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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) through the joint providership of Mountain Area Health Education Center and the UNC Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Mountain Area Health Education Center adheres to ACCME Essential Areas and policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education.  Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty’s commercial relationships will be made known at the activity.


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationThe University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program ACPE# 0046-9999-20-356-L04-P will provide 6.0 contact hours of continuing education.  Credit statements can be viewed and printed from CPE Monitor. In order to receive CE credit, attendance must be acknowledged at the registration desk upon arrival at the program. Participants will evaluate this program using a standard evaluation form.

Additional Credit

Other health professionals will receive MAHEC CEU and a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM activity.  These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists.  License requirements are subject to change.  MAHEC recommends that participants contact their licensing boards for specific questions.

Continuing Education Units

MAHEC designates these continuing education activities as meeting the criteria for CEUs as established by the National Task force on the Continuing Education Unit. You must attend the entire program to receive CEUs.  Partial credit will not be given. 0.6 CEUs

MAHEC will provide up to 6.0 contact hours to participants.