Program Details

Location: Schaetzel Center
La Jolla, CA
Date: November 19, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Evening Program 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Appetizers

Welcome: Rohit Loomba, MD – University of California at San Diego 

Opening Remarks: Catherine Frenette, MD – Scripps Center for Organ Transplantation 

Moderator:  Jeffrey Kahn, MD – Keck School of Medicine of USC             

Judges:  TBD

Debate 1: Family Health Centers (PRO) vs. University of California Health (CON) between PA/NPs – 6:40 pm to 7:15 pm
Topic:  All Patients with immune tolerant Hepatitis B be treated

Family Health Centers
PRO:  All patients with immune tolerant Hepatitis B should be treated 

Mentor: Christian Ramers, MD
PA/NPs: Pam Conner, FBP-BC 
Melanie Swan, DNP, FNP-BC   

UC San Diego Health
CON:  All patients with immune tolerated Hepatitis B do not need to be treated                

Mentor: Irine Vodkin, MD
PA/NPs: Barbara Andrews, FNP-BC
Lisa Richards, MSN, FNP-BC

Dinner Buffet: 7:15 pm – 7:35 pm

Debate 2:  Naval Medical Center San Diego (PRO) vs. Scripps Health (CON) between Fellows – 7:35 pm to 8:10 pm
Topic: All NASH patients should be treated with medical therapies regardless of fibrosis level

Naval Medical Center
PRO:  All medical therapies should be used for any patient with NASH regardless of fibrosis level

Mentor: Adam Deising, DO
Fellow:   LT Michael Skaret, DO

Scripps Health
CON: Obetacholic acid and other medical therapies should be only used in patients with biopsy proven NASH with greater than F2 fibrosis

Mentor: Paul Pockros, MD
Fellow: Behnam Moein Jahromi, MD

7:35 PM – 7:43 PM      Pro Presentation

7:44 PM – 7:52 PM      Con Presentation

7:53 PM – 7:58 PM      Rebuttal (Pro Position)

7:59 PM – 8:04PM       Rebuttal (Con Position)

8:05 PM – 8:10 PM      Q & A

Debate 3: Scripps Health (PRO) vs. University of California Health (CON) between Fellows – 8:12 pm to 8:47 pm
Topic: Patients with first variceal bleed should go for early TIPS vs. Endoscopy

Scripps Health
PRO: Early TIPS for first variceal bleed 

Mentor: Catherine Frenette, MD
Fellow:   Alexander Hooper, MD 

University of California Health
CON: No TIPS for first variceal bleed

Mentor: Irine Vodkin, MD
Fellow:   Abbey Barnard, MD

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