Pancreatology: A Primary Care Perspective
This activity will provide a primary care perspective on, and the latest updates in the field of, pancreatology.
Healthcare providers of all specialties may benefit from the information presented.
What is the number one cause of acute pancreatitis? Why is enteral nutrition preferable to parenteral nutrition in most cases of acute pancreatitis? Should acute pancreatitis patients receive prophylactic antibiotics? Why is pain treatment of chronic pancreatitis so difficult? Join Dr. Peter Buch as he provides a primary care perspective on, and the latest updates in the field of, pancreatology! At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:
- Recognize the multiple etiologies of acute pancreatitis;
- State the complications of acute pancreatitis;
- Highlight the differences between pseudocysts and true pancreatic cysts;
- Elaborate treatment strategies for pain of chronic pancreatitis.
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The following individual has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Peter Buch, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP
Dr. Peter Buch is a clinical gastroenterologist with over 30 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his passion! His style is case based, practical, interactive and fun. Dr. Buch is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine.
He is a graduate of Downstate Medical Center and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center (now a branch of Northwell Health).
Over the last several years, Dr. Buch has been honored to present at dozens of national conferences. He loves interacting with his audiences and always learns from them.
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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