VIDEO: New Directions in the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Pancreatitis
Date Recorded: 10/21/2014
Last Day to Register: 10/23/2016
Instructional Hours: 1.00
Online Evaluation: Available 10/21/201411/4/2016
Pre-Test? No
Post-Test? Yes (75% or better to pass)
*For Videos with a post test, you must score 75% or higher and complete the online evaluation before the evaluation close date to receive credit.
Disclosure Statement: In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. Presenters who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of the program.

Gregory A. Coté, M.D., receives research grants from Boston Scientific and serves as a consultant for both Boston Scientific and Olympus America. Katherine A. Morgan, M.D. and Kimberly McGhee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Description: This SCHOOLS presentation will discuss new directions in the diagnosis and management of chronic pancreatitis. After presentation of the latest information on the risk factors, etiology, and medical management of the disease, Dr. Cote will discuss endoscopic approaches to diagnosis and management, and Dr. Morgan will survey surgical treatment options. This SCHOOLS program is the sister telepresentation to the article in Progressnotes.
Handouts: No handouts are currently available.

Accreditations and Pricing

AccreditationsConsortium MembersAll Others 
Physicians $0.00 $0.00
Medical University of South Carolina Office of CMEThe Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All other participants $0.00 $0.00
Area Health Education ConsortiumThis program provides 1 CEUs by South Carolina AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Recognize that alcohol and smoking, alone or in combination, are important risk factors for chronic pancreatitis (CP) while realizing that many patients with CP have no history of alcohol abuse.
Recognize that debilitating pain of variable nature is often a presenting symptom of CP and to provide proper pain management to these patients.
Recognize the diagnostic value of endoscopic ultransonography and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography for CP.
Summarize the challenges and best practices for treating exocrine and endocrine disorders in patients with CP.
Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the principal endoscopic and surgical treatment options for CP.

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