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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Navigating the World of Probiotics: Helping Patients Make Good Choices

  • Authors: Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD; Daniel Merenstein, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 5/31/2018
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 5/31/2019
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers.

The goal of this activity is to improve understanding of the various probiotics currently available and how to best choose the appropriate product for patients.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Clinical evidence for benefits of probiotics
    • Strain-specific properties of probiotics
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Team-based roles for tailoring probiotics to patients


Disclosures

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Medscape, LLC, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.

Medscape, LLC, encourages Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.


Moderator

  • Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD

    Consultant
    Dairy & Food Culture Technologies
    Executive Science Officer
    ISAPP
    Centennial, Colorado

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Bloom Microbiome, Inc.; Pharmavite LLC; Procter & Gamble; Trouw Nutrition; Winclove Probiotics

    Dr Sanders does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Sanders does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Panelist

  • Daniel Merenstein, MD

    Professor of Family Medicine
    Director of Research Family Medicine
    Georgetown University
    Washington, DC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Daniel Merenstein, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals; Pharmavite LLC

    Dr Merenstein does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Merenstein does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Editor

  • Karen Badal, MD, MPH

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Karen Badal, MD, MPH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Owns stock, stock options, or bonds from: Kallyope, Inc.

CME/CE Reviewer

  • Esther Nyarko, PharmD

    Associate CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Esther Nyarko, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements



In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

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    For Pharmacists

  • Medscape, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 0.5 contact hour(s) (0.05 CEUs) (Universal Activity Number JA0007105-0000-18-098-H01-P).

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This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Study the educational content online or printed out.
  3. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Navigating the World of Probiotics: Helping Patients Make Good Choices

Authors: Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD; Daniel Merenstein, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 5/31/2018

Valid for credit through: 5/31/2019

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