Program Details

General Details

Friday and Saturday, October 15 & 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EST


Virtual Program

Planning Committee

Dr. Ghassan Abou-Alfa

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Sheila Eswaran

Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Jennifer Guy

Sutter Health

Dr. Tamar Taddei

Yale University

Dr. Ali Zarrinpar

University of Florida Health


  • Liver Cancer 101
  • The value of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about liver cancer screening
    • Treatment types
      • Resection surgery, transplant, and ablation
      • Local arterial therapies
  • Systemic therapies, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors, immunotherapy and combination therapies
  • How to navigate clinical trials
  • Recent breakthroughs for liver cancer research and hope on the horizon
  • Palliative care (Living with liver cancer)
  • Understanding risk factors, racial and ethnic disparities, and barriers to access to care
  • How cancer impacts life planning and decision-making
  • Where you can turn to find support
  • Get to know your applicable team members and their roles (for example, hepatologist, interventional radiologist, surgeon, oncologist, palliative care physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, care coordinator/nurse navigator, social worker, etc.) 
  • Get to know your applicable team members: transplant coordinator, social worker, physician assistant, registered nurse, surgeon, hepatologist, etc.
  • Patient and caregiver voices
  • Nutrition
  • Mindfulness/quality of life (session format: workshop)
    • Addressing depression and anxiety