Karen Luk to give Surgery Grand Rounds on cirrhotic patient surgery Sept. 6

Karen Luk, M.D., a PGY-V resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk titled “General Surgery for the Cirrhotic Patient” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. All are welcome to attend.

The objectives of Dr. Luk’s talk are:

  • Review the pathophysiology and clinical characteristics of chronic liver disease and portal hypertension
  • Become familiar with the risks and surgical pitfalls of performing non-hepatic surgery on patients with liver cirrhosis
  • Discuss strategies for perioperative ascites management and other considerations to optimize surgical care for cirrhosis patients
  • Better communicate operative options and risks with patients with chronic liver disease

This Surgery Grand Rounds Conference, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Surgery, is broadcast via videoconference to many sites in North Dakota and Minnesota. For more information about how to view the presentation, contact Kerri Hjelmstad at 701.777.2589 or kerri.hjelmstad@und.edu.

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.