Acute Pancreatitis

Topic: Pancreas
European CME Credit: 1

Authors: Ali Aghdassi, Markus Lerch
Editor: Spyros Siakavellas
Release date: September 2020, reviewed/updated March 2023
This course was developed by UEG and is accredited with EACCME 
All related CME accreditation is freely available upon course completion

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About this online course

Acute pancreatitis is the most frequent pancreatic disease and the most common reason for emergency room admission for all nonmalignant gastrointestinal diseases. This rapid-onset and painful inflammation of the pancreas is troublesome to manage because it has a diverse and often unpredictable clinical course. Although the inflammation usually subsides, complications can develop, and some patients will progress to chronic pancreatitis.

Learning objectives

  • To understand how to reach a conclusive diagnosis of GORD
  • To know how to reach a conclusive diagnosis of no GORD
  • To understand how to deal with an inconclusive diagnosis

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training, but it is also appropriate for physicians and surgeons in other disciplines, as well as nurses, biotechnicians and advanced-years’ medical students who have an interest in gastroenterology.