Capsule endoscopy


Release Date: April 18th, 2012
Expiration Date: April 17th, 2015


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Please join NASPGHAN and the NASPGHAN Foundation for a live one-hour CME webinar on the latest scientific information regarding pediatric capsule endoscopy. The webinar will be archived on the NASPGHAN Foundation website following the program. NASPGHAN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™

This educational activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Given Imaging.

Joel Rosh, MD
Director Pediatric Gastroenterology
Goryeb Children’s Hospital/Atlantic Health
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
NJ Medical School
Morristown, NJ

Stanley Cohen, MD
Children’s Center for Digestive Health Care
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Marian D Pfefferkorn, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Fellowship Training of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Indiana University School of Medicine
Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, IN

Steve Erdman, MD
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program
Professor of Pediatrics
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH

Michael Manfredi, MD
Associate Director, Gastrointestinal Procedure Unit
Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Anupama Chawla, MD
Director, Division Of Pediatric GI and Nutrition
Professor of Pediatrics
Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital
Stony Brook, NY

“Detection of Small Bowel Mucosal Disease in Children using Capsule Endoscopy” consists of a webinar and posttest to educate attendees on the basic utility of capsule endoscopy (CE). The activity will feature a conversation with thought leaders about the use of CE in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), polyposis syndromes, and obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding.

This activity is designed for gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, trainees, and other health care professionals who are involved in the care of pediatric patients.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1) Identify the indications and contraindications for CE
2) Explain the utility of CE in Pediatric IBD, Polyposis Syndromes, and Obscure GI Bleeding
3) Implement appropriate use of CE in Pediatric Patients

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the NASPGHAN Foundation. NASPGHAN is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NASPGHAN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Completion of this CME activity involves the viewing of the slide set and completion of the posttest and evaluation form.

All faculty/speakers, planners, abstract reviewers, moderators, authors, coauthors, and administrative staff participating in the continuing medical education programs sponsored by NASPGHAN and NASPGHAN Foundation, are expected to disclose to the program audience any/all relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). Accordingly, the staff at NASPGHAN and NASPGHAN Foundation has reported no financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity.

Dr. Chawla, Pfefferkorn, and Manfredi have nothing to disclose.

Dr. Erdman discloses research support from Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Rosh reports he is a consultant to Given Imaging.

Dr. Cohen reports he receives research grants and is a consultant to Given Imaging & also receives financial support from Olympus.

In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, NASPGHAN and NASPGHAN Foundation implemented mechanisms to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity. To resolve identified conflicts of interest, the educational content was peer-reviewed by a physician member of the NASPGHAN Review Committee who has nothing to disclose. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence-based, and commercially balanced.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

This activity will consist of a web-based application where the participants access the meeting by clicking on a link distributed by e-mail (meeting invitation) to enter the conference. Participants will need speakers or an audio headset to listen to the webinar. If you encounter problems, please notify us at jillian@amedcoemail.com

To receive CME credit for reviewing this activity, participants must review the CME information (learning objectives, disclosures, etc.), review the entire activity, and complete the activity posttest and evaluation questions. To complete the activity posttest and evaluation, please visit:


Certificates will be provided immediately after completion of both posttest and evaluation. If you have questions about receiving credit: Please e-mail jillian@amedcoemail.com

Jointly sponsored by NASPGHAN and NASPGHAN Foundation
For questions, please contact: NASPGHAN PO Box 6 Flourtown, PA 19031
Phone: (215) 233-0808 I Fax: (215) 233-3918

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of NASPGHAN, NASPGHAN Foundation, or Given Imaging. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, health care professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter before relying solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.

NASPGHAN, and NASPGHAN Foundation, will make every effort to protect the privacy of every individual participant of this activity and will use information gathered only to maintain records as required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and ACCME. This activity does not require readers to “register” to review the material with the exception of physicians and other health care providers who desire to receive CME credit for this accredited activity. If an individual completes a CME for this accredited activity, we are required by the AMA and ACCME to collect personal information on the individual, such as their name, address, and phone number, that will allow us to issue a CME certificate to them and to keep this information on file for up to 6 years. Personal information gathered will not be released to any other company or organization for any purpose. This information remains totally confidential.

This program was recorded on April 18, 2012.
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