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Activity Description & Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in gastroenterology discusses diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency.

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

  • Outline strategies to accurately diagnose pancreatic exocrine insufficiency
  • Evaluate therapeutic options for pancreatic exocrine insufficiency in terms of efficacy, safety, and impact on patient quality of life
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency based on underlying etiology and current evidence

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Internet
Release and Expiration Dates: December 03, 2013 - December 02, 2014
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, Penn State College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Course Director and Moderator

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

Steven D. Freedman, MD, PhD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:

Consultant for American Gastroenterological Association and Medscape, LLC for “Current Challenges in Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: A Multi-Perspective Discussion".


Michael Wilschanski, MD
Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Hadassah Medical Center
Hebrew University
Jerusalem, Israel

Michael Wilschanski, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Carmine DeLuca
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Carmine DeLuca has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Other PVI staff who may potentially review content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Penn State College of Medicine staff and faculty involved in the development and review of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Sponsorship, Credit & Support

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 Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Information about CME credit for this activity is available by contacting Penn State at 717-531-6483 or Reference course # G5407-13-T.

This CME activity is jointly sponsored by Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from      

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports.

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


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