Information Only - Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - Saturday, May 13, 2017
Dr. Squires will discuss the role of pediatric obesity in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the serious long-term consequences.
- Describe non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children, which is the most common chronic liver disease in childhood.
- Discuss the pathogenesis of NAFLD in children, including genetic susceptibility, insulin resistance, sedentary life-style, diet, and the intestinal microbiome.
- Identify the long term consequences NAFLD in children, including cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease requiring liver transplantation, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Robert Squires, MD
Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Director, Hepatology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
The target audience for Grand Rounds includes physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
To view the presentation, click the link below:
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children: What's the big deal?