Inaugural Transplant Oncology: Evolving Field in Liver Cancers

June 18, 2022

LIVE (In-Person) and LIVESTREAM (Virtual) attendance options are available. 

Presented by the Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center 

Transplant oncology is an emerging concept of cancer treatment with a promising prospective outcome. The application of oncology, transplant medicine, and surgery to improve patients' survival and quality of life is the core of transplant oncology. The main goal of this symposium is to promote and disseminate multidisciplinary scientific advances in transplant oncology around the world, as well as collaborate with existing experts and providers to promote and encourage education and research in the science and clinical practice of transplant oncology around the world, in addition, to illustrate and share the new updates for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma, intrahepatic biliary cancer, liver-only metastasis of non-hepatobiliary carcinoma, the utility of immunotherapy in the transplant setting as well as the feasibility of using ctDNA for surveillance post-transplantation.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, colorectal and neuroendocrine liver metastases
  • Cancer recurrence after liver transplantation
  • The role of novel chemotherapeutic and biological therapy agents in improving transplantation outcomes
  • Applications of ctDNA in the field of Transplant Oncology

FEES

REGISTRATION TYPEFEE
Houston Methodist EmployeeFree
Physician (Houston Methodist - SPG, PCG, MPAQ, HMCC ACO PCP)Free
Physician (Private physician located within the Greater Houston Area)$225
Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)Free
Allied Health Care ProfessionalFree
Resident / Fellow / StudentFree

Target Audience

This Symposium is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of oncological care such as transplant oncologists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, transplant hepatobiliary surgeons, interventional radiologists, and immunologists. Also, Primary Care, Internists, oncologists, nurses, NPs, SW, Transplant Coordinators, RNs

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current standard approaches toward liver transplant oncology.
  • Describe how liver transplantation affects hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma outcomes.
  • Explain the gap between the current practice and the future of transplant oncology.
  • Review updated selection criteria, prediction models and emerging indications.
  • Identify novel biologic, chemotherapeutic, radiologic, immunotherapeutic approaches and applications of ctDNA.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.50 Nursing Contact Hours

    Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Houston Methodist will award 6.50 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing education evaluation.

  • 0.00 Social Work
    The program has been approved for 0.00 CE contact hours for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.
Course opens: 
05/03/2022
Course expires: 
08/01/2022
Event starts: 
06/18/2022 - 7:15am CDT
Event ends: 
06/18/2022 - 4:30pm CDT
Cost:
$225.00
TIMEPRESENTATIONSPEAKER(S)
7:15 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:00 AMLeadership WelcomeR. Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS (Ed)
8:15 AMConference IntroductionMaen Abdelrahim, MD, PhD, B Pharm; Sudha Kodali, MD, MSPH; Ashish Saharia, MD, FACS
 Plenary Session I: LIVER TRANSPLANT FOR METASTATIC CANCER: Emerging Topics
Moderators: Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD; Kirk E. Heyne, MD; Ashish Saharia, MD, FACS
8:30 AMLiver Transplantation for CRC and NETYun Shin Chun, MD
9:00 AMUtility of ctDNA in Liver Transplantation – Marker of MRD/Surveillance and RejectionAshton A. Connor, MD, PhD
9:30 AMMutational Profiling for Colorectal Liver Metastases - Prognosis and Patient Selection for HepatectomyTimothy E. Newhook, MD
10:00 AMQuestion and Answer Session
10:15 AMBreak and Exhibits
 Plenary Session II: Controversies
Moderators: Sudha Kodali, MD, MSPH; Chukwuma Egwim, MD
10:30 AMDEBATE:
TACE vs. TARE: The More Effective Treatment
TACE: John A. Hancock, MD
TARE: Edward Kim, MD  
11:00 AMRebuttal  
11:15 AMDEBATE:
Do We Transplant Tumors Under 2cm?
PRO: Ahmed O. Kaseb, MD, CMQ
CON: Kirk E. Heyne, MD 
11:45 AMRebuttal  
12:00 PMLunch and Exhibits
 Plenary Session III: Cholangiocarcinoma: Pushing the Limits
Moderators: Maen  Abdelrahim, MD, PhD, B Pharm; Constance M. Mobley, MD, PhD, FACS
1:00 PMLiver Transplantation for CCA Beyond Peri-hilar CCA Milind M. Javle, MD
1:30 PMChallenging Cases in Liver Transplantation
Case 1: IHCCA
Case 2: PHCCA
Case Presenter: Constance M. Mobley, MD, PhD, FACS
Panelists: Kirk E. Heyne, MD; Milind Javle, MD
2:00 PMDiagnostic Challenges in Hilar-CholangiocarcinomaSunil Dacha, MD
2:30 PMQuestion and Answer Session 
2:45 PMBreak and Exhibits
 Plenary Session IV: Emerging Oncological Issues in Liver Transplantation
Moderator: Joseph S. Galati, MD, FACG, FAASLD 
3:00 PMEmerging Oncological Issues in Liver TransplantationTaizo Hibi, MD, PhD, FACS
3:40 PMSafety and Efficacy of Checkpoint Inhibitors in Liver Transplant PatientsMaen Abdelrahim, MD, PhD, B Pharm
4:10 PMQuestion and Answer Session
4:25 PMClosing RemarksR. Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS (Ed)
4:30 PMAdjournment
LIVE (in-person) and LIVESTREAM (virtual) attendance options are available.

LIVE (in-person attendance) will be held in the Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030). 

LIVESTREAM information will be provided to registered learners. 

COURSE DIRECTOR
 
R. Mark  Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS (Ed)
J.C. Walter Jr. Presidential Distinguished Chair
Director, J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Director, Transplantation Research
Chief, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston Methodist
 
COURSE CO-DIRECTORS
 
Maen Abdelrahim, MD, PhD, B Pharm
Medical Director, Cockrell Center for Advanced Therapeutics, Phase I Program
Gastrointestinal Medical and Transplant Oncologist
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston Methodist
 
Sudha Kodali, MD, MPHS
Transplant Hepatologist
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Houston Methodist
 
Ashish Saharia, MD, FACS
Director, Liver Transplantation
Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation
Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
 
GUEST FACULTY
 
Yun Shin Chun, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
 
Taizo Hibi, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Pediatric Surgery and Transplantation
Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Director, Transplantation Center, Kumamoto University Hospital
 
Milind  M. Javle, MD
Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
 
Ahmed Omar Kaseb, MD, CMQ
John E. and Dorothy J. Harris Professorship in Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
Tenured Professor and Director, Hepatocellular Carcinoma Program
Co-Director, MD Anderson HCC SPORE
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
 
Edward Kim, MD, FSIR
Professor of Radiology and Surgery
Director, Interventional Oncology
Mount Sinai Health Systems
New York, NY 
 
Timothy E. Newhook, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
 
HOUSTON METHODIST FACULTY
 
Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD, FACP, FAASLD
Director, Liver Transplant Program
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist
Director, Liver Associates of Texas, PA
 
Ashton A. Connor, MD, PhD
Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist
 
Sunil Dacha, MD
Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine
Houston Methodist Academic institute
Assistant Clinical Member
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Interventional Gastroenterologist
Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates
Houston Methodist
 
Chukwuma Egwim, MD
Transplant Hepatologist
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist
Liver Associates of Texas, PA
 
Joseph S. Galati, MD, FACG, FAASLD
Medical Director
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist
Director, Liver Specialists of Texas
 
John A. Hancock, MD
Interventional Radiologist
Houston Methodist Radiology Associates
Houston Methodist
 
Kirk E. Heyne, MD
Gastrointestinal Medical and Transplant Oncologist
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
 
Constance M. Mobley, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Director of Liver Transplantation
J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Associate Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation
Medical Director, Surgical & Liver ICU
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Vice Chair Diversity, Equity and Community Integration
Houston Methodist Department of Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Adjunct Assistant Professor Texas A&M College of Medicine

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.50 Nursing Contact Hours

    Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Houston Methodist will award 6.50 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing education evaluation.

  • 0.00 Social Work
    The program has been approved for 0.00 CE contact hours for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Exhibit Opportunities


This course offers the opportunity for commercial companies to intermingle with targeted health care providers and showcase their company’s products and services.  

For additional information, please contact Juanita Young at jlyoung@houstonmethodist.org. Thank you for your interest and support. 

 
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FEES

REGISTRATION TYPEFEE
Houston Methodist EmployeeFree
Physician (Houston Methodist - SPG, PCG, MPAQ, HMCC ACO PCP)Free
Physician (Private physician located within the Greater Houston Area)$225
Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)Free
Allied Health Care ProfessionalFree
Resident / Fellow / StudentFree