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The Patient With Erosive Esophagitis: What's Next?

  • Authors: Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHS, FACG; Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP; Felice H. Schnoll-Sussman, MD, MS
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/11/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 11/11/2023
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    Physicians - maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.75 ABIM MOC points

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    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, and other clinicians who manage patients with erosive esophagitis.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to diagnose and treat EE and improve their understanding of how emerging treatment options may be incorporated into evidence-based care for their patients.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis of GERD and EE
    • Clinical data on treatments for refractory EE
  • Have greater confidence in their ability to
    • Determine GERD severity grade based on clinical criteria


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  • Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHS, FACG

    Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
    Medical Director, UCSD Center for Esophageal Diseases
    Director, GI Motility Lab
    Division of Gastroenterology
    University of California San Diego
    San Diego, California


    Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHS, FACG, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Phathom Pharmaceuticals
    Research funding from: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
    Stock options from: RJS Mediagnostix


  • Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP

    Professor of Medicine
    Director, GI Fellowship Training Program
    Director, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Program
    Washington University School of Medicine
    St Louis, Missouri


    Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Ardelyx; Dexcel Pharma; Diversatek, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals; Medtronic
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Johnson & Johnson; Takeda

  • Felice H. Schnoll-Sussman, MD, MS

    Professor of Clinical Medicine
    Director, Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health
    Director of Endoscopy
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    New York, New York


    Felice H. Schnoll-Sussman, MD, MS, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: CDx; Ironwood Pharmaceuticals; Medtronic; Phathom Pharmaceuticals
    Stock options from: Interpace Biosciences


  • Roderick Smith, MS

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Roderick Smith, MS, has no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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The Patient With Erosive Esophagitis: What's Next?

Authors: Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHS, FACG; Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP; Felice H. Schnoll-Sussman, MD, MSFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/11/2022

Valid for credit through: 11/11/2023


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