New Endoscopic Frontiers in Liver Disease


  • Friday, November 8, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Program Chairs

  • Sung Uk Jang, MD
  • Reem Sharaiha, MD, MSc

Session Description / Needs Statement

Appropriate, adequate management of patients during endoscopy is vital. At this informative session, speakers will review standards of care for sedation and managing coagulopathy and how to manage upper GI bleeds, including variceal and non-variceal. They will address the latest advances in managing biliary complications of liver transplant and review hepatobiliary endoscopic ultrasounds and endoscopic treatment of fatty liver.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze optimal preparation and timing for patients with liver disease who will undergo endoscopic procedures
  • Identify the standards of care for treatment of upper GI bleeding conditions, including esophageal and gastric varices, ectopic varices, portal hypertension and vascular ectasias
  • Evaluate the applications and limitations of advanced endoscopic techniques and devices in patients with PSC, biliary strictures
  • Select and summarize appropriate endoscopic procedures for management of biliary complications of liver transplantation
  • Evaluate the applications of therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound, for drainage, bleeding, and diagnosis
  • Discuss the role and challenges of endoscopy in the treatment of fatty liver disease

Continuing Education Information

  • CME – 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

To view full programming being offered at The Liver Meeting®, visit the 2019 Online Program.

  • Session I: What’s New in Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Session II: Endoscopic Management of Biliary Disorder
  • Session III: Endoscopic Hemostasis
  • Session IV: Role of Endoscopy in Everything Else

Moderator: Don C. ROCKEY

  • 8:00 am - 8:10 am
    Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:10 am - 8:30 am
    Endoscopy in the Cirrhotic Patient: Navigating the Hazards of Coagulopathy in Patients with Liver Disease
    W. Ray Kim
  • 8:30 am - 8:50 am
    Endoscopy in the Cirrhotic Patient: Navigating the Hazards of Sedation, in Patients with Liver Disease
    Don C. Rockey
  • 8:50 am - 9:10 am
    Management of Barrett’s Esophagus in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease
    Uzma Siddiqui
  • 9:10 am - 9:30 am
    Colonoscopy and Polypectomy and Beyond in Patients with Liver Disease: Is It Safe? Updated Guidelines
    Uzma Siddiqui
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am
    Panel Discussion
  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am