10137 - Celiac Disease: The Pathologist's Role in Diagnosis and Management

Course Director

Kieran Sheahan, M.D., Dublin Academic Medical Center

Description

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. Interpretation of the endoscopic biopsy is critical for diagnosis and differentiation from other disorders of the small bowel. This course reviews the histologic criteria for diagnosis of celiac disease and differentiation from other disorders of the small bowel.

Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

1.5 ABP SAM for MOC Credits1
1.5 ABIM MOC Points2

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $36.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 19-Nov-2016
Expiration Date: 19-Nov-2019

Objectives

After taking this course, participants are expected to be able to:

1. Understand the algorithm of celiac disease diagnosis

2. Recognize rare forms of refractory celiac disease

3. Recognize that iatrogenic forms of villous atrophy exist.

4. Participant's may decide to alter their format of reporting duodenal biopsies

Topics

1. Celiac Disease

2. Histologic Subtypes

3. Problems in Celiac Disease

4. Acid-peptic Injury and Celiac Disease

5. Increased Intra-epithelial Lymphocytes

6. Olmesartan-induced Enteropathy

7. Villous Atrophy and Negative Celiac Serology

8. Refractory Coeliac Disease

9. Common Variable Immune Deficiency

10. Autoimmune Enteropathy

11. Collagenous Sprue

12. Refractory Coeliac Disease Treatment Options

13. Duodenal Biopsy Reporting Guidelines

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Dr. Kieran Sheahan attests that he has no financial relationships with a commercial entity offering healthcare related products and/or services. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not offer healthcare related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that offer healthcare-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations3

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

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1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 Self Assessment Module (SAM) Credits in the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn SAM for MOC credits equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Upon course completion, participants may download a completion certificate as evidence of completion.

2. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Immediately upon course completion, Opus Medicus will submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

3. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.