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9/28/21 - MGR: Special K Club Series: Integrating Mobile Technology into Patient-Centered Cancer Research & Dissecting Pancreatitis Pain to Develop Mechanism-based Interventions





Credit Hours: CME 0.75

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Updates in Nephrology: Glomerular Diseases
Presented by: Carissa Low, PhD

Dissecting Pancreatitis Pain to Develop Mechanism-based Interventions
Presented by: Jami Saloman, PhD

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize that pancreatitis pain is an umbrella term and there are many types of pancreatitis pain.
  • Implementing detailed biopsychosocial phenotyping has the potential to predict response to therapy.
  • Following clinical guidelines and not WHO's vague guidelines may improve clinical outcomes.
  • Explain three ways that mobile technology can be used to collect patient-generated health data
  • Name two clinical oncology outcomes that have been associated with step counts
  • Describe potential benefits of leveraging mobile sensors to detect symptoms during cancer treatment

Suggested Additional Reading & Joint Accreditation Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements:

Suggested additional reading:

  1. Low CA, Bovbjerg DH, Ahrendt S, et al. (2018). Fitbit step counts during inpatient recovery from cancer surgery as a predictor of readmission. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, 88-92.
  2. Low CA. (2020). Harnessing consumer smartphone and wearable sensors for clinical cancer research. NPJ Digital Medicine, 3, 140.
  3. Mullady, Gut, 2011, 60, PMID: 21148579.
  4. Drewes, et al PMID:28734722
  5. Dunbar EK, Saloman JL, Phillips AE, Whitcomb DC. Severe Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis Patients: Considering Mental Health and Associated Genetic Factors. J. Pain Res. 2021;14:773-84. PMID:33762844

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This educational activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Carissa Low, PhD — Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Center for Behavioral Health and Smart Technology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Jami Saloman, PhD — Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Saloman receives grant/research support from Cygnal Therapeutics.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.