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Grand Rounds: Pharmacological and Behavior Treatment of GI Disorders


By Katherine Lamparyk, PsyD, ABPP, and Eva Szigethy, MD , Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Psychology and Psychiatry , Gastroenterology

More about Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD
More about Katherine Lamparyk, PsyD

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1.Explain the Biopsychosocial approach to understanding and treating Gastroenterological conditions. 2. Recognize evidence-based psychiatric and psychological treatments for Disorders of Gut Brain Interactions. 3. Identify the benefits and different models for integrated behavioral care in GI populations.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

The gaps identified for this grand round is the need for pediatricians to understand and be aware of the psychiatric and psychological treatments for children and adults with gastroenterological conditions and the need for a biopsychosocial approach to understanding and treating these conditions.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The following presenters have identified that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies. Eva Szigethy, MD and Katherine Lamparyk, PhD The following CME Committee/Planning Committee member(s) has the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose: Merck Maria Victorio, MD All relationships have been mitigated. The remaining planning committee/CME committee members have indicated that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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