Target Audience


This activity is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals of all specialties.

Goals and Objectives


Gastrointestinal disorders are responsible for many patient visits and hospitalizations. This overview, followed by interactive case discussions, will inform physicians about current epidemiology and guidelines for screening and treatment of five common issues related to common digestive disorders, including those of the esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, and liver. At the conclusion of the session, learners should be better prepared to:

  • Recognize which patients need screening for common digestive disorders;
  • Evaluate and treat common organic digestive disorders;
  • Evaluate and treat common functional digestive disorders.

Course Information


CME Release Date:   November 15, 2018
Valid for credit through:  November 15, 2019
Course type:  Video lecture

Credits Available


Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Healthcare Professionals

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit


To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • View the educational video of the lecture.
  • Study the educational references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. Learners must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships


As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association 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.

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/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.

March E. Seabrook, MD, FACG

March Seabrook, MD, FACG has been practicing gastroenterology in his home state of South Carolina since 1991.  He grew up in Anderson and is a graduate of Wofford College and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.  He quickly developed a passion for colorectal cancer prevention after two of his best friends fathers died of this disease.  He has channeled much of his professional energy into advancing screening programs for the uninsured in the state. These efforts have been recognized with multiple local, state and national awards.  Consultants in Gastroenterology is a private independent practice with nine physicians in central South Carolina.

In addition, he has served in numerous leadership positions including founder and first President of the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association and is currently the President of the South Carolina Medical Association.

Disclosure:

  • Dr. Seabrook has no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
  • Dr. Seabrook does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not yet approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Planning Committee
The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to declare:
Donald DiPette, MD
Christopher R. Morris, MD
Randall E. Glick, BSB/PM MCP
Jennifer Price, MA

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