Exhibit Registration: Acute Liver Failure: Science and Practice

Dallas, TX US
May 16, 2022 to May 17, 2022

Exhibitor Levels and Benefits:

Your company can support this program with an exhibit fee in the following amounts:

Exhibitor level: $1,500.00

All support as an exhibitor will be fully acknowledged at the course and you will receive recognition at the meeting and course handouts.

Attendee Lists:

In order to comply with the new ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education*, attendee lists will not be provided. Ineligible companies** are welcome to directly request learner name and contact information for their own purposes. 

*Reference: Standard 2: Prevent Commercial Bias and Marketing in Accredited Continuing Education

**The ACCME defines an ineligible company as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

In-Person Exhibit Space:

Assigned exhibit space consists of one 6-8 foot table and two (2) chairs. Power outlets are limited and are first come first serve.

Required Form:

Please review the PDF icon Exhibitor Prospectus. Please complete the 2 page form and return to Kelsey Smith at kelsey.smith@utsouthwestern.edu by Thursday, April 27, 2022.

Confirmation and Payment:

Exhibit space is not confirmed until an Exhibitor Agreement form is completed and signed by both parties. A counter-signed copy of the agreement will be sent back as confirmation of your exhibit space. You will also receive login information in order to make your payment online. Payment must be received prior to the start of the course. 

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/16/2022 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
05/17/2022 - 12:00pm CDT

Acute Liver Failure: Science and Practice, a symposium. 

Monday May 16, 2022   

Session 1: Acute Liver Failure: Overview and Mechanisms of Liver Injury 
   Moderators: Brendan McGuire, MD (UAB) and William M. Lee, MD (UTSW) 


 Presentation Title 


 8-8:10 am 

 Welcome and Introduction 

 Brendan McGuire, MD 

 8:10-8:35 am 

 Acute Liver Failure and ALFSG 

 William M. Lee, MD 

 8:35-9:00 am 

 Mechanisms of Liver Injury  

 Lily Dara, MD  

 9:00-9:20 am 

 Clinical Phenotypes of ALF 

 Raj Reddy, MD 

 9:20-9:40 am 

 Acetaminophen: Current status 

 Laura James, MD, PhD 

 9:40 -10:00 am 

 Histopathology of ALF 

 David Kleiner, MD  

 10:0 0 -10:15  am 


Session 2: Liver Regeneration and Response to Injury 
   Moderators: Adrian Reuben, MD (MUSC) and David Kleiner, MD (NCI) 


 Presentation Title 


 10:30-10:50 am 

 Overview of Basic Regenerative Mechanisms 

 Sanjeev Gupta, MD  

 10:50-11:10 am 

 Immunologic Basis of Liver Injury/Response 

 Evangelos Triantafyllou MD, UK  

 11:10-11:30 am 

 Pathogenesis of HBV ALF: host/viral factors 

 Patrizia Farci, MD  

 11:30-11:50 pm 

 Wnt Signaling and Regeneration 

 Udayan Apte, PhD 

 11:50-12:10 pm 

 Pathophysiology of cerebral edema  

 Chris Rose, PhD 

 12:10-12:20 pm 




Session 3: Genomics and Viral Discovery  
    Moderators: Jorge Rakela, MD (Mayo Clinic) and Tony Bass, MD (UCSF) 


 Presentation Title 



 Viral Discovery in ALF 

 Charles Chiu, MD 

 1:30-1:50 pm 

 Genomics and Viral Liver Injury                     

 Emmanuel Jouanguy, MD 

 1:50-2:10 pm 

 Genomics of Drug-Induced Liver Injury 

 Paola Nicoletti, PhD  

 2:10-2:30 pm  

 Biomarkers in ALF 

 Jorge Rakela, MD 

 2:30-2:45 pm  




Session 4: Diagnosis, Evaluation and Prognosis of ALF 
    Moderators: Bob Fontana, MD (Michigan) and Dan Ganger, MD (Northwestern) 


 Presentation Title 


 3:00-3:20 pm 

 Natural History of ALF 

 TBD, MD  

 3:20-3:40 pm 

 Causality: Determining Etiology in ALF 

 Daniel Ganger, MD 

 3:40-4:10 pm 

 Prognostic Indices: Determining Outcomes 

 David Koch, MD 

 4:10-4:30 pm 

 Methacetin Breath Test/Other Prognostic Tools 

 Robert J. Fontana, MD 

 4:30-4:50 pm 




Tuesday May 17, 2022   

Session 5: Complications of ALF: Riding Out the Storm 
   Moderators: Iris Liou, MD (Univ. of Washington) and Bilal Hameed, MD (UCSF)  


 Presentation Title 


  8:00-8:30 am 

 Critical Care of ALF: Overview 

 Dean Karvellas, MD  

  8:30-8:50 am 

 Hemostasis in ALF: Is There a Coagulopathy? 

 Todd Stravitz, MD 

  8:50-9:10 am 

 The Decision to List for Transplant  

 Shannan Tujios, MD 

  9:10-9:30 am 

 Outcomes of Transplantation: SRTR/ALFSG 

 Justin Parekh, MD 

  9:30-9:45 am 




Session 6: Liver Support, Transplantation and The Future 
    Moderator: Anne Larson, MD (Univ. of Washington) and Buddy Sussman, MD (Baylor Houston) 


 Presentation Title 


 10:00-10:20 am 

 Liver support machines: Current status 

 Scott Nyberg, MD 

 10:20-10:40 am 

 Designing Clinical Trials in an Orphan Disease 

 Valerie Durkalski, PhD  

 10:40-11:00 am 

 Pediatric ALF: Current Status 

 Estella Alonso, MD 

 11:00-11:20 am 

 Is ALF Going Away? An Epidemiologist’s View 

 Babak Orandi, MD 

 11:20-11:40 am 

 New agents for liver recovery 

 Lars Zender, MD 

 11:40-11:55 am 



 11:55-12:00 pm 

 Final Words 

 William M. Lee, MD 


UT Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Biomedical Research Building
6000 Harry Hines Blvd
Excellence in Education Foundation Auditorium
Dallas, TX 75235
United States


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this continuing education activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in the activity that was designated for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.



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Exhibit Space Cancellations:

Cancellations must be received in writing at least ten business days prior to the start of the course. No refund will be provided for a cancellation received after this time.