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Precancerous Lesions in the GI Tract: Identification and Resection Update

Precancerous Lesions in the GI Tract: Identification and Resection Update



Time to Complete

15 minutes


June 8, 2018


June 8, 2019
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Maximum Credits

0.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.25 / CNE Contact Hour

Accredited Providers

This activity is provided by the American Gastroenterological Association for physician credit.
This activity is provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare for nursing contact hours.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Aries Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Produced by Haymarket Medical Education

Program Description

While the incidence of diagnosed cases of colorectal cancer has fallen in recent years, from 140,000 new cases in 2014 to 135,000 in 2017—due in large part to increased rates of screening among at-risk groups—there has been a troubling increase recently in earlier-onset colorectal cancer, especially in young patients, highlighting the need for timely screening measures and accurate identification, lifting, and resections of precancerous lesions in the GI mucosa at the earliest stages.

This session follows on the heels of the first installment in the initiative, Effective Identification and Resection of Precancerous Lesions in the GI Mucosa, and reprises key critical themes, including the types of lesions that may appear in the GI tract, their endoscopic features, staining technologies, and available lifting and resection methods.

Intended Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and members of the GI endoscopy care team

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Evaluate the spectrum of chromoendoscopic staining techniques to optimally identify and assess adenomatous polyps and other precancerous lesions in the gastric mucosa
  • Institute effective submucosal lifting methods to ensure complete endoscopic mucosal resection of polyps in the GI tract
  • Implement quality-improvement tools to increase adherence to oral staining products and improve overall endoscopy services

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policies

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Faculty Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other faculty for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.


Michael B. Wallace, MD
Departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Jacksonville, FL

Dr. Wallace receives consulting fees from Aries Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

No other individuals involved with planning and delivering the content disclosed any relevant financial relationships.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation Statement

The AGA Institute designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM .   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This activity is awarded 0.25 contact hour.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of approved and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AGA Institute, AKH Inc., Haymarket Medical Education, and Aries Pharmaceuticals, Inc., do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of AGA Institute, AKH Inc., Haymarket Medical Education, or Aries Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


AGA Institute and AKH Inc. do not provide any warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of information presented either verbally or in writing by presenters. No responsibility is assumed by AGA Institute or AKH Inc. for any injury and/or damage to persons or property resulting from any use of such information.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact the AGA education department at or 301-654-2055.

If you have any questions relating to the CE accreditation of this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at

If you have any other questions relating to your certificate or other issues with the activity, please contact


To obtain credit, a score of 70% 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/CME History, which you can access at any time.


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  • A computer with an internet connection
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