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Masqueraders of IBS


Please join NASPGHAN and the NASPGHAN Foundation for a this one-hour CME webinar on the latest scientific information regarding Masqueraders of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). NASPGHAN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits.™

Expiration Date: November 18, 2016

Support provided by Dyax Corp. and QOL Medical LLC.

Please review the following information, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Register" link . After registering, you will receive an e-mail with the webinar link.


Barry K. Wershil, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Division Head
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois



Sam Nurko, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Boston
Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts


Robert J. Shulman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas


Ivor D Hill, MB, ChB, MD, FAAP
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Section Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio



Melanie K. Greifer, MD
Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine



Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition in the United States, but because there is no direct test to make this diagnosis, it is often held in suspicion by families and patients, and considered a diagnosis of exclusion by physicians. For these reasons, there is a need for focused education on an approach for making the diagnosis of IBS that includes the current Rome III criteria and comprehensive review of conditions that can be confused with IBS.

Increasingly, clinicians need to compare and contrast presenting symptoms and best options for a diagnostic work up. This webinar provides a practical and up-to-date clinical approach for the diagnosis of IBS, with a focus on recognizing masqueraders that enter into the differential diagnoses. Examples include food allergy, gluten intolerance, congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency, lactose intolerance and hereditary angioedema, amongst others.

The webinar will review Rome III criteria for diagnosing IBS, describe the red flag symptoms not typical of IBS and identify an evaluative approach for abdominal pain when symptoms are atypical of IBS.


The target audiences include any clinician treating a patient with IBS or undiagnosed abdominal pain including the following:

Participants will have the ability to:


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the NASPGHAN Foundation. NASPGHAN is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


NASPGHAN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Completion of this CME activity involves the viewing of the slide set and completion of the posttest and evaluation form.


All faculty/speakers, planners, abstract reviewers, moderators, authors, coauthors, and administrative staff participating in the continuing medical education programs sponsored by NASPGHAN and NASPGHAN Foundation, are expected to disclose to the program audience any/all relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). Accordingly, the staff at NASPGHAN and NASPGHAN Foundation has reported no financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity.

In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, NASPGHAN and NASPGHAN Foundation implemented mechanisms to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity. To resolve identified conflicts of interest, the educational content was peer-reviewed by a physician member of the NASPGHAN Review Committee who has nothing to disclose. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence-based, and commercially balanced.


This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.


This activity will consist of a web-based application where the participants access the meeting by clicking on a link distributed by e-mail (meeting invitation) to enter the conference. Participants will need speakers or an audio headset to listen to the webinar. If you encounter problems, please notify us at


To receive CME credit for reviewing this activity, participants must review the CME information (learning objectives, disclosures, etc.), review the entire activity, and complete the activity posttest and evaluation questions. To complete the activity posttest and evaluation, please visit this page.

Certificates will be provided immediately after completion of both posttest and evaluation. If you have questions about receiving credit: Please e-mail


Jointly sponsored by NASPGHAN and NASPGHAN Foundation
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Flourtown, PA 19031
Phone: (215) 233-0808
Fax: (215) 233-3918


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of NASPGHAN, NASPGHAN Foundation, Dyax Corp. and QOL Medical LLC. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, health care professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter before relying solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.


NASPGHAN, and NASPGHAN Foundation, will make every effort to protect the privacy of every individual participant of this activity and will use information gathered only to maintain records as required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and ACCME. This activity does not require readers to “register” to review the material with the exception of physicians and other health care providers who desire to receive CME credit for this accredited activity. If an individual completes a CME for this accredited activity, we are required by the AMA and ACCME to collect personal information on the individual, such as their name, address, and phone number, that will allow us to issue a CME certificate to them and to keep this information on file for up to 6 years. Personal information gathered will not be released to any other company or organization for any purpose. This information remains totally confidential.


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