• Overview
  • Pre-Assessment
  • Activity
    • Segment 1
    • Segment 2
    • Segment 3
    • Segment 4
    • Segment 5
    • Segment 6
    • Segment 7
    • Segment 8
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Chronic Pancreatitis Management in 2012: Recent Discoveries for Optimal Diagnosis and Treatment

Chronic Pancreatitis Management in 2012: Recent Discoveries for Optimal Diagnosis and Treatment

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1.50 Hours

Released

August 2, 2012

Expires

August 2, 2013

Maximum Credits

1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accredited Provider

Jointly sponsored by Curatio CME Institute, Penn State College of Medicine, and The National Pancreas Foundation

Commercial Supporter

Support for this activity has been provided through educational grants from Abbott and Aptalis.

Program Description

In this activity, Drs. David Whitcomb and Christopher Forsmark discuss recent advances in the clinical management of pancreatitis and its sequelae. The discussion, presented as a series of video segments, translates evidence and experience into clinically practical information that will help gastroenterologists improve their care of patients with pancreatitis.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with pancreatitis.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain the genetic and environmental etiologies of pancreatitis
  • Incorporate regular monitoring of pancreatic function when treating patients with pancreatitis
  • Discuss the limitations of current diagnostic tools for early detection of pancreatitis
  • Design personalized strategies for optimal treatment of pancreatitis

Disclosures

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of everyone in a position to control content of an educational activity. A relevant financial relationship is a relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.

Faculty

David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD—Activity Chair
Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Physiology
University of Pittsburgh
Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationship:
Consultant: Abbott, Millennium
Royalties: Ambry

Dr. Whitcomb discusses the unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product.

Christopher E. Forsmark, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Christopher E. Forsmark, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

Curatio CME Institute
Denise C. LaTemple, PhD,
President, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Jonathan S. Simmons, ELS, Senior Managing Editor, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Penn State College of Medicine
Faculty and staff involved in the review of this activity have disclosed no financial relationships.

National Pancreas Foundation
Orelle Jackson,
Executive Director, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Medium

The Internet was selected as the instructional format to accommodate the learning preferences of a significant portion of the target audience.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is co-sponsored by Curatio CME Institute, an ACCME-accredited provider.

Designation Statement

Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Unapproved Product Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Curatio CME Institute, Penn State College of Medicine, the National Pancreas Foundation, Abbott, and Aptalis do not recommend the use of any agent outside the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Curatio CME Institute, Penn State College of Medicine, the National Pancreas Foundation, Abbott, or Aptalis. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

The information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician regarding diagnosis and treatment of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Instructions

Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating in this CME activity. To receive credit during the period August 2, 2012 to August 2, 2013 participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) study the educational activity, and (3) complete the posttest and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section.

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