OfficePerspectives: Using More Than Gut Instinct to Diagnose and Treat Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

In this video webcast, you will gain answers to many of the questions surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in order to better support your patients on an ongoing basis. Steven D. Freedman, MD, PhD, Ashley M. Salamone, MSN, CRPN, and David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, offer their insights into the issues and obstacles encountered in managing EPI. Their discussion will also highlight what is on the horizon with regard to testing and management to improve the care of both children and adults with EPI. 


Steven D. Freedman, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Translational Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director, The Pancreas Center
Boston, Massachusetts


Ashley M. Salamone, MSN, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner, The Johns Hopkins University
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Baltimore, Maryland




David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD
Giant Eagle Foundation Professor of Cancer Genetics
Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, and Human Genetics
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 
University of Pittsburgh and UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Target audience

This activity was developed for gastroenterologists, nurses, dieticians, and other clinicians involved in the care of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. 

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Detail the appropriate work-up for suspected exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in pediatric and adult patients
  • Describe the stepwise approach to treating EPI in pediatric and adult patients
  • Develop treatment plans that include pediatric pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy and nutrition components based on therapy goals and individual patient factors

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


Complete these 3 easy steps to participate in this activity:

1) Complete the pre-activity Clinical Impact Challenge quiz, which will allow you to compare your answers at the beginning of the activity to your post-activity answers.

2) Watch the video webcast.

3) Complete the post-activity quiz and evaluation form. 

Note: You can claim credit and receive your certificate once you have passed the quiz and completed the evaluation.



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CDR
  • 1.00 ANCC
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CDR
  • 1.00 ANCC


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