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CME Activities

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Disagreeable Digestive Disorder *Credit Expired



Online CME Activity


This activity is no longer available for CME credit.



You may click the register now button to view the content, but will not be given an opportunity to claim credit.


Tuition



There is no charge for this activity. 


Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements



Omnia Education, Inc.SM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Omnia Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Omnia Education estimates that participants will take 0.5 hour to review the materials and participate in this activity.

 

Non-physicians may receive a certificate of participation for completing this activity.

 


Course Description



Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often have high rates of psychosocial distress and psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety and depression which pose challenges in diagnosing and treatment. This lecture provides algorithms, charts and guides for physicians to identify signs and symptoms of IBS and the various current treatment regimens for management. It will also educate on the importance of the Rome III guidelines for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders and the important role healthcare providers can play in educating patients about IBS and its diagnosis.

 


Target Audience

 

This course is designed to meet the Continuing Medical Education needs of the practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Family Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Clinical Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant.

 



Course Objectives 



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

  • Apply evidence-based clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with subtypes of IBS
  • Formulate ways to improve patient-provider interactions in the management of IBS
  • Interpret new and emerging therapies for IBS and their possible roles in treatment


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest



To provide the highest quality of CME programming in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Omnia Education requires that all faculty and planning committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces healthcare goods or services. Omnia Education assesses conflict of interest with its faculty, planners, authors and reviewers of CME activities. Identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly reviewed and resolved by independent reviewers for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in the activity and patient care recommendations. Omnia Education is committed to providing its learners with high quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education.


The following faculty have reported real or apparent conflicts of interest that have been resolved:



Faculty Lecturer and Author



Andrea Singer, MD
Associate Professor
Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecoogy
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Financial Relationship Disclosure
Consultant: Proctor & Gamble
Speaker's Bureau: Proctor & Gamble, Sanofi-Aventis



Original Reviewer(s):



Debra L. Hill-Busselle, MD, FACOG
Executive Director, Women's Healthcare
Suttons Bay, MI

Financial Relationship Disclosure
Consultant:  GlaxoSmithKline, Primary Care Network
Speaker's Bureau: GlaxoSmithKline, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Astellas Pharma Inc.



Most Recent Reviewer(s):



Debra L. Hill-Busselle, MD, FACOG
Executive Director, Women's Healthcare
Suttons Bay, MI

Financial Relationship Disclosure
Consultant:  GlaxoSmithKline, Primary Care Network
Speaker's Bureau: GlaxoSmithKline, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Astellas Pharma Inc.



Planner(s):


Theresa Logan
Director of Content and Curricula
Omnia Education

Financial Relationship Disclosure
No relationship reported



Aimee Cancelliere
Director of CME Operations
Omnia Education

Financial Relationship Disclosure
No relationship reported

 


Acknowledgement of Commercial Support



This lecture was developed for the Women's Health Annual Visit series presented in 2008.  This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.



Original Release Date:                       

September 5, 2008

Most Recent Review/Revision Date: 

September 2, 2008

Current Release Date:                        

December 8, 2008

Expiration Date:                                  

December 8, 2009 


Steps to successfully completing this activity



To participate in this activity and receive credit, please follow the steps listed below.  Should you have any problems or questions, please call us at 800-889-4944.

Step 1:  Register for the activity by clicking the “Register Now!” button.  Omnia Education requires that you register prior to viewing online content.

Step 2:  Enter the information requested then click the “Register” button on the bottom of the screen.

Step 3:  You will be presented with a confirmation page, which will include a link to follow in order to immediately participate in the activity.  You will also be sent an email to the address with which you registered should you choose to participate in the activity at a later time.

Step 4:  Click on the link on the confirmation page or in the confirmation email.  This will take you to the first page of a short Pre-Activity Survey, which will assess your current knowledge on the subject being presented.

Step 5:  After completing and submitting the Pre-Activity Survey, please follow the link to the educational segment on the activity page where you will read an educational article.

Step 6:  Upon completing your review of the material, you will then be presented with a Post-Activity Evaluation.  You will also be asked to claim your credits and provide us with instructions for sending you your certificate of participation.

***If you do not claim your credit(s), Omnia Education is unable to award you credit for participation in this activity.***

Step 7:  Three months after the completion of this CME activity, we will send you an email requesting your participation in an online survey.  This short survey will help us evaluate how physicians have changed their clinical practice as a result of participating in this activity.



Hardware/Software Requirements



Omnia Education presents this activity using basic internet formatting. We recommend the following hardware and software for best viewing: 

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Vista, or Macintosh OS X
  • Display resolution of 800 x 600 pixels or greater
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0

Other system configurations may work perfectly well, subject to your personal preferences. 


Disclosure Policy



To provide the highest quality of CME programming in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Omnia Education requires that all faculty and planning committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces health care goods or services.  We have obtained a completed disclosure form for all faculty, reviewers and planners in order to inform the participants of any and all the pertinent attested relationships. 

The material has been peer-reviewed to ensure the scientific accuracy and medical relevance of the information represented and to ensure its independence from commercial bias.



Disclaimer



Opinions offered by the faculty are their viewpoints.  This presentation is not offered as defining a standard of care, nor is it intended to define an exclusive course of patient management.  Standards of medical care are determined on the facts and circumstances of individual patient profiles and this information is subject to change as scientific knowledge and advances in technology evolve.

The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic decision making skills in applying or adopting any of the information provided here or by others for professional use. Links to other sites have been provided as non-exclusive additional sources of information on the subjects presented herein.  Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.



Reproduction Prohibited



Reproduction of this material is not permitted.

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