University of Chicago Symposium on Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis

Chicago, IL US
January 25, 2025
Delve into the dynamic world of pancreatology through an educational experience designed for clinicians seeking to excel in this multifaceted field.
Explore the intricate landscape of medical, interventional, and surgical therapies, and uncover their pivotal role in transforming patient outcomes.

Our program goes beyond the surface, illuminating the core principles of pancreatitis while navigating its complexities. From fundamental pathophysiology to advanced management strategies, participants will explore every facet of this challenging condition.

Through engaging expert-led sessions and real-world case studies, participants will gain invaluable insights and practical skills essential for effective patient care.

Equip yourself with the expertise to navigate the diverse needs of pancreatitis patients with confidence. From optimizing fluid and nutrition protocols to mastering the management of complications like pancreatic necrosis, our comprehensive curriculum empowers healthcare professionals to address every aspect of patient care.

Join us in elevating your practice to new heights. Register today to advance the field of pancreatology and redefine excellence in care!

Target Audience

This activity is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, interventional endoscopists, anesthesiologists, psychologists, trainees, internists, hospitalists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, registered dietitians, and nurses dedicated to caring for patients with acute and chronic pancreatitis.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the etiologic evaluation components for acute and chronic pancreatitis, using appropriate diagnostic testing;
  • Explain evidence-based practices for the medical management of patients hospitalized with acute pancreatitis;
  • Identify exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and its treatment options;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of surgical approaches for recurrent acute pancreatitis, refractory chronic pancreatitis, and local complications;
  • Apply knowledge of the latest advances in endoscopic management of pancreatic necrosis and collections;
  • Evaluate therapeutic options to address the multifactorial nature of pain in chronic pancreatitis.
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: 
Amy Majkowski
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 ABIM Medical Knowledge
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 5.75 Participation
Event starts: 
01/25/2025 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
01/25/2025 - 4:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
Welcome Remarks
Course Directors
Evaluating Unexplained Pancreatitis–Moderator: Bradford Chong, MD
8:10 AM
Beyond the Usual Suspects-How to Approach Idiopathic Pancreatitis
Bradford Chong, MD
8:30 AM
Autoimmune Pancreatitis and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pancreatitis
Yasmin Hernandez-Barco, MD
8:50 AM
Genetic Evaluation for Pancreatitis
Sonia Kupfer, MD
9:10 AM
Panel Discussion
Session 1 Faculty
Latest Advances in Acute Pancreatitis and Therapies–Moderator: Dejan Micic, MD
9:40 AM
Fluid Resuscitation-What’s the Landscape Now and Where Are We Headed?
James Buxbaum, MD
10:00 AM
Nutritional Deficiencies and Strategies for Enteral Feeds in Moderate and Severe Disease
Dejan Micic, MD
10:20 AM
Dilemmas & Best Practices in the Prevention & Management of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis
Badih Joseph Elmunzer, MD, MSc
10:40 AM
Panel Discussion
Session 2 Faculty
Complications of Pancreatitis–Moderator: Uzma Siddiqui, MD
11:00 AM
Pancreatic Collections, Necrosis, and Endoscopic Innovations
Uzma Siddiqui, MD
11:20 AM
Stones and Strictures – What’s the Playbook and Who Is the Right Patient?
Badih Joseph Elmunzer, MD, MSc
11: 40 AM
Exocrine and Endocrine Insufficiency- Current Approaches and Future Directions
Philip Hart, MD
12:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Session 3 Faculty
Surgical Approaches to Pancreatitis–Moderator: Cecilia Ong, MD
1:00 PM
Chronic Pancreatitis- Which Operation and When?
Jeffrey Matthews, MD
1:20 PM
Cancer & Pancreatitis- A Surgical Perspective
Cecilia Ong, MD
1:40 PM
Advances in Total Pancreatectomy With Islet Autotransplantation- Who Benefits?
Piotr Witkowski, MD, PhD
2:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Session 4 Faculty
Pain Management in Pancreatitis–Moderator: Alyse Bedell, PhD
2:30 PM
Recalcitrant Pain-Considering a Multimodal Approach
Magdalena Anitescu, MD, PhD
2:50 PM
GI Psychology–Bridging the Divide in Central-Visceral Hypersensitivity
Alyse Bedell, PhD
3:10 PM
Navigating Pain, Well-Being, and the Patient-Clinician Relationship
Patient Panel, Session 5 Faculty
4:00 PM

*The agenda is subject to change.

University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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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.
  Bradford Chong, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Director, Pancreas Program
Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD headshot  Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Advanced Endoscopy Training
  Director, Center for Endoscopic Research & Therapeutics

Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD headshot  Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD
  Dallas B. Phemister Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery
  Chair, Department of Surgery


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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 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Participants who successfully complete the entire activity and complete an evaluation form will earn 5.75 contact hours.

American Board of Internal Medicine MOC II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Other Participant Credit
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