Managing Cirrhosis in 2013: Impact of Recent Advances on Fundamentals

Ames, IA US
August 7, 2013

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand & implement strategies to manage patients with cirrhosis based on current best clinical practice evidence.
  2. Manage cirrhosis patients in a cost effective way & be able to advise about lifestyle, quality of life, and driving.
  3. Optimize care for cirrhosis patients and recognize some pitfalls including coagulopathy, encephalopathy, & acute kidney injury.

Professional Gap

Best practice & evidence for management of cirrhotic patients is constantly changing. In addition, UNOS rules for organ allocation are also changing & have an impact on organ availability & allocation. This talk also addresses recent advances.


Michael D. Voigt, MD
Gastroenterology-Hepatology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics



  • Dr. Voigt has nothing to disclose regarding financial relationships with any commercial entities, commercial companies providing support for this program, or any commercial manufacturers of products and/or services discussed in this presentation.

This program is supported from gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic & First American Bank.  The content and selection of a speaker is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation, McFarland Clinic, or First American Bank.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/07/2013 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/07/2013 - 1:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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