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IAP/APA Acute Pancreatitis Guidelines Published

The evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis guidelines are now available. These are an update of the 2002 IAP Guidelines are a result of an international review group and one-day, interactive meeting held in conjunction with the 2012 APA/IAP joint meeting.

November 2, 2011
Chicago, IL
Course Directors:  Darwin Conwell, MD, Chris Forsmark, MD & Santhi Swaroop Vege, MD

Session 1: Diagnostic Criteria

Dhiraj Yadav, MD, MPH - UPMC
Daniel Longnecker, MD - Dartmouth
Chronic Pancreatitis: Ultrasound & CT
Frank Miller, MD - Northwestern
Chronic Pancreatitis: MR Imaging Features
Koenraad J. Mortele, MD - BIDMC
Michael Levy, MD - Mayo Clinic
Richard Kwon, MD, MS - University of Michigan
Indirect Testing Methods
John G. Lieb, II, MD - University of Pennsylvania
Linda S. Lee, MD - Brigham & Women’s
Tyler Stevens, MD - Cleveland Clinic
Philip Toskes, MD - University of Florida


Session 2: Treatment Guidelines

Mechanisms and Pathogenesis of Pain
Pankaj J. Pasricha, MD - Stanford
Christopher Forsmark, MD - University of Florida
Endoscopic Therapy & Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
Martin Freeman, MD - University of Minnesota
Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD - University of Chicago
David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD - UPMC


Session 3: Complications & Long Term Management

Endoscopic Treatment of Pancreatic and Biliary Obstruction in Chronic Pancreatitis
Part 1        Part 2         Part 3
Joe Romagnuolo, MD - MUSC
William Nealon, MD - Vanderbilt
Michael B. Farnell, MD - Mayo Clinic
Greg Beilman, MD - University of Minnesota
Albert Lowenfels, MD - NYU
Andres Gelrud, MD - UPMC
Melena Bellin, MD - University of Minnesota
Wahid Wassef, MD, MPH - University of Massachusetts
Ed Bradley, MD - Florida State University