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Dr. Georgios Papachristou gives a presentation on acute and chronic pancreatitis. Dr. Papachristou also present several current cases and ways acute pancreatitis is diagnoses.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the accuracy of Clinical Scoring Systems in predicting severe acute pancreatitis
  • Manage patients with acute pancreatitis
  • Recognize the dignosis of chronic pancreatitis

Reading Resources: 

  1. 1: Forsmark CE, Vege SS, Wilcox CM. Acute Pancreatitis. N Engl J Med. 2016 Nov 17;375(20):1972-1981. Review. PubMed PMID: 27959604.
  2. Banks PA. Acute Pancreatitis: Landmark Studies, Management Decisions, and the Future. Pancreas. 2016 May-Jun;45(5):633-40. doi: 10.1097 /MPA.0000000000000632. Review. PubMed PMID: 27077712.
  3. Lankisch PG, Apte M, Banks PA. Acute pancreatitis. Lancet. 2015 Jul 4;386(9988):85-96. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60649-8. Epub 2015 Jan 21. Review. Erratum in: Lancet. 2015 Nov 21;386(10008):2058. PubMed PMID: 25616312.
  4. Lew D, Afghani E, Pando! S. Chronic Pancreatitis: Current Status and Challenges for Prevention and Treatment. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Jul;62(7):1702-1712. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4602-2. Epub 2017 May 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 28501969; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5507364.
  5. Anaizi A, Hart PA, Conwell DL. Diagnosing Chronic Pancreatitis. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Jul;62(7):1713-1720. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4493-2. Epub 2017 Mar 17. Review. PubMed PMID: 28315036; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5478450.
  6. Ramsey ML, Conwell DL, Hart PA. Complications of Chronic Pancreatitis. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Jul;62(7):1745-1750. doi: 10.1007 /s10620-017-4518-x. Epub 2017 Mar 9. Review. PubMed PMID: 28281169.

Dr. Papachristouhas financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Abbvie (Investigator Initiated Grant)

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.125) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 11/8/2018 | Last Modified On: 4/18/2019 | Expires: 11/8/2019


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