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Speaker Spotlight: Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Digestive Diseases, VA-Connecticut Health System
Twitter: @ggarciatsao


Management of Portal Hypertension

DDW Track:

Liver Diseases and Transplantation

Date and Time:

Friday, May 21, 5:30–7 p.m.


1.5 hours

Session Description

In this state-of-the-art lecture, Dr. Garcia-Tsao will present an update in the management of varices, variceal hemorrhage, and other complications of cirrhosis vis-à-vis strategies that reduce portal pressure. The session will feature 30 minutes of live Q&A.

After attending the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe stages of cirrhosis and main goals of care at each stage.
  • Identify main pathogenic mechanisms leading to portal hypertension.
  • Recognize therapies that act on these mechanisms and lead to a decrease in portal pressure.

This session is included in the cost of registration for DDW 2021 and will be available to watch live or on demand until Aug. 23, 2021. Discounted registration rates are available through March 31. View the DDW Online Planner for the full DDW agenda over May 21-23.

Dr. Garcia-Tsao’s investigation focuses on cirrhosis, portal hypertension and related complications, having authored over 100 original research publications as well as several society guidelines and position papers. She served as president of AASLD in 2012 and is currently the director of the Clinical Core of the Yale Liver Center and the associate editor for the New England Journal of Medicine. You can connect with her via live chat during the session.

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