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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Deciphering New Guidelines to Enhance Your Practice

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Deciphering New Guidelines to Enhance Your Practice

Format

Slide Lecture Series

Time to Complete

1.50 hours

Released

December 19, 2018

Expires

December 19, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Accredited Provider



This activity is provided by Forefront Collaborative.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Exact Sciences.

Program Description

Controversy or conundrum? New guidelines on early colorectal cancer (CRC) screening are stirring debate, with different viewpoints on when to initiate testing and what methods to use. Through interactive presentations and case studies, attendees can cut through the confusion to better understand how to translate guidelines to direct individualized clinical decision making. This endured webcast consists of a video recording of the faculty presenting at a live symposium (in conjunction with the American College of Gastroenterology [ACG] 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting) synchronized to the slide presentation and audio. The symposium is delivered by three gastroenterologists with expertise in CRC screening and screening guidelines, with one presentation including a review of cases to walk learners through clinical decision-making when screening for CRC. Polling questions in each of the live presentations served as a jumping-off point for further faculty discussion.

Intended Audience

The target audience for this educational activity is gastroenterologists. Primary care physicians and other clinicians in a position to detect colorectal cancer early may benefit from participation in this educational activity.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Describe the epidemiology of colorectal cancer
  • Discuss USPSTF, MSTF, and ACS guidelines for colorectal cancer screening
  • Analyze advantages and disadvantages for various screening methods
  • Develop screening plans depending on patient features

Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Educational activities provided by Forefront Collaborative must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s)*. For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias. Disclosures appear below.

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Faculty

Brooks D. Cash, MD—Activity Chair
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Co-Director, Ertan Digestive Disease Center
Visiting Professor of Medicine
McGovern Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas

Dr. Cash, MD discloses the following:
Consultant: Exact Sciences

Deborah A. Fisher, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Duke University
Associate Director, Gastroenterology Research
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Fisher discloses the following:
Grant/Research support: Epigenomics

Douglas J. Robertson, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth &
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Hanover, New Hampshire
Chief, Gastroenterology
White River Junction VA Medical Center
White River Junction, Vermont

Dr. Robertson
Consultant: Freenome

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Maria Rovere, MTSC, has nothing to disclose in regards to financial relationship(s) with commercial interests.
Jessica Porucznik has nothing to disclose in regards to financial relationship(s) with commercial interests.
Lilia Zurkovsky, PhD, has nothing to disclose in regards to financial relationship(s) with commercial interests.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Forefront Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Forefront Collaborative designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This continuing medical education activity may include reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs.

Disclaimer

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views or recommendations of Forefront Collaborative or Exact Sciences.

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed by two reviewers. The reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 80% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact jessica_porucznik@forefrontcollab.com.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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