This program is designed to address the professional practice gaps in all six competencies including patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice.  This program will provide updated information on the new guidelines and recommendations based on the most current research presented at the national American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Meeting, November 7-8, 2014 in Boston, MA, and will go a long way towards improving patient outcomes.

Advances are occurring at a rapid pace in the treatment of liver diseases.  These advances include new guidelines and recommendations for the treatment of viral hepatitis and hepatocellular cancer.  It is important for care providers to be made aware of these advances to provide quality, ethical and cost-effective care of patients with liver disease.

  • Provide participants with the knowledge to evaluate the impact of new strategies for screening of hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • Participants will be able to understand the changing global epidemiology of HCV infection
  • Participants will better understand the strengths and limitations of recently approved therapeutic regimens
  • Participants will better understand the progression of liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Participants will be able to provide better and cost effective screening work-ups for patients with chronic liver disease using appropriate screening methods:  liver biopsy, fibroscan, ultrasound, alpha-fetoprotein, computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging
  • Participants will be able to identify the relevant immune-mediated events contributing to liver pathology and the progression of liver disease in a more timely fashion
  • Participants will better understand the need for early intervention and management in patients with liver disease, therefore preventing/reducing the progression of chronic liver disease by effective use of immunosuppressives, antiviral agents, bile salts therapies.

Internists, Family Practitioners, Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Residents, and Fellows, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

Webinars may be viewed Complimentary; however, registration is required. 

You may elect to view one or more of the webinars upon registration.
Session 1, September 10, 2014
Bruce R. Bacon, M.D.,
Director, Center for Abdominal Transplantation
James F. King MD Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology
Professor of Internal Medicine Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Session 2, January 6, 2014
Adrian M. Di Bisceglie, M.D.
President, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Badeeh A. & Catherine V. Bander
Chair in Internal Medicine, Chairman and Professor of Internal
Medicine, Chief of Hepatology Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Session 3, March 10, 2015 ( Co-Presenters)
Alex S. Befeler, M.D.
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
Professor of Internal Medicine Saint Louis University
School of Medicine

Mark A. Schnitzler, Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Health Management
& Policy, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University


Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association

Saint Louis University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Nursing Approved for the Live Activity , June 17, 2015 ONLY

Saint Louis University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.Midwest MSD Provider Approval # 118 - IINursing Contact Hours: 1.0

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