Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Gastroenterology for the Primary Care Physician

February 12, 2022
This activity will enhance participants’ knowledge base of common gastrointestinal (GI) problems and increase their confidence in managing these issues by providing a review of basic principles of pediatric GI care. Particular attention will be paid to the diagnosis and initial management of the GI problems most commonly seen by the primary caregiver. Formal question and answer periods paneled by the faculty will follow each session.
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Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of gastroenterological conditions in pediatric patients.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the diagnosis and management of constipation in various age groups;
  • Identify management options for children with Irritable Bowel Syndrome;
  • Describe how to employ a multidisciplinary approach to manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome in pediatric patients;
  • Identify when to refer a pediatric patient with gastroenterological issues to a specialist;
  • State how SARS-COV-2 infection affects the GI tract of pediatric patients.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Ishani Patel
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 Participation
Event starts: 
02/12/2022 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
02/12/2022 - 12:20pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
1. Introduction/Welcome-Ritu Verma, MD 9:00-9:10AM
2. Management of Constipation in the Infant-Hilary Jericho, MD-9:10-9:30AM
3. Management of Constipation in the Toddler-Marc Elias, MD-9:30-9:50AM
4. Management of Constipation from Childhood to Adolescence-Sona Young, MD-9:50-10:20
5. Management of Constipation Q&A-10:20-10:35
6. Finding Balance in the Brain-Gut Axis-Tiffany Patton, MD and Ilayna Mehrtens, PhD-10:35-11:20
7. Finding Balance in Brain-Gut Axis Q&A-11:20-11:35
8. Gastrointestinal Manifestations of COVID-19-Ranjana Gokhale, MD 11:35-12:05
9. Gastrointestinal Manifestations of COVID-19 Q&A-12:05-12:20pm
Agenda subject to change.
Chicago, IL
United States
Learn more about pediatric gastroenterology at the University of Chicago via their website!
Contact Ishani Patel via e-mail.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Catherine Paez via email at

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

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Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals 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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