Acute vs. Chronic Pancreatitis: Diagnosis, Dilemmas and Management

Oct 28, 2020-Oct 28, 2020, 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. (ET)



The field of pediatric pancreatology has evolved significantly over the past decade, growing from a diagnosis with no clear criteria, prognosis, or therapy to a subspecialty with evidence-based, multidisciplinary treatment programs. Children with acute and chronic pancreatitis are vastly different from adults and require focused pediatric care to improve diagnostic efficiency and therapeutic outcomes. Collaboration among multiple specialties, including the general pediatrician, gastroenterology, nutrition, radiology, surgery, endocrinology, and genetics is the foundation for an evidence-based, standardized approach. This session, composed of quick bites and cases from experts from one of the largest pediatric pancreas programs in the country, will provide the general pediatrician and pediatric gastroenterologist with the most up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to diagnosis and management of pediatric pancreatitis.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this lecture, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe how to accurately diagnose acute, recurrent, and chronic pancreatitis in pediatric patients
  2. Explain the different approaches to short- and long-term therapies in pediatric pancreatitis
  3. Explain the evidence-based pathways for identifying which patients would be appropriate candidates for surgical or interventional procedures to treat complex pediatric pancreatitis

Contact: Shelly Norbury, (856) 397-5588,

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ACCME Accreditation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: Asim Maqbool, MD; Jefferson N. Brownell, MD, MS; Sudha Anupindi, MD, FSAR; Erica Schwab, RD, LDN; Sarah Mayer-Brown, PhD; Diana Stanescu, MD; Pablo Laje, MD, Katie Lockwood, MD (CHOP Talks Course Director) and Monica S. Williams (CME Planner) and others as appropriate have no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest to disclose.