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DC-Maryland-Virginia Liver Transplant Anesthesia Meeting 2021

May 1 @ 8:25 am - 12:45 pm


DMV Liver Transplant Meeting Course Syllabus

Program overview:

This SATA regional meeting provides the audience with updated knowledge on several critical
management issues in the liver transplant patients population.

Download the PDF Brochure: DMV LTA 2021 Syllabus – Program Final Social Media

Learning objectives:

Update the audience on new approaches in the assessment of patients with acute liver failure
and perioperative management.
Update the audience on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to liver transplant
patients for preoperative workup and optimization.
Update on the effects of the current COVID 19 pandemic on the liver transplant practice in the
USA and the world.

Target audience:

Transplant anesthesiologists, intensivists, transplant surgeons, hepatologists, cardiologists,
residents, and fellows

Accreditation and CME credit designation:

SATA (The Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia), University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center


Registration fee: $10 National attendee
Free International attendee

To receive the Zoom link, please email DMVLTA.Meeting@gmail.com


8:25-8:30 – Welcome and Introduction

Lorenzo De Marchi, MD (MGUH)

8:30-9:30 – Let’s Talk Anesthesia!

Moderator: Katherine Forkin, MD (UVA)

Minimizing Renal injury
Brian Tran, MD (VCU)
Management of Brain in ALF
Susanna Kmiecik, MD (MGUH)
Lung ultrasound in perioperative times
Aliaksei Pustavoitau, MD (JHH)

9:30-9:40 – Coffee Break

9:40-10:40 – Multidisciplinary session – It all about teamwork!

Moderator: Lorenzo De Marchi, MD (MGUH)

Cardiology: Perioperative cardiac complication in liver transplant
Ilan Wittstein, MD (JHH)
Hepatology: ACLF VS ALF VS CLF…Does one MELD fits all?
Zach Henry, MD (UVA)
Surgery: Liver Transplant during a Pandemic
Benjamin Philosophe, MD, PhD (JHH)

10:40-10:50 – Break

10:50-11:30 – Challenging Clinical Cases

Moderator: Aliaksei Pustavoitau, MD (JHH) / Spencer Liebman, MD (VCU)

1) 65 pound Liver?! Simultaneous Liver/Kidney Transplantation for Patient
with Polycystic Liver and Kidney Disease
Matthew Cross, MD (UVA)
2) “My new liver makes it hard to breathe.”
Amanda Williams, MD (VCU)

11:30-12:30 – News from the world!

Introduction: Lorenzo De Marchi, MD (MGUH)

“Liver transplant during the pandemic. The Italian Experience”
Davide Ghinolfi, MD (University of Pisa-Italy)

12:30-12:45 – Closing remarks

Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD, MHA, FASA (President-Elect, SATA)

Download the PDF Brochure: DMV LTA 2021 Syllabus – Program Final Social Media


May 1
8:25 am - 12:45 pm


Lorenzo De Marchi, MD (MGUH)
Susanna Kmiecik, MD (MGUH)
Aliakesi Pustavoitau, MD (JHH)
Katherine Forkin, MD (UVA)
Spencer Liebman, MD (VCU)
Tetsuro Sakai, MD , Phd, MHA (UPMC)