Update in Management of Acute Pancreatitis

Ames, IA US
May 8, 2024


Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity that maintains, develops, or increases the knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

Target Audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, medical students (rotating), non-medical students (rotating), and healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review optimal resuscitation strategies.
  2. Assess for local complications of pancreatitis.
  3. Discuss the management of pancreatic fluid collections. 


Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic
Director, Pancreas Group
Program Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Dr. Chandrasekhara is a physician specializing in gastroenterology with advanced training in complex endoscopic procedures. He is currently the director of the pancreas interest group.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic resection of large/complex gastrointestinal polyps

Dr. Chandrasekhara is active in clinical research for device development and the diagnosis and management of pancreaticobiliary conditions. He is the editor for Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has authored numerous guidelines on endoscopic procedures. He is passionate about education and is the program director for the advanced endoscopy fellowship.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/08/2024 - 12:10pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/08/2024 - 1:10pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
United States
+1 (515) 239-2011

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, or devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The activity director is responsible for determining educational content and selecting speakers. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

  • Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD
        o   Consultant: Boston Scientific
        o   Research Support: Micro-tech Endoscopy, STARmed
        o   Shareholder: Nevakar Corporation

CME Committee

  • No Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee member who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

Gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, and Availa Bank support this program. The content and selection of speaker(s) are the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee, not the sponsors of this program.


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not a substitute for a healthcare provider's independent medical judgment regarding diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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