This course includes:
- Video presentation by a leading expert
- Pre- and post-exams to measure your understanding
- CME and MOC claiming online
Karel Pacak, MD, PhD, DSc, FACE
Dr. Karel Pacak is a board-certified endocrinologist and tenured Chief of the Section on Medical Neuroendocrinology at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH, Bethesda, MD. He graduated summa cum laude from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, where he received his medical and scientific degrees. He is recognized nationally and internationally for patient-oriented pheochromocytoma (PHEO) and paraganglioma (PGL) research programs. He and his colleagues described the role of a new HIF2A gain-of-function somatic mutation in the pathogenesis of paraganglioma, somatostatinoma, and polycythemia. This lead to the introduction of a new syndrome now known as the Pacak-Zhuang syndrome. Apart from but in line with his life’s work, Dr. Pacak has skillfully applied his knowledge for the benefit of the greater good. He established a new series of international pheochromocytoma conferences (ISP), for which he has served as the president and principal organizer of the first conference in 2005. He has received distinguished awards from the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Australian Endocrine Society, Irish Endocrine Society, PheoPara Alliance, the Gold Jessenius Medal from the Slovak Academy of Sciences, the Gold Medal from the Slovak Medical Society, Purkyne Medal from the Czech Medical Society, and the Directors’ award from the NIH and NICHD.
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Discuss clinical presentations of pheochromocytoma and pseudopheochromocytoma
- Perform biochemical diagnosis to distinguish pheochromocytoma from pseudopheochromocytoma
- To learn how to apply imaging methods to localize pheochromocytoma
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.
Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
The American College of Endocrinology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Endocrinology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.