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Tampa General Hospital’s Innovations in Hepatobiliary Management Symposium will bring leaders in the hepatobiliary management field together to discuss hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders, in addition to the newest advances and protocols in diagnosis and treatment.
This CME conference will be held on October 4-6, 2019, and will feature an agenda packed with informative and engaging sessions. There will also be time for socializing, enjoying meals, and experiencing the beautiful Don Cesar hotel and St. Pete Beach in Florida.


Date & Location

OCTOBER 4-6, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cocktail Reception

Saturday, October 4, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome Remarks 
Pod 1: Gastroenterology
Moderator: Dr. Rene Gomez-Esquivel  
8:15 AM - 10:10 AM  
Management of Biliary Strictures: Advances in Stenting
Pushpak Taunk, MD
Evaluation & Management of Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
Jonathan Hilal, MD
Endoscopic Management in Obesity
Rene Gomez-Esquivel, MD
IBD & Liver Disease
Renee Marchioni Beery, MD
Question and Answer Session
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Break and Exhibits
Pod 2: Hepatology
Moderator: Dr. Nyingi Kemmer
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM  
HCV in Special Populations: Evolving Practice and Treatment Strategies
Christopher Albers, MD
Immunosuppressive Therapies for Autoimmune Hepatitis
Saurabh Agrawal, MD
High Risk NASH: Emerging Therapeutic Targets
Nyingi Kemmer, MD
Question and Answer Session
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Lunch and Exhibits
Pod 3: Transplant
Moderator: Dr. Amy Lu
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
Living Donor Transplantation: The Future
Amy Lu, MD
Surgical and Transplant Advances for Cholangiocarcinoma
Kiran Dhanireddy, MD
Hepatitis C and HIV Update in Liver Transplant 
Question and Answer Session
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Beach Bash

Sunday, October 6, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome Remarks
Pod 4: Liver & Hepatobiliary Malignancies
Moderator: Dr. Angel Alsina
8:10 AM - 9:30 AM  
Pancreatic Cancer Update
Andreas Karachristos, MD
Epidemiologic and Treatment Updates in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Angel Alsina, MD
Genetics & Screening in Hepatobiliary Malignancies
Menna Haider, MD
Question and Answer Session
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM Break and Exhibits 
Pod 5: Imaging & Interventional Radiology
 Moderator: Dr. Cliff Davis
9:40 AM - 11:30 AM  
Advanced Imaging in Hepatic & Pancreatic Tumors 
John Feldman, MD
MRI Elastography & Fibroscan
Rajendra Kedar, MD
Ablative & Arterial Therapies 
Cliff Davis, MD
Locoregional Therapies to Convert to Surgery
Glenn, Hoots, MD
Question and Answer Session  
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM  
Case Studies: Hepatitis C & NASH  TBD
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Wrap-up and gifts