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Managing the Post Colectomy Patient
  Didactic Lecture
Ellen J. Scherl, MD
Weill Medical College Cornell University
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  Program Overview
To provide important insights into managing the post colectomy patient.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners involved in the management of IBD

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
    • Anticipate the most frequently asked questions by patients deciding on a colectomy  
• Differentiate the surgical options for a colectomy
• Know the long term adverse outcomes of ileal pouch anal anastomosis
• Understand how to diagnose pouchitis
• State the mainstay treatment of pouchitis
  Physician Disclosure Statement
• Dr. Ellen Scherl has received grants/research support from Abbott, Centocor, Cerimon, Elan, Prometheus, Salix, UCB

• Dr. Ellen Scherl has been a consultant for or participated in the following speaker's bureau: Abbott, AstraZeneca, Axcan, Berlex, Centocor, Cerimon, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), PDL, Procter and Gamble, Prometheus Laboratories, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Salix, Shire, Sigma Tau, Solvay, TAP Pharmaceuticals, UCB, PDL, Cerium, Elan Pharmaceuticals

Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Gi Health Foundation. Purdue University School of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Purdue University School of Pharmacy designates this educational activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: February 2, 2009 Expiration Date: February 1, 2011.
*This program has expired. CME credit is no longer available.

Faculty Disclosure Statement
All faculty participating in continuing education activities sponsored/provided by Purdue University School of Pharmacy are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. All additional planning committee members, Focus Medical Communications staff and Purdue University School of Pharmacy staff have no relationships to disclose.

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