This program is divided into four modules: Assessing Risk, Genetic Testing, Risk Communication and Counseling, and Screening and Surveillance. Each module entails a series of patient scenarios that focus on the goals of that particular lesson. Participants will have access to point of care tools that will help in completing the activities and questions in the patient scenarios, and can also be downloaded and printed for use in practice. The program covers the most common hereditary CRC syndromes: Lynch syndrome and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) and Attenuated FAP. Working through short case studies, participants will practice identifying, evaluating, and managing patients with hereditary CRC syndromes. The program also provides strategies for counseling patients before and after genetic testing, approaches to communicating risk, and tools to help in collaboration with a genetic or other specialist.
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Colorectal Cancer: Is Your Patient at High Risk? Release Date: June 29, 2012 Expiration Date: June 28, 2015
At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:
Target Audience This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of all primary care physicians, but is also appropriate for other specialists such as gastroenterologists and surgeons. Other non-physician health care providers, such as genetic counselors and nurses, may find the activity beneficial.
Statement of Need Guidelines developed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American College of Gastroenterology have outlined risk assessment, genetic testing, and management strategies. There is a demonstrated need for physicians to become more knowledgeable about hereditary CRC and the established guidelines for managing patients at risk.
Statement of Competency This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, and interpersonal and communication skills.
Accreditation Statement The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement In order to assure the highest quality of CME programming, and to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the AMA requires that all faculty, planning committee members and members of the AMA CME Program Committee disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. The following disclosure was provided: • Scott Weissman, MS. LGC discloses Genetic Counselor relationship with Informed Medical Decisions. No other individuals involved in the planning, review or delivery of this content have any relevant relationships to disclose.
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