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Acute Pancreatitis: Diagnosis and Management

Acute pancreatitis is a disorder primarily of the exocrine pancreas .
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.

Course Authors

Stephen J. Pandol M.D.

Dr. Pandol is Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System and University of California, Los Angeles.

This activity has been reviewed by Aaron Tokayer, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Within the past 12 months, Drs. Pandol and Tokayer report no commercial conflicts of interest.

This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Solavy Solvay.

Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Diagnose and determine the causative factors in a case of acute pancreatitis

  • Estimate the severity and level of care needed for a case of acute pancreatitis

  • Identify those patients with acute pancreatitis who should receive antibiotics

  • Discuss the issues related to nutrition in acute pancreatitis

  • Identify patients with acute pancreatitis who require endoscopic and/or surgical treatments.



This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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