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Food Intolerances in Children: Across the Age Spectrum

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The following credits are available for this course:

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (MD, DO, NP, PA)0.75 hours
Contact Hours (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner)0.75 hours
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category 1 CME Credits0.75 hours

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Lisa Mahoney, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Boston Children’s Hospital

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation, Dr. Lisa Mahoney distinguishes food allergies from food intolerances. Furthermore, Dr. Mahoney describes the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of food protein-induced proctocolitis of infancy. Dr. Mahoney also outlines the diagnostic approach to suspected food intolerances in children and adolescents. This presentation was recorded at the Pediatric Healthcare Summit presented by Boston Children’s Hospital, Bradley Hospital, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital on December 6, 2022.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Distinguish food allergies from food intolerances
  2. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation and management of food protein induced proctocolitis of infancy
  3. Outline the diagnostic approach to suspected food intolerances in children and adolescents

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

Physician
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurse
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosures

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Lisa Mahoney, MD

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