M. Michael Wolfe, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Gastroenterology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Paul W. Jungnickel, PhD, RPh
Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
CREDIT FOR THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO PHYSICIANS, ONLY. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND NURSE PRACTICTIONERS MAY QUALIFY FOR CME CREDIT, SEE CREDIT STATEMENTS, BELOW.
Educational Needs Addressed:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects over 75% of the American population, and can be associated with anything from mildly bothersome symptoms to severe symptoms that interfere with daily living. A solid understanding of the biology of gastroesophageal reflux disease will help you best diagnose your patients, as well as provide them with optimal pharmacotherapeutic and lifestyle modification options for symptom reduction or elimination. Further, understanding how and why treatments can fail will assist you in helping the patient with refractory GERD. Program Developer/Facilitator
. Target Audience
Physicians interested in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Recognize the natural history, prevalence and patterns of gastroesophageal reflux.
Describe the biology of the parietal cell and the physiology of acid secretion.
Discuss the pharmacology of acid suppressive drugs and how this relates to the appropriate management of GERD.
Identify therapeutic pitfalls in treating GERD.
It is the policy of Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Continuing Medical Education, that faculty disclose to program participants any real or apparent conflict of interest. In addition, faculty are asked to disclose when any discussion of unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.
Dr. Wolfe serves on the Speaker's Bureau and receives honoraria from Wyeth Ayerst, Merck, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca. He does discuss unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.
Dr. Jungnickel serves as a consultant and is on the Speaker’s Bureau for Wyeth Ayerst, Boren Lapore and Associates, and GlaxoSmithKline and has received grant support and is on the Speaker’s Bureau for Merck and Company. He does discuss unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this educational activity
for a maximum of 2 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition
Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually
spent in the activity.
CME credit will be awarded provided this activity is used and completed according to instructions and a score of 70% or better is achieved. A certificate of credit will be sent within six weeks of receipt of the test answers to those who successfully complete the examination.
AAPA accepts Category I CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME. All programs on cmecorner.com which carry ACCME Category I CME credit are acceptable towards the PA Category I (Preapproved) CME requirement.
Nurse Practitioners may be eligible to receive credit for completing AMA Category 1 activities from organizations accredited by the ACCME. If your state accepts AMA Category 1 credit, you are eligible to receive credit for this program.
PAs and NPs requesting credit should check the “Physician” box on the post-test. Commercial Support Statements
Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
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The estimated time to complete this activity is two hours.
Instructions for completing and submitting the post-test are provided on the post-test screen. A minimum score of 70% on the post-test is required for a CME certificate.
The information contained in this program does not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals or Medical Communications Media, Inc. Diagnostic procedures or treatments discussed in the program should not be utilized by clinicians without evaluation of patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or risks, and without a review of applicable manufacturer’s product information and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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