0.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 0.25 / CE for Pharmacists (0.025 CEUs)
Jointly provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare in collaboration with Haymarket Medical Education
Supported by an educational grant from Allergan Inc.
Although irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is common, the diagnosis can be tricky. Symptoms fluctuate over time and they don’t always respond to appropriate therapy. Furthermore, other disorders can mimic IBS, and there is no precise biomarker. In this case-based commentary, a noted expert in the diagnosis and management of IBS outlines a stepwise approach to making a positive diagnosis to ensure that patients get effective—and timely—relief from their troubling symptoms.
Clinicians who treat individuals with irritable bowel syndrome/chronic idiopathic constipation (IBS/CIC), including gastroenterologists, internal medicine and family physicians, gynecologists, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) who work in gastroenterology, gynecology, or primary care settings
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Describe data supporting the concept of IBS/CIC as a continuum of gastrointestinal disorders
Implement appropriate, validated testing measures to make definitive, timely diagnoses of IBS/CIC
Utilize patient-centric communications strategies to clearly educate patients about their condition
Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. Albert Einstein College of Medicine and AKH Inc. implement a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.
Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD, FACG Senior Associate Consultant Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Lacy has received consulting fees from Salix, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, and Shire.
Pharmacy Content Reviewers and Disclosure Thomas A. Ullman, MD Professor, Gastroenterology and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology Department of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY
Dr. Ullman receives consulting fees from Pfizer Inc.
Victor B. Hatcher, PhD Associate Dean and Director of CME Professor, Medicine and Biochemistry Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY
Dr. Hatcher has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Duffy has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accredited Provider Disclosure
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, AKH Inc., and HME staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE for Pharmacists
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 0.25 contact hour (0.025 CEU). UAN 0077-9999-19-005-H04-P. Initial release date: 4/30/2019.
If you claim CE for Pharmacy credit, you will be prompted to include your National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) number and date/month of birth. This information must be included in order for you to receive credit.
Additional Credit Information
Physician Assistant Continuing Education AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.25 Category 1 Credit for completing this activity.
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education AANPCP accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This CME/CE activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, AKH Inc., HME, Allergan Inc., or Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact Albert Einstein College of Medicine or AKH Inc.
To obtain credit, a score of 65% 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/CME History, which you can access at any time.