2019 Academic Debates – Controversial Topics in Hepatology – Phoenix, AZ

The Desert Southwest (DSW) division of American Liver Foundation is excited to welcome the first annual DSW Academic Debates – Controversial Topics in Hepatology, a CME/MOC-approved activity* that aims to provide education to physicians and advanced practitioners who treat liver disease patients.

Gastroenterology Fellows from University of Arizona College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Creighton University, and Mountain Vista Medical Center will debate on the following ethical liver disease topics:

Variceal Bleeding (Early TIPS vs. Endoscopy/Non-Selective Blockade)
Transplantation for Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis Patients

Each debate will be judged by a panel of physicians and winners will be chosen at the end of the program. This program is offered free of charge to physicians, advanced practitioners, and fellows.  However, donations are accepted and always appreciated.

Any non-medical professional wishing to attend or sponsor this event should contact Gina Bartes directly at 602-953-1800 or gbartes@liverfoundation.org.

Program Details

DATE: June 6, 2019

 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Reception & Vendor Displays
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner & Debates

LOCATION: The Wrigley Mansion – Garden Room & Terrace
2501 E Telawa Trail
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Check back soon for completed agenda!

*CME & MOC Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Banner Health and American Liver Foundation. Banner Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Banner Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.