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Course Dates: Open-ended
You Enrolled on: February 2, 2017
Who can Enroll: Registered users.
Course Language: English
Price: $299.00
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About the course

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MAXIMUM CREDITS

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACCREDITED PROVIDER

This educational activity is provided by the American Gastroenterological Association.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER

Supported by an educational grant from Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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PRODUCER

Produced by Haymarket Medical Education (HME).

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) present with multiple physical and emotional hardships. Although the exact pathophysiology remains elusive and likely involves many factors, IBS-D is a chronic and relapsing disorder that includes significant abdominal pain as well as cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Patients with IBS-D can have sudden urges to have bowel movements, a feeling of being unable to completely empty during bowel movements, and discomfort—characterized by defecation presenting as loose stools. The recent American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) recommendations and ROME IV criteria provide diagnostic and management strategies for patients with IBS-D. Primary care providers need to be able to recognize warning signs of IBS-D, become familiar with the ROME IV diagnostic criteria to ensure that patients who fulfill the criteria do not undergo extensive testing before being diagnosed and treated, and become familiar with the multitude of treatment options available.

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INTENDED AUDIENCE

Gastroenterologists and primary care physicians, internists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who care for patients with IBS

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EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

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

  • Accurately diagnose patients with IBS-D by eliciting a thorough patient history and utilizing established clinical criteria
  • Implement patient-centric care plans for managing IBS-D symptoms by tailoring therapeutic options based on predominant symptoms
  • Consider the mechanisms of action and potential side effects of each treatment

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE POLICY

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

FACULTY

Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD

Co-chair, Rome IV Bowel Committee

Professor of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Chief, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Lebanon, NH

Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, is on the advisory committees and/or is a reviewer for Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. He is also the lead investigator for research funded by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Pamela R. Kushner, MD, FAAFP

Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

University of California at Irvine

Irvine, California 

Director, Kushner Wellness Center

Downey, CA

Pamela R. Kushner, MD, FAAFP, is the lead investigator for research funded by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

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ACCREDITED PROVIDER AND PUBLISHING STAFF DISCLOSURES

No other individuals involved with planning and delivering the content disclosed any relevant financial relationships.

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CREDIT

1.00

TYPE

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The AGA Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

This educational activity may contain discussion of approved and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AGA Institute, Haymarket Medical Education, and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of AGA Institute, Haymarket Medical Education, and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 

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DISCLAIMER

AGA Institute does not provide any warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of information presented either verbally or in writing by presenters. No responsibility is assumed by AGA Institute for any injury and/or damage to persons or property resulting from any use of such information.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact the AGA education department at education@gastro.org or 301-654-2055.

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INSTRUCTIONS

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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PRIVACY POLICY

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