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Continuing Medical Education

Alcoholic Liver Disease Transplant

Liver Transplantation and Alcoholics: Is This a Good Mix?
A Medical and Ethical Overview

Friday, January 10, 2014
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Avenue
Houston, Texas

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Program Overview
Liver transplantation for patients with acute and chronic alcohol related liver disease is in a time of transition. The long-standing "six-month" rule is an outdated process with no scientific merit. Transplant programs around the country are looking to phase out this approach, and there has never been a more urgent time to discuss the approach to these patients openly. This program will address new approaches to transplantation in alcoholic liver disease from a multidisciplinary group of experts.

Target Audience
Internists, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, psychiatrists, addiction medicine specialists, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals involved in transplantation of alcoholic liver disease.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Assess patients with acute alcoholic hepatitis and address proper medical management
  • Recognize alcoholism and problematic alcohol consumptionand its evaluation and referral to relapse prevention programs
  • Define appropriate patient selection for liver transplantation
  • Discuss post liver transplant relapse prevention in patients with alcoholic liver disease
  • Recognize the required multidisciplinary approach to the care of patients with advanced liver disease due to acute and chronic alcohol use 

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements


Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Houston Methodist designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Methodist Hospital System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Methodist Hospital System provides up to 7.0 contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend selected sessions in their entirety and complete the corresponding items on the evaluation tool.

Houston Methodist designates this activity for 1.0 hours of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Other Healthcare Professional

Other Healthcare Professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Fees, Registration and Conference Information

 Physician  $125.00
 Other Healthcare Professional    $75.00
 Resident/Fellow  No Charge*

*Verification required to register as a Resident/Fellow.  Please call the OCME at 713-441-4971 to register.

Your registration will not be processed until payment is received. Your registration will be confirmed. If you have not received confirmation at least five business days before the activity start date, contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) immediately.

If you plan to register on-site, contact OCME at least 24 hours in advance to confirm activity status and space availability. The OCME reserves the right to limit the number of participants in an activity and will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.

Accommodations and Reservations

Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center – Connected to the conference location via crosswalk
6580 Fannin St. | Houston, TX 77030 | 713.796.0080

Click here to reserve your room.

If phoning in your reservation, please identify yourself with the Liver Transplantation Conference when making reservations in order to get the special group rate ($209 single/double). A limited number of rooms have been reserved at this rate on a space available basis. The deadline is Thursday, December 19, 2013, to receive this rate unless the room block has already been filled. RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY.

Maps, Directions, Parking Information

Click here to view maps, directions, and parking information. 
Parking rates vary by garage and are between $9-$12 per day.


Evaluation via an online questionnaire will address program content, presentation and possible bias.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation and registration refunds must be in writing and received by the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at least 15 business days before the course begins. The date the request is received by the OCME will be considered the cancellation date. Requests received after the refund deadline will not be processed. Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee deducted from the registration fee paid to cover guarantees and other expenses. Requests should be mailed to the OCME or faxed to 713.441.0589. The OCME reserves the right to cancel activities, not less than 10 business days before the scheduled date, if extenuating circumstances make it necessary. Registrants will be notified at the contact number indicated on the registration form followed by written notification. If an activity is cancelled, OCME’s liability is limited to the registration fee paid. Note: If payment is made by check, a social security number is required to process the refund.


This CME activity is designed for use by health care professionals for educational purposes only. Information and opinions offered by the contributors represent their viewpoints. Conclusions drawn by the participant should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. Prescription information and use of medical devices should be undertaken only after confirmation of information by consulting the FDA-approved uses and information. Houston Methodist makes every effort to have accurate information presented; no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

ADA Statement

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Houston Methodist will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this symposium. Please call 713.441.4971 for further information, or if you need special assistance.

For Further Information Contact

Houston Methodist Office of Continuing Medical Education
6565 Fannin St., MGJ9-004 | Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713.441.4971 | Fax: 713.441.0589 | Email: cme@houstonmethodist.org