Improving Primary Care Management of IBS-D through Early Diagnosis and Personalized Treatment

Released On
September 17, 2018

Expires On
September 17, 2019

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Gastroenterology, Primary Care, Internal Medicine

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Provided by Integrity Continuing Education.


This activity is supported by an independent education grant from Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This educational initiative has been designed for primary care providers (PCPs), nurse practitioners, and physician assistants involved in the care of patients with IBS-D.

Program Overview

This case-based enduring activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with IBS-D.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply an approach to the diagnosis of IBS-D that is consistent with current evidence-based guidelines
  • Identify strategies for encouraging effective provider-patient communication to improve assessment of disease burden in patients with IBS-D
  • Summarize current evidence regarding efficacy and safety of available options for the treatment of IBS-D


Lucinda Harris, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Scottsdale, Arizona

Accreditation Statement

Integrity Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Integrity Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring material.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Lucinda Harris, MD, MS

  • Consultant: Allergan, Napo Pharmaceuticals, Shire, Synergy
  • Speakers’ Bureaus: Allergan, Ironwood

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of September 17, 2018 through September 17, 2019, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.

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