21st Annual SPLIT Meeting

Thursday & Friday, September 15 - 16, 2016
Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis, MO

Presented By: Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation

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Overview


Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) is a community of pediatric hepatologists, transplant surgeons, research coordinators, nurse coordinators and other health professionals across the United States and Canada working together to advance knowledge in pediatric liver transplantation. SPLIT was started in 1995 and has evolved from a research registry into a multifaceted organization focused on improving outcomes for children receiving liver transplantation.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • • Compare their program's Hepatology and Surgical Training Programs in comparison to AST and ABP Standards.
  • • Prioritize the management and interventions for children with liver cancers.
  • • List factors contributing to poor outcomes in the complex pediatric liver transplant recipient.


CME Provided By

This live activity is being provided by Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education.

Accreditation

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

7.7 Contact Hours available. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure

It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, that planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order for CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of off-label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Detailed disclosures will be made in activity handout materials.

Faculty *subject to change

Estella M. Alonso, MD
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois


Walter Andrews, MD 

Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri


James Daniel, MD

Children's Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri


M. B. Majella Doyle, MD, MBA, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


Udeme Ekong, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery
Yale University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Hepatology and Pediatric Liver Transplantation
Yale New Haven Hospital Transplantation Center


Scott Elisofon, MD

Boston Children's Hospital, Newton, Massachusetts


Carlos Esquivel, MD, PhD

The Arnold and Barbara Silverman Professor of Surgery
Chief of the Division Abdominal Transplantation, and
Associate Director of the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection
Stanford School of Medicine


Michele Estabrook, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

 

Kathryn Fowler, MD
Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology
Co-Director of MRI BJH/Washington University
Director Abdominal and Pelvic MRI
Medical Director Center for Clinical Imaging Research
Co-Director Body MRI Fellowship
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

 

Wendy Grant, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

 

Evelyn Hsu, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


Ajay Jain, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Beau Kelly, MD, MBA

DCI Donor Services , Surgical Director 
Sacramento

 

Heung Bae Kim, MD
Director, Pediatric Transplant Center; Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
Surgical Director, Liver, Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Programs
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Yiing Lin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

 

John Magee, MD
Jeremiah and Claire Turcotte Professor of Transplantation Surgery
Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Surgery and Section Head, Transplant Surgery
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

George Mazariegos,MD
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Nicholas Ah Mew, MD

Children's National, Washington, DC


Michelle Nadler, RN, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Liver Transplant Nurse Practitioner
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri


David H. Perlmutter, MD

Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean
Professor of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


Jose Pineda, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Director, Neurocritical Care Program, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri


Sanjay Rao, MS, M Ch, FRCS

Senior Consultant and Head, Department of Pediatric Surgery
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals
Senior Consultant, Division of Solid Organ Transplantation
Mazumdar Shaw Multispecialty Hospital, Narayana Health
Bangalore, India


Lainie Ross, MD, PhD

Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics
Professor Department of Pediatrics, Medicine and Surgery
Associate Director of MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


David Rudnick, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


Nael Saad, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


Janis Stoll, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Shikha S. Sundaram, MD

Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado


Noah Swanson

 

Stuart C. Sweet, MD, PhD
W. McKim Marriott Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program
President, OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


Yumirle Turmelle, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


Alexander Weymann, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


Laura Wozniak, MD, MS

Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA Department of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

 

Agenda *subject to change

Thursday, September 15

8:00am Welcome and Opening Comments- Keynote and Plenary – Yumi Turmelle, MD
8:10

Keynote: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Liver Disease and Personalized Medicine in the 21st Century
             David Perlmutter, MD
             Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean Washington University School of Medicine

8:40 Discussion
   
8:50 Keynote – “A Pediatrician’s View of the OPTN/UNOS Policy Development Process: Advocating for Children in an Adult World” – Stuart Sweet, MD, W. McKim Marriott Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director Pediatric Lung Transplant Program, President OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors
9:20 Discussion
9:30 Break
Training in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Moderator: Wendy Grant, MD
9:50

Update in Pediatric Liver transplant training from ASTS- Wendy Grant, MD

10:00

Training the pediatric transplant surgeon – Carlos Esquivel, MD

10:15 Discussion
10:25

Training the Pediatric Hepatologist – Estella Alonso, MD

10:40 Discussion
Liver Cancers: Pre-Transplant Imaging and Treatment. Moderator - AJ Jain, MD
10:50

Tumor Imaging – Katie Fowler, MD

11:05 Discussion
11:15

Local Regional Therapy – Nael Saad, MD

11:30 Discussion
11:40

HCC Surgical Treatment in Children –Heung Kim, MD

11:55 Discussion
12:05

HCC Genetics-Research future directives- Yiing Lin, MD

12:20 Discussion
12:30 LUNCH

Challenges and Solutions In Pediatric Liver Transplantation

Moderator- Dave Rudnick, MD and Carlos Esquivel, MD

2:00pm

Managing Fulminant Liver Failure – ICU Neuro perspective - Jose Pineda, MD

2:15 Discussion
2:25

Surgical Challenges in the infant recipient – John Magee, MD

2:40 Discussion
2:50

 

3:05 Discussion
3:15

OPO Donor Recovery Facility–Optimizing donor and recipient - Majella Doyle, MD

3:30 Discussion
3:40 Break
   
4:00

Ethics – Audience Response System – Moderator James Daniel, MD and Alexander Weymann, MD

4:15

Case Studies – Vaccines – Michele Estabrook, MD

4:25 Discussion
4:40

Case Studies – Re-Transplantation – Janis Stoll, MD

4:50 Discussion
5:20

Medical Ethical Dilemmas – Lainie Ross, MD, PhD

5:30 “Giving Hope to Your Patients”  - Noah Swanson – Liver Transplant Recipient
6:00 Welcome Reception and Abstract Viewing
   

Friday, September 16

8:00am SPLIT Business Meeting – George Mazariegos, MD
8:20 Discussion
8:25 SPLIT Registry Overview – Scott Elisofon, MD
8:50 Discussion
   

Expanding International Boundaries in SPLIT

8:55 International  Presentations – Sanjay Rao, MD
9:05 International Presentations
9:15 Discussion
9:25

Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium – Nicholas Ah Mew, MD

9:35 Discussion
9:40 Break
   

Travel Grant Award Presentations – Evelyn Hsu, MD

10:00

Travel Grant Awardee Abstract Presentation #1

10:15

Travel Grant Awardee Abstract Presentation #2

Research Working Groups – Moderator- Shikha Sundaram, MD
10:30

Updates from the Working Groups

 • Biliary Strictures – Shikha Sundaram, MD and Kyle Soltys, MD

 • Antibody Mediated Rejection – Laura Wozniak, MD

 • Late Graft Injury – Udeme Ekong, MD and Walt Andrews, MD

11:00 Discussion
11:10 QI/CC Committee Updates – Beau Kelly, MD
11:40 Discussion
11:50 Closing Remarks – George Mazariegos
12:00 Box Lunch

 

 

Hotel & Travel

Conference Location

Chase Park Plaza
232 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 633-1000

SPLIT Group Rate Reservation

Since meeting room temperatures are difficult to regulate to everyone's appeal, bringing a jacket or sweater is recommended. Complimentary parking is available.

Hotel Accommodations

Chase Park Plaza
232 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 633-1000
SPLIT Group Rate Reservation
WU rate: $160 (+ tax). Make Reservations by August 13, 2016.

Airport & Ground Transportation


Please Note

Washington University is not responsible for airline or hotel reservations. Please confirm registration acceptance prior to purchase of nonrefundable or penalty airline tickets.

Cancellations

If cancellation is received in writing by August 31, 2016, the registration fee is refundable, minus a $25 administrative charge. Registration Fees are non-transferable.

Special Needs

The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis - Continuing Medical Education fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and rules and regulations thereof. If any participant of this meeting is in need of accommodations, please do not hesitate to submit written requests at least one month prior to seminar date.

For Further Seminar Information

Continuing Medical Education, Washington University School of Medicine
Email: CME@wustl.edu
Ph: (314) 362-6891 or (800) 325-9862 | Fax: (314) 362-1087

Exhibitors


Acknowledgement

The SPLIT Annual Meeting Organizers gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for support to this activity:


Institution Sponsorship

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg of UPMC
Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Seattle Children’s Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville


Exhibitors

Alexion
Echosens North America, Inc.
Retrophin, Inc.

 

More Information about SPLIT
The Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) is a unique multidisciplinary, multicenter consortium focused on optimizing outcomes pediatric liver transplantation through research, advocacy, and dissemination of best practice in this field. SPLIT is the only such academic body dedicated to pediatric liver transplantation.

Participants include hepatologists, transplant surgeons, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, as well as nursing and allied health professionals. The SPLIT Annual meeting allows SPLIT members and participants from up to 40 national and international pediatric liver transplant centers to update their knowledge on current findings in the field of pediatric liver transplantation and incorporate these findings into their own practice. This year, the meeting will be held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO September 15-16th, 2016.

An important component of this meeting is the opportunity for participants to interact with one another including sharing information and building relationships with other professionals in the field. A reception has been added to facilitate this interaction. We invite you to consider exhibiting at the activity based on the following levels:

Options for Exhibit:

  • Level I - $1,000: Syllabus recognition, opportunity for table top exhibit during the meeting and one complimentary attendance to the education sessions.

  • Level II - $2,000: Reception and Syllabus recognition, opportunity for table top exhibit during the meeting, and one complimentary attendance to the education sessions.

  • Level III - $5,000: Reception and Syllabus recognition, opportunity for table top exhibit during the meeting, and two complimentary attendances to the education sessions.

All Letters of Agreement and payments should be made payable and remitted to:

Washington University CME
Attn: Cathy Sweeney
CSRB – 2214, CB 8063
660 South Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO  63110

 

Registration

Early Registration

SPLIT Coordinator/Allied Health Professional/Trainee: $285
SPLIT Investigators/Faculty Members: $385

After August 17, 2016 Registration

SPLIT Coordinator/Allied Health Professional/Trainee: $325
SPLIT Investigators/Faculty Members: $425

Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, and a reception on Thursday night. Conference syllabus also included.