Postgraduate Course

Symposium C: Updates in Liver Disease

Symposium C: Updates in Liver Disease

Saturday, October 14
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Valencia Ballroom D (Level 4)

Category: Liver

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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K. Rajender Reddy

Ruimy Family President's Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Director of Hepatology; Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Reddy is the Ruimy Family President's Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medicine in Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the Director of Hepatology, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, and the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Center. Dr. Reddy completed a residency in internal medicine at New York Medical College Hospitals, a fellowship in Gastroenterology at East Tennessee State University College of Medicine, and a fellowship in Hepatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Subsequently he joined the faculty at the University of Miami, and in October 2001, Dr. Reddy moved to the University of Pennsylvania. A Fellow of the ACG, American College of Physicians, and the Royal College of Physicians (UK), Dr. Reddy is also a Fellow of the AASLD. He has held several Visiting Professorships at medical schools throughout the world. He has trained several fellows and mentored numerous research assistants throughout his career. Dr. Reddy has authored or co-authored over 400 peer-reviewed papers on a spectrum of hepatobiliary topics that include liver transplantation, chronic C viral hepatitis, HIV and the liver, and hepatocellular carcinoma. In addition, he has edited and contributed to several text books, and has participated in numerous scientific presentations at national and international meetings. He serves on the editorial boards of prestigious journals such as Liver Transplantation, Hepatology, Liver International, and is an ad-hoc reviewer for several journals. Dr. Reddy also has participated in a number of clinical trials that have advanced the understanding of the therapy of chronic viral hepatitis. He has been the recipient of both federal and non-federal funding for clinical research. His current research interests include areas of liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, and hepatocellular carcinoma.


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