After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1|To review the pathophysiology of achalasia.
2|To learn how POEM challenged the dogma about the esophagus.
3|To learn why POEM might be a better treatment for achalasia than Heller myotomy.
John Robert Romanelli, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.
Dr. Romanelli is a consultant for New View Surgical and is a proctor for Erbe USA.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
None of the other planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA – Physician Assistant
AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME
Baystate Health has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MOC – for physicians
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirement(s) of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 American Board of Surgery MOC
- 1.00 IPCE Credit Hour(s)