor, MD
9:15 am - 10:00 am NASH: The Next Leading Cause of Cirrhosis
~ Amreen Dinani, MD
10:00 am - 10:45 am Management of Underlying Liver Disease – Can we Delay or Prevent Decompensation
~ Mary Drinane, MD
10:45 am - 11:30 am Panel Discussion on Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
~ Arifa Toor, MD
~ Mary Drinane, MD
~ Eric Hoffer, MD
~ Rob Percarpio, MD
~ Andrew Loehrer, MD
~ Carrie Jadlowiec, MD
~ Gabriel Brooks, MD
11:30 am - 11:45 am Grab Lunch and Go to Breakout Sessions
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Break Out Sessions
  1. Nurses Triaging Phone Calls From Liver Patients
    ~ Heather Ryan, RN and Kathy Delgiudice, RN
  2. Advanced Practice Providers - Managing Hospital Discharges
    ~ Dan Gallant, PA-C and Rachel Jeffers, APRN
  3. Advanced Endoscopists - Endoscopic Management of Gastric Varices, GAVE, Gallbladder Issues
    ~ Jeffrey Adler, MD and Stuart Gordon, MD
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Health Break and go to Afternoon Session
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Dietary Issues in Cirrhosis
~ Catherine Giguere-Rich, RD, CNSC
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Portal Vein Thrombosis
~ Patrick Kamath, MD
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Transplant in NASH Patients
~ Carrie Jadlowiec, MD
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Health Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Management of the Post Liver Transplant Patient- Beyond the First Year
~ Rolland Dickson, MD
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm . Liver Transplant at DH:
  • 4:00 – 4:15 pm
    Virtual Tx Program at DH
    ~ Arifa Toor, MD
  • 4:15 – 4:30 pm
    Role of the Transplant Coordinator
    ~ Don Mooney, RN
  • 4:30 – 4:45 pm
    The Patient Experience
    ~ Presented by a Hepatology Patient at DHMC
4:45 pm Adjournment
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to discuss at least three changes in the evidence-based care, including appropriate referral, of patients with liver disease.


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 6.75 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 6.75 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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