3rd Annual Texas Nursing and NP/PA Liver Disease Conference

Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The Westin Austin At The Domain, 11301 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758

The symposium will follow a highly interactive case based format. A moderator will present a patient scenario that attendees would likely see in their practices. Through a series of questions, the panel will define possible diagnoses and will present relevant information on that disease state. Each case will have panelists that will provide different perspectives and address how each would be involved in patient management.

7:30 – 8:15 AM

Breakfast/Non-accredited symposium

8:20 – 8:25 AM

Welcome/conference overview

8:25 – 8:50 AM

“Liver 102”

  • Biochemical patterns of hepatic injury
  • Inflammation/fibrosis scoring and interpretation
  • Regenerative/healing processes
8:50 – 10:15 AM

Interactive Case Presentation #1: Chronic Hepatitis C – Recovery, Relapse, Resistance, and Retreatment

  • Current treatment options
  • Resistance: When and in whom to test
  • Long-term management of cured patients
10:15 – 10:30 AM


10:30 – 11:15 AM

Interactive Case Presentation #2: Autoimmune Liver and Biliary Diseases – Recognizing the Problem, Managing the Disease

  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH)
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Interactive Case Presentation #3: A Case of Acute-on-Chronic Liver Disease – Working Your Way Through The Puzzle

  • Biochemical markers, imaging and patient presentation in acute hepatic injury
  • Drug-induced liver injury (DILI)
  • Alcoholic hepatitis (acute and chronic)
  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
12:15 – 12:30 PM

Review of key learning objective

12:30 – 1:20 PM

Lunch/Non-accredited symposium



3rd Annual NP/PA and Nursing SymposiumBefore
June 1
June 1
Nurses and Allied Heath Professionals
Full time pharmacy or medical students/fellows/residents
Free *

In addition to the 3rd Annual NP/PA and Nursing Symposium, there will be an afternoon Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome & Fatty Liver Disease: New Standards in Diagnosis and Management.

If you’re interested in attending both conferences, a reduced combo rate is available.

Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome & Fatty Liver Disease:
New Standards in Diagnosis and Management and
3rd Annual NP/PA and Nursing Symposium on Liver Disease
June 1
June 1
Nurses and Allied Heath Professionals
Full time nursing, pharmacy, or medical students/fellows/residents
Free *

* A limited number of free registrations are available. Please contact education@txliver.com for further information and to receive a code for registration.

Register and Pay



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine and The Texas Liver Institute. The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine Office of CME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials.


For those who wish to claim CME credit or a certificate of attendance from the Office of CME, please visit the CME website (cme.uthscsa.edu) for evaluation and certificate information.


University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In order to meet the learning objectives and receive Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit, RNs must register, provide a valid email address, attend the program and complete the evaluation. Following the program, RNs will receive an email with a link to the evaluation. The link will remain open for 2 weeks. At the end of the two week period CNE certificates will be emailed in batch format to all RNs completing the evaluation.

For further information, please contact education@txliver.com

CME Educational Grant support provided by Alexion, Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., and Intercept Pharmaceuticals.

Commercial Sponsors

Diamond Level Sponsors: Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Hepatitis C)

Gold Level Sponsors:  AcariaHealth, Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Hepatitis B), Merck & Co, Inc., University Transplant Center

Silver Level Sponsors: Quest Diagnostics, Echosens