By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the many comorbidities seen in children with NAFLD and its relevance to your practice
- Interpret the recommendations for treatment of NAFLD in Children from the Expert Committee on NAFLD (ECON) and the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
Vicky Ng, MD, Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Vicky Lee Ng received her MD from the University of Toronto, followed by Paediatrics Residency at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a year as Associate Chief Resident. She completed a three-year clinical and research Fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, prior to returning to Toronto as a Staff Hepatologist in the SickKids Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She is currently Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto, and Medical Director of the SickKids Liver Transplant program.
Dr. Ng’s primary scholarly interests focus on strategies to optimize durable outcomes following pediatric liver transplantation. She is the co-creator of the PeLTQL (Pediatric Liver Transplant Quality of Life), the first disease-specific health related quality of life tool for children who have undergone isolated liver transplantation, currently available in English and 10 other languages. Current efforts include a multi-site, multi-phase design to broaden implementation of a PeLTQL mobile app across most centers in North America.
Resources Mentioned in Session
Dr. Vicky Ng MD, FRCPC | Ask@ECHOPaeds
Dr. Vicky Ng addresses the question: In children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), how would you treat those who might benefit from Vitamin E?
Clinical Pearls were excerpted from the ECHO Paediatrics Obesity Management session on “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease | OM #4.11”. Watch the full session video and access the didactic file below.