Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgment of Support

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

Patient, Provider and Caregiver Connection™: Highlighting the Patient Journey in Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Release Date: August 26, 2020
Expiration Date: August 26, 2021

Activity Overview

This video-based activity is designed for health care professionals to explore the diagnosis and treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) through a unique perspective that puts the patient voice front and center. In addition to expert faculty, a patient and their caregiver will lend their expertise by sharing their journey living with EPI. The activity focuses on the complex disease pathophysiology and etiology of EPI; its clinical presentation and diagnostic approach; and the efficacy and safety of recommended therapies.

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

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

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.


Target Audience

This online educational activity is directed toward gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, NPs and PAs, and additional members of the multidisciplinary care team.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Analyze the epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)
  • Discuss the patient burden of EPI and key considerations in counseling and long-term management
  • Review the key aspects of an EPI diagnosis including physical exam and indirect and direct pancreatic function test findings
  • Evaluate the efficacy, safety, and indications of the available PERT therapies for patients with EPI

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Faculty

Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
Director
Pancreatic Disease Center
Gastro Health and Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, FL

Disclosures:Consultant: AbbVie Inc ; Speaker’s Bureau: AbbVie Inc.

Vikesh K. Singh, M.D., M.Sc.
Vikesh K. Singh, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Director, Pancreatitis Center
Medical Director, Pancreatic Islet Auto Transplantation Program
Division of Gastroenterology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Disclosures: Vikesh K. Singh, M.D., M.Sc. has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Juan Hillinger (Patient Interviewee)

Disclosures: Juan Hillinger has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Carlos Hillinger (Caregiver Interviewee)

Disclosures: Carlos Hillinger has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

 

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.


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