Program Details

Location: B Resort and Spa - 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Date: September 28, 2019
Time: Welcome Reception and Sponsor Expo - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Dinner and Debates Program 6:00 pm- 9:30 pm

2019 Southeast Division Academic Debates Topics: 

Topic 1 – HCC

A well-compensated patient (MELD = 9) with HCV cirrhosis s/p SVR is found to have a single 2.5cm HCC without evidence of extrahepatic spread of disease. This patient should be initially referred for liver transplantation.

PRO Argument Emory University Hospital vs. CON Argument Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Topic 2 – NASH

A patient with type 2 diabetes and advanced NASH fibrosis with BMI > 35 should undergo treatment with bariatric surgery as a primary treatment for NASH.

PRO Argument Advent Health vs. CON Argument Cleveland Clinic Florida

Topic 3 – Chronic Liver Disease

Autoimmune Hepatitis: In cases that achieved remission, continue immunosuppression maintenance vs. stop and watch.

PRO Argument University of Florida Gainesville vs CON Argument University of Florida Health Jacksonville

Topic 4 – Liver Transplantation

Liver transplantation should be a first line option for patients with severe alcohol hepatitis who are unresponsive to steroid therapy.

PRO Argument University of Miami vs CON Argument Tampa General Hospital


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