Autoimmune Pancreatitis

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Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare autoinflammatory condition of the pancreas that is steroid responsive. Correct diagnosis of patients who present with clinical features of AIP is key because AIP can mimic pancreatic cancer, a deadly disease, which is ten times more common.

All aspects of AIP—from its definition and epidemiology to its clinical presentation, subtypes, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment—are covered in this online course by Julia Mayerle and Georg Beyer.  

The course includes comprehensive PPT slides and bespoke video presentations, which were filmed in Vienna in October 2018. Two real-life cases are included for consideration. The combined material has a total duration of approximately 60 minutes. The estimated time needed to complete the course, including the final assessment, is 70 minutes.

This course was developed by: UEG.

To become familiar with:

  • The definition and epidemiology of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP)
  • The clinical presentation and clinical subtypes of AIP
  • The diagnosis of AIP
  • Pathophysiological considerations for AIP
  • Treatment strategies for AIP

Julia Mayerle, Chair of the Second Department of Medicine, University Hospital LMU Munich, Germany. 

Georg Beyer, Resident in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Second Department of Medicine, University Hospital LMU Munich, Germany. 

Rui Castro, The Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.Lisboa) and Department of Biochemistry and Human Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training, but is also appropriate for physicians and surgeons in other disciplines, as well as nurses, biotechnicians and advanced-years’ medical students who have an interest in gastroenterology.

  • The course is designed to last approximately 1 hour in total. 
  • The authors and the course editor have declared that they have no conflicts of interest in relation to the material in this course. 
  • The production of this course was funded entirely by UEG. No external sponsorship was received.
  • The material used in this course was prepared in 2018.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all display items are provided courtesy of the course authors.
  • Learners are invited to test their knowledge at the beginning and the end of the course via a series of 10 MCQs (20 MCQs in total).
  • The course has a pass mark of 70%. Those scoring less than the required pass mark are encouraged to revisit the course and retake the assessment.  Upon successful completion, learners will be able to download a high-quality infographic summary of the course.

Release Date: February 2019

            This course, made available on and organised by United European Gastroenterology, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to award 1 European CME credit (ECMEC).
            Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited.