Improving Surgical Risk Prediction for Patients with Cirrhosis

Needs Statement

Gastroenterologists, hepatologists, transplant surgeons, internists, advanced practice providers, fellows, residents, and medical students need to receive regular updates on recent advances in the field of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation. The series will highlight new developments in all areas related to liver diseases, changing selection criteria for transplantation, emerging transplantation techniques, and improved immunosuppressive therapies to minimize graft loss and other complications. The series aims to expand the knowledge of learners, promote current clinical and surgical best practices, enhance the quality of hepatology care, improve patient outcomes, and direct future research.

Target Audience

Physicians, medical students, fellows, residents, nurses, and other health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the unique challenges in assessing cirrhosis surgical risk.

  • Review how to evaluate a prediction model.

  • Discuss the approach used to create a novel prediction tool, the VOCAL-Penn Cirrhosis Surgical Risk Score.

  • Identify challenges that remain in cirrhosis surgical assessment.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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