The Critically Ill Patient and Challenges in Liver Transplantation


  • Friday, November 8, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Program Chairs

  • Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, MD
  • Catherine Paugam-Burtz, MD, PhD
  • Sanjiv Saigal, MD

Session Description / Needs Statement

This course will review the perioperative challenges faced in very sick liver transplant candidates, and is useful for intensivists, hepatologists, anesthesiologists and surgeons. Liver transplantation outcomes in sick patients significantly depend on perioperative management. Faculty will address the special challenges faced in liver transplantation, including those of living donor organs.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the various perioperative challenges faced in the management of very sick liver transplant candidates
  • Describe the special challenges faced in liver transplantation such as morbid obesity, simultaneous liver & kidney transplantation and living donor liver transplantation
  • Appraise recent advances & innovations in the field of liver transplantation

Continuing Education Information

  • CME – 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • CE – 6.00 Contact Hours

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

  • Session I: Perioperative Challenges in the Very Sick Liver Transplant Candidate – Part I
  • Session II: Perioperative Challenges in the Very Sick Liver Transplant Candidate – Part II
  • Session III: Special Challenges in Liver Transplantation

Moderators: Catherine Paugam-Burtz and kymberly Watt

  • 8:00 am – 8:05 am
    Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05 am – 8:25 am
    Assessing Frailty and Malnutrition
    Jennifer C. Lai
  • 8:25 am – 8:45 am
    Gender Disparities in Access to LT in the Very Sick Patient
    Monica Sarkar
  • 8:45 am – 9:05 am
    Assessment of Volume Status in the Fluid Overload Critically Ill Patient
    François Durand
  • 9:05 am – 9:25 am
    Neurocognitive Assessment of the Sick Intubated Patient
    Ram M. Subramanian
  • 9:25 am – 9:40 am
    Panel Discussion
  • 9:40 am – 9:55 am