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.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with pancreatitis.
The Internet was selected as the instructional format to accommodate the learning preferences of a significant portion of the target audience.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be 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
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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.
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.
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
Christopher E. Forsmark, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Florida
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Christopher E. Forsmark, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationship:
Consultant: Abbott, Millennium
Dr. Whitcomb discusses the unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product.
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Penn State College of Medicine
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National Pancreas Foundation
Orelle Jackson, Executive Director, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
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.
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