Academic Liver Debates

 

Northeast Ohio Academic Liver Debates 2024

This program is offered free of charge to attend with a suggested Donation of $25

Date: October 16, 2024Time: 5:30pm-9pmLocation: InterContinental Cleveland 9801 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Cost: Free to attend with a suggested Donation of $25

If you’d like to sponsor this year’s Liver Debate, please contact Scott at scott@liveralliance.org

Cost: Free to attend with a suggested Donation of $25

 

Details below are from the 2023 Debates

MODERATOR

Robert Brown Jr. M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Editor-in-Chief, Liver Transplantation; Weill Cornell Medicine

TOPICS & TEAMS

Debate #1: The use of immunotherapy for recurrent HCC post-liver transplant.

Pro: Immunotherapy therapy is the best option for this patient now.Mentor: Dr. Dilip MoonkaFellows: Dr. Poornima Oruganti and Dr. Kevin Harris

 

Con: Immunotherapy therapy should NOT be used in this patient nowMentor: Dr. Christina C. LindenmeyerFellows: Dr. Wael Mohamed and Dr. Jeff Schwartz

 

 

Debate #2The need for liver biopsy in NASH/MASH/SLD/MASLD study patients.

Pro: Liver biopsy should continue to be required for entry into studies on NAFLD drugs.Mentor: Dr. Naemat SandhuFellows: Dr. Sofi Damjanovska and Dr. Jared Travers

 

Con: Liver biopsy should NOT be required for entry into such studies, and instead, non-invasive markers of fibrosis and inflammation and steatosis should be considered adequate for subjects entering these studies.Mentor: Dr. Bolin NiuFellows: Dr. Sara Kamionkowski and Dr. Andrew Ford

 

JUDGES

Dr. Robert Brown
Dr. Mousab Tabbaa
Dr. Fady Haddad
Dr. Farid NaffahDr. Priyanka Patel

 

Details below are from the 2023 Debates

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023Time: Registration and Reception is 5:30pm-6:30pm; Dinner and Debates 6:30pm-9:00pmLocation: Intercontinental Hotels Cleveland, 9801 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-2100Cost: Free to attend with a suggested Donation of $25

5:30 PM

Registration, Reception & Exhibitors

7:00 PM

Dinner & Debates Welcome by Moderator
Dr. Robert S. Brown Robert Brown Jr. M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Editor-in-Chief, Liver Transplantation; Weill Cornell Medicine

7:15 PM 

Debate #1: Henry Ford Health (PRO) vs. Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CON)
Topic: The use of immunotherapy for recurrent HCC post-liver transplant  

7 minutes

Henry Ford Health:
Fellows – Dr. Poornima Oruganti and Dr. Kevin Harris
Mentor – Dr. Dilip Moonka
PRO: Immunotherapy therapy is the best option for this patient now.

7 minutes 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation:
Fellows – Dr. Wael Mohamed and Dr. Jeff Schwartz
Mentor Dr. Christina Lindenmeyer Mentor
CON: Immunotherapy therapy should NOT be used in this patient now

3 minutesHuddle with the Team and Mentor
4 minutesRebuttal for Henry Ford
4 minutesRebuttal for Cleveland Clinic Foundation
15 minutesQ & A started by Dr. Robert Brown & Judges, then opened to the audience  
8:15 PM

Debate #2: University Hospitals (PRO) vs. Metro Health (CON)
Topic: The need for liver biopsy in NASH/MASH/SLD/MASLD study patients.

7 minutes

University Hospitals:
Fellows – Dr. Sofi Damjanovska and Dr. Jared Travers
Mentor – Dr. Naemat Sandhu as the mentor
PRO: Liver biopsy should continue to be required for entry into studies on NAFLD drugs.

7 minutes 

Metro Health:
Fellows – Dr. Sara Kamionkowski and Dr. Andrew Ford
Mentor – Dr. Bolin Niu
CON: Liver biopsy should NOT be required for entry into such studies, and instead, non-invasive markers of fibrosis and inflammation and steatosis should be considered adequate for subjects entering these studies.

3 minutes     Huddle with the Team and Mentor
4 minutesRebuttal for University Hospitals
4 minutes Rebuttal for Metro Health
15 minutes Q & A started by Dr. Robert Brown & Judges, then opened to the audience  
9:00 PM Closing Remarks

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