World Congress at ACG2017

Simultaneous Plenary Session 1A: Liver

Simultaneous Plenary Session 1A: Liver

Monday, October 16
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Valencia Ballroom A (Level 4)

Kelly W. Burak

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Oncology; Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Burak is Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary where he is currently the Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. His clinical and research interests include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver transplantation. He serves as the Director of Southern Alberta Liver Transplant Clinic and is cross-appointed to the Department of Oncology. He has served as the local principal investigator in several pivotal randomized clinical trials evaluating therapies for intermediate and advanced HCC. Dr. Burak has been involved in updating provincial and national guidelines for the management HCC. He organized the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) HCC meeting and was the lead author of the meeting proceedings. He was a Steering Committee member for the Canadian Liver Listing and Allocation Conference, which lead to Canada adopting total tumour volume (TTV) and alphafetoprotein (AFP) criteria for transplantation of HCC. Dr. Burak is actively involved in Medical Education and spoken on the management of HCC in Canada, USA, Korea and Australia.


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Tram T. Tran

Professor of Medicine, Geffen UCLA School of Medicine; Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Tram Tran, MD, FACG, is Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Tran has broad research interests in the areas of viral hepatitis B and C, liver disease in pregnancy and liver transplantation. She is an internationally recognized expert and NIH-funded researcher in the field of chronic hepatitis B, and is active in patient and community advocacy on hepatitis B prevention and treatment. She has authored and co-authored numerous abstracts, papers and chapters in these fields and published in journals such as Hepatology, NEJM, and the Journal of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation. Dr. Tran is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the ACG, AASLD, and AGA, and serves on the AASLD Hepatitis B SIG Steering Committee and as Chair of the AASLD Practice Guidelines Committee. Dr. Tran earned her medical degree at New York Medical College and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai, where she twice received the Leo G. Rigler Award for clinical excellence. She then went on to complete fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology/liver transplantation at University of California, Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai. She has been named a US News & World Report Best Doctor, Castle-Connelly Top Doctor, and Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor.


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