Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Gastroenterology for the Primary Care Physician

presented by The University of Chicago

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Notification icon Saturday, October 24, 2020 9 AM - 12:30 PM America/Chicago

Location Icon 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, United States

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This activity will enhance participants’ knowledge base of common gastrointestinal problems and increase their confidence in managing these issues by providing a review of basic principles of pediatric GI care. Particular attention will be paid to the diagnosis and initial management of the GI problems most commonly seen by the primary care giver. Formal question and answer periods paneled by the faculty will follow each session.


Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of gastroenterological conditions in pediatric patients.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Examine the age dependent causes of vomiting and gastroesophageal reflux disease in the pediatric population;
  • Discuss current treatments and guidelines for vomiting and reflux;
  • Identify common causes of abnormal liver function tests and jaundice found in the pediatric primary care office;
  • Discuss the clinical presentation of and treatments for liver dysfunction;
  • State the pathophysiology of constipation in pediatric patients;
  • Discuss the role of behavioral, pharmacological, and imaging modalities in the management of constipation;
  • Identify the differential diagnosis of acute and chronic abdominal pain in pediatrics;
  • Discuss the stepwise approach to management of abdominal pain.



  • Physician Credit

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Other Healthcare Professional Credit

Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

  • Ruba K. Azzam


  • Marc Elias
  • Hilary Jericho
  • Ritu Verma
Course Syllabus

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