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Statement of Need
Liver diseases are increasingly being recognized as a major cause of morbidity and mortality. This continuing medical education activity is designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of common liver diseases seen in the community. There are recent advances in the diagnosis and management of patients with liver disease for Primary Care Physicians, Gastroenterologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care providers.

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians
Family Practitioners
Nurse Practitioners
Physician Assistants

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this symposium, the participants should be able to:

  • Describe the natural history of common liver diseases and how it relates to patient management
  • Evaluate current treatment modalities and develop more effective treatment algorithms for liver disease patients
  • Identify potential rationale for evolving liver disease therapies
  • Identify the dilemmas facing clinicians treating patients with liver diseases

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

John M. Vierling, M.D.
Program Director

Scientific Committee Members

Shannon Cook, RN

Norman Flores, RN

Jonathan Nguyen

Wayne Gosbee