While nine of the 17 most common cancers of men and eight of the 18 most common cancers of women decreased in incidence in the U.S. (2009-2013), liver cancer had the greatest increase in incidence for both men and women (Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975 – 2014). Death rates decreased for 11 of the top 16 cancers in men and for 13 of the top 18 cancers in women. However, liver cancer death rates increased for men and women (Ibid). This increase in liver cancer incidence and death rates can be attributed in large part to the most common liver diseases seen in primary care.
Your practice can have a profound effect on liver cancer incidence and death rates through readily available best practices.
At this course, you will learn about:
Hepatitis B (HBV) Cirrhosis
Hepatitis C (HCV) Liver Cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)
Alcoholic hepatitis Liver Transplantation
Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
All courses will be taught by Colorado specialists who are available for further consultation
Cost: $55 – includes breakfast and lunch with registration by October 27, 2018; $65 after that date; limited number of scholarships available to people driving 3 or more hours. Register at: www.liverhealthconnection.org , click on the “Donate” button.
Held at University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Contact: Nancy Steinfurth, 720-917-3965, or email to register by phone or with questions about this program.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.