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Connect to Detect: Applying Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Connect to Detect: Applying Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening


Slide Lecture Series

Time to Complete

1 hour


July 15, 2019


July 15, 2020
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by Forefront Collaborative.

Commercial Supporter

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

Program Description

Early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) has been shown to lower mortality rates, but the uptake and adherence to CRC screening remains low. In this endured activity, Drs. Brooks D. Cash and Douglas J. Robertson will equip learners with strategies to address patient barriers, expertise in shared decision-making, advances in the CRC screening field, and current guidelines in screening. This endured webcast consists of a two-part video recording of the faculty presenting at a live 2019 industry symposium synchronized to the slide presentation and audio. The engaging presentations and a patient case series are delivered by two gastroenterologists with expertise in CRC screening and screening guidelines. Participants can better understand how to translate guidelines to individualized clinical decision-making when screening for CRC.

Intended Audience

The target audience for this activity is gastroenterologists, as these specialists are in a position to positively impact patient CRC screening decisions and detect CRC early. Other clinicians who are members of the healthcare team and are in a position to improve CRC screening adherence and patient outcomes may benefit from participation in the activity as well.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Adopt effective communication strategies to improve patient education and understanding of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening options
  • Identify ways to collaborate with multidisciplinary care teams to improve screening uptake and adherence
  • Apply current evidence-based, best practice guidelines (USMSTF, USPSTF, and ACS) and medical knowledge to CRC screening
  • Develop individualized screening plans that consider patient preferences and unique features
  • Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of various screening methods

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 health care 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 – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.


The following individuals have disclosed that they and/or their spouse/partner has had a financial relationship in the past 12 months:

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 has received a consulting fee from Exact Sciences

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 has received a consulting fee from Freenome and has participated on an advisory board for Metabolomic Technologies Inc.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The following individuals have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have had, in the past 12 months, financial relationship(s) with commercial interests relative to the content of this CME activity:

Planner (Forefront Collaborative): Maria Rovere, MTSC
Planner (Forefront Collaborative): Jessica Porucznik




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 enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM .  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 or devices.


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.


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.

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