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Eosinophilic Esophagitis Diagnosis
and Management

~ ON-DEMAND WEBINAR ~


Please join NASPGHAN and the NASPGHAN Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (District II, III and Chapter 4) and The International Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Researchers, for a one-hour on-demand CME webinar on the latest scientific information regarding Eosinophilic Esophagitis Diagnosis and Management. NASPGHAN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits.™

Abbott This educational activity is supported by an
independent medical education grant from Abbott Nutrition.

Expiration Date: June 17, 2017


TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR:
Please review the following information, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Register" link . After registering, you will receive an e-mail with the webinar link.



FACULTY CHAIR:

Liacouras
Chris Liacouras, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

 

FACULTY:

Shuker
Michele Shuker, MS, RD, CSP, LDN

Clinical Program Coordinator and Nutritionist
Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders Division of Allergy & Immunology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

 

Spergel
Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD

Chief, Allergy Section Co-director, Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS CONTENT REVIEWER:

Abraham M. Jelin, MD
Department of Pediatrics
The Brooklyn Hospital
Brooklyn, NY

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic condition manifested by symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, regurgitation and/or vomiting or dysphagia that occurs in the setting of an isolated eosinophilic inflammation of the esophagus. EoE continues to be a clinico-pathologic disease, in that both clinical symptoms and a histologic diagnosis must be made in order to make a correct diagnosis.

It is not known whether treatment will impact long-term outcomes of the disease, and the exact end points (reversal of symptoms and/or the need to achieve endoscopic or histologic normal mucosa) are not certain. The lack of evidence continues to make decisions regarding choice and duration of treatment difficult. There is a great need to continue to educate and present current state of the art findings related to EoE to specialists, primary care physicians, nurses, dietitians and trainees.

NASPGHAN and NASPGHAN Foundation support the work of The International Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Researchers (TIGER), a consortium of world experts focusing on the role of eosinophils in gastrointestinal diseases. Target Audience This activity is designed for pediatricians and medical professionals in their practices who are interested in treating children and young adults with eosinophilic esophagitis.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is designed for pediatricians and medical professionals in their practices who are interested in treating children and young adults with eosinophilic esophagitis.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able:

• To define EoE and present the updated 2011 diagnostic guidelines.
• To understand the epidemiology, pathophysiology and genetics of EoE.
• To identify the clinical symptoms, allergic manifestations, endoscopic and histologic features of EoE.
• To list and define the treatments of EoE which include dietary restriction, pharmacologic therapy and esophageal dilation.
• To understand how to manage patients with EoE.
• To provide information regarding ongoing and future research on EoE.

 

PHYSICIANS
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition. NASPGHAN is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

AMA PRA STATEMENT
NASPGHAN designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

DISCLOSURES
All faculty/speakers, planners, abstract reviewers, moderators, authors, coauthors, and administrative staff participating in the continuing medical education programs sponsored by NASPGHAN are expected to disclose to the program audience any/all relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). Accordingly, the NASPGHAN staff have reported no financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity.

Chris Liacouras, MD is on the speakers Bureau for Abbott Nutrition.
Michele Shuker, MS, RD, CSP, LDN has nothing to disclose.
Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD has nothing to disclose.
Deepali Tewari, MD has nothing to disclose.
Abraham M. Jelin, MD has nothing to disclose.

In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, NASPGHAN and The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition implemented mechanisms to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity. To resolve identified conflicts of interest, the educational content was peer-reviewed by a physician member of the NASPGHAN Review Committee who has nothing to disclose. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence-based, and commercially balanced.

 

MEDIUM OR COMBINATION OF MEDIA USED
This webinar consists of a slide set plus online posttest and CME evaluation.

 

HOW TO RECEIVE CME CREDIT
To receive CME credit for reviewing this activity, participants must review the CME information (learning objectives, disclosures, etc.), review the entire activity, and complete the activity posttest and evaluation questions.

To complete the activity posttest and evaluation, please visit this page.

Certificates will be provided immediately after completion of both the posttest and evaluation. For any questions about receiving credit, please e-mail Certificate@AmedoEmail.com

 

PROVIDER INFORMATION
Jointly sponsored by NASPGHAN and The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition. For questions, please contact:

NASPGHAN, PO Box 6, Flourtown, PA 19031
Phone: (215) 233-0808 • Fax: (215) 233-3918

 

DISCLAIMER
The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of NASPGHAN, The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition, or Abbott Nutrition. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, health care professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter before relying solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.

 

POLICY ON PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
NASPGHAN and The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition will make every effort to protect the privacy of every individual participant of this activity and will use information gathered only to maintain records as required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and ACCME.

This activity does not require readers to register to review the material, with the exception of physicians and other health care providers who desire to receive CME credit for this accredited activity. If an individual completes a CME for this accredited activity, we are required by the AMA and ACCME to collect personal information on the individual, such as their name, address, and phone number, that will allow us to issue a CME certificate to them and to keep this information on file for up to 6 years.

Personal information gathered will not be released to any other company or organization for any purpose. This information remains totally confidential.

This educational activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Abbott Nutrition.

Jointly sponsored by NASPGHAN & The NASPGHAN Foundation in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics

 

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS
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The webinar begins June 18, 2014 at 8:00pm ET. No content will be available prior to that time.


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