CE/CME Statement

Intended 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 and nutrition components based on therapy goals and individual patient factors

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

Ashely 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 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accreditation and Certification
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
A maximum of 1.0 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity. 

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material.
Provider number AC857

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All faculty and planners participating in sponsored programs are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose any relationship with those supporting the activity or any others with products or services available within the scope of the topic being discussed in the educational presentation. 

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE/CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE/CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. 

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, the following disclosures have been made:

Steven D. Freedman, MD, PhD
  Research SupportAlcresta, Gilead, Sancilio
David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD
 Research SupportDepartment of Defense, National Institute of Health, National Pancreas Foundation
 ConsultantAbbVie, SMARTMD
 Significant ShareholderSMARTMD

​The following faculty has no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Ashley M. Salamone, MSN, CRNP

The faculty for this activity have disclosed that there will be no discussion about the use of products for non-FDA approved applications.

Additional content planners
The following have no significant relationship to disclose:

Anne S. Greenberg (medical writer)
Ronald L. Koretz, MD (peer reviewer)
Sally Schermer, BSN, MBA (lead nurse planner)

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
John Bayliss, VP, Business Development, spouse is an employee of Amgen, Inc; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.

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

This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

The estimated time to complete the activity is 1.0 hour.

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