Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Gastroenterology for the Primary Care Physician

December 2, 2023
Get ready to supercharge your knowledge and confidence in managing common pediatric gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatic issues!
Join us for an engaging journey through the essentials of pediatric GI care, where we'll delve deep into the diagnosis and initial management of the most frequently encountered GI problems seen by primary caregivers. Plus, each session wraps up with dynamic question-and-answer periods led by our exceptional faculty. Don't miss this opportunity to boost your expertise and passion for pediatric care!
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Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to treating gastrointestinal and hepatic conditions in pediatric patients.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the guidelines for evaluating babies with jaundice;
  • Identify when to refer children with picky eating habits to specialists;
  • List the differential diagnosis and treatment options for a child with elevated direct/conjugated bilirubin levels;
  • State common and uncommon causes of failure to thrive in children;
  • Recognize how to diagnose and treat pediatric patients with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders;
  • Discuss how to manage picky eating in children;
  • Describe how a hepatologist diagnoses and treats infants with direct/conjugated hyperbilirubinemia.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Brooke Hernandez
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Participation
Event starts: 
12/02/2023 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
12/02/2023 - 12:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
9:00-9:05 - Introduction and Welcome (Ritu Verma)
9:05-9:45 - The Jaundiced Baby + Q&A (Ruba Azzam)
9:45-10:30 - The Picky Eater + Q&A (Tiffany Patton)
10:30-11:15 - Gluten- Celiac or Not? (Andrea Berkemeyer)
11:15-12:00 - Management of the Underweight Child (Claire Hafter)
12:00-12:30 - Panel Discussion (All)
The agenda is subject to change.
Chicago, IL
United States
Visit the University of Chicago pediatric gastroenterology website! For questions about the program, contact Brooke Hernandez via e-mail.
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
  Ritu Verma, MD
  Professor of Pediatrics
  Chief, Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  Medical Director, Celiac Disease Center

Disclosure Declarations
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Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Participant Credit
Other participants 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.
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