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Expert Perspectives on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Expert Perspectives on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

45 minutes

Released

April 30, 2019

Expires

April 30, 2020
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Maximum Credits

0.75 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
0.75 / CNE Contact Hour (0.75 pharmacology credit)

Accredited Provider

This enduring activity is jointly provided by Talem MedEd and Boston University School of Medicine.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie Inc.

Program Description

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a condition that is caused by insufficient secretion and activity of pancreatic enzymes to a level that is inadequate to maintain normal digestive processes. While a treatable condition with pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), the mainstay of treatment, EPI can be difficult to diagnosis and treatment is often delayed or suboptimal. Untreated EPI may lead to adverse outcomes of malnutrition, decreased overall survival, and impaired quality of life. Thus, a better understanding of EPI can lead to timely diagnosis and treatment. In this interactive online CME/CE activity, expert faculty will discuss strategies for improving the recognition and diagnosis of EPI and ways to optimize treatment with PERT.

Intended Audience

This program is designed specifically for gastroenterologists, primary care clinicians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care and management of patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • List risk factors for EPI and its presenting symptoms.
  • Describe the clinical evaluation approach and diagnosis of EPI.
  • Examine the available strategies for improving the clinical response to EPI treatment.
  • Summarize the latest clinical data and guideline recommendations on best practices for PERT.

Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Policy

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals, and their spouses/partners, involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

Faculty

Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
Director, Pancreatic Disease Center
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Hospital & Gastro Health
Miami, FL

Dr. Gelrud has disclosed that he is a consultant and speaker for AbbVie Inc.

Grisel M. Rosa, ARNP
Baptist Health of Miami
Miami, FL

Dr. Rosa has no relevant finanical relationships to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The following planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Laura K. Cooper, RN, CNE Course Advisor, Moffitt Cancer Center
Christopher S. Huang, MD, CME Course Advisor, Boston University School of
Medicine
Joanna Krause, MPH, Program Manager, Boston University School of Medicine, CME/CNE
Carmela Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, Boston University School of
Medicine, CME/CNE
Kristin Della Volpe, Medical Writer, Scientific Affairs, Talem Health, LLC
Erica Rusie, PharmD, Scientific Director, Scientific Affairs, Talem Health, LLC

Credit

0.75

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and Talem MedEd. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

0.75

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly provided by Talem MedEd.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

Contact Hours: 0.75 of which 0.75 are eligible for pharmacology credit

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Faculty members do not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

Disclaimer

THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 66% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.

For any CME or CNE accreditation questions please email the BUSM CME office at cme@bu.edu.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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