This activity is designed for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, family practitioners, surgeons, and other health care professionals who care for patients with gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases.
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for category 1 from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum 5 of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
Vassar Brothers Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Vassar Brothers Continuing Medical Education designates this live education 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.
5.0 CME = 5.0 units
To claim units, you must submit your certificate of attendance with the activity brochure to NBCOT. http://www.nbcot.org/pduchart
In accordance with the disclosure policies of Vassar Brothers CME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. These policies include resolving all conflicts of interest between faculty and commercial interest that might otherwise compromise the goal and educational integrity of this activity. All faculty members participating in this activity have disclosed all significant relationship-financial or otherwise- with the manufacturers or providers of products or services mentioned in the activity. The planners of this activity have reviewed these disclosures and have determined that the faculty relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are consistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.
The planners and faculty participants do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. The following Faculty have indicated a relationship with the following: Jules Dienstag, MD is an advisor for Gilead Sciences, a consultant for CVS/Caremark, and stock shareholder (excluding mutual funds) for Achillion Pharmaceuticals (exercised stock options).
This activity has been funded by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.