Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Gastroenterology for the Primary Care Physician

September 25, 2021
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, nurses, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of children and youth in a school setting.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the most common toxic and foreign body ingestions in children;
  • Describe how to interpret a workup for children with toxic and foreign body ingestions;
  • Identify treatment options for children with toxic and foreign body ingestions;
  • Discuss the clinical applications for commonly used GI medications;
  • Explain common side effects seen with GI medications;
  • Analyze the rationale for the use of one drug class over another to treat gastroenterological conditions in pediatric patients;
  • Recall the guidelines for evaluating the jaundiced baby;
  • Describe how a hepatologist will likely proceed with working up an infant with direct/conjugated hyperbilirubiemia;
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis for an infant with elevated direct/conjugated bilirubin levels;
  • State the short- and long-term outcomes for a patient diagnosed with biliary atresia;
  • Recall common and uncommon causes of diarrhea;
  • Identify when to refer a pediatric patient with gastroenterological issues to a specialist;
  • Discuss how diet, probiotics, drugs and the microbiome affect gastroenterological conditions in 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: 
Catherine Paez
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 Participation
Event starts: 
09/25/2021 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
09/25/2021 - 12:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Agenda subject to change.

Chicago, IL
United States
Learn more about pediatric gastroenterology at the University of Chicago here!
Contact Catherine Paez via e-mail here.

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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.

  Ruba Azzam, MD
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Director, Pediatric Hepatology
  Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
  University of Chicago
  Hilary Jericho, MD
  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  Director, Pediatric Clinical Research for the Celiac Disease Center
  University of Chicago

  Kiran Gorla, MD
  Pediatric Gastroenterologist
  Advocate Christ Medical Group


  Marc Elias, MD
  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  University of Chicago


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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
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