Constipation and Motility testing – What Every Pediatric Provider Needs to Know

Virtual Provider Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program



Pediatric Surgery


Constipation and Motility testing – What Every Pediatric Provider Needs to Know



June 16


6-7 p.m.

Who Should Attend: 

GI Specialists, Colorectal Surgeons, Pediatricians, PCPs, RNs, School-based Nurses

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key physiologic components that contribute to GI motility
  • Outline how to characterize different types of constipation
  • Describe treatment options for constipation depending on constipation type
  • List ways to screen for colonic dysmotility  
  • List conditions/diagnoses that typically have colonic dysmotility
  • Describe how and when to refer for patients for motility testing

Presentation Materials:

Coming soon. 

Virtual CME Evaluation

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits:

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Designation for 1.0 contact hour for each program.


About Maheen Ahmed Hassan, M.D.

Dr. Hassan practices a subspecialty of pediatric gastroenterology that focuses on motility disorders of the esophagus, stomach and intestines. She performs manometry of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon and rectum, which is a way of measuring the pressure in these parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The pressure readings reflect muscle function. Manometry testing can help to diagnose and monitor conditions such as achalasia, esophageal dysmotility, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, rumination and Hirschsprung Disease.  She is also expert in the use of devices known as endoFLIP and The SmartPill. EndoFLIP measures the muscles that let food in and out of the esophagus, the esophagus itself and the outlet of the stomach. The SmartPill is a single-use capsule that is swallowed and measures acidity, pressure, temperature and time, inside the stomach, small intestine and colon, to give information on total gut motility.

In order to obtain CME credit, return your completed evaluation form by:

  • Emailing to or
  • Faxing to (916) 453-2247 or
  • Sending to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, Continuing Education, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817