As part the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation's commitment to increase the quality of care for our patient population, we are hosting eight (8) webinars that will educate medical professionals on important topics relevant to the care of people with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (AFAP), and MUTYH-Associated Polyposis (MAP). Presented by experts and thought leaders, these webinars will start in March 2017 and run monthly through October 2017. All webinars will be 60 minutes in length, consisting of a 45 minute presentation and 15 minutes of Q/A.


This series is endorsed by the AGA Institute, the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors, and the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC).

ALL Webinars will be  available


Click on each webinar name to learn more. Please note that you can attend each webinar LIVE @ 1:00 p.m. EST or ON-DEMAND. On-Demand webinars will be available

four (4) days after each live broadcast and will remain available until November 30, 2019.


Intended Audience:


The intended audience for the 2017 Advancing Care for Adenomatous Polyposis Webinar Series includes, but is not limited to:


  • Medical professionals who see patients with forms of adenomatous polyposis and want to stay abreast of the latest care recommendations


  • Medical professionals who are new to, or transitioning to, the field of hereditary colon cancer and will begin seeing adenomatous polyposis patients


  • Non-specializing medical professionals who want to expand their tool kit in the event that they encounter a person with an adenomatous polyposis condition


The content presented in this webinar series will be a source of information for primary care physicians, surgeons, gastroenterologists, genetic counselors, pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, and gastrointestinal nurses.


Webinar Presenters (click here for bios on presenters)


  • Dennis Ahnen, MD, Colorado University Anschutz Medical Campus, Gastro of the Rockies, and VA Medical Center, Denver

  • Amie Blanco, MS, GC, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Clinic

  • Carol Burke, MD, Sanford R. Weiss MD Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia at the Cleveland Clinic

  • James Church, MD, Sanford R. Weiss MD Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia at the Cleveland Clinic

  • Janice Colwell, RN, MS, CWOCN, FAAN 

  • Cole Eicher, Patient Advocate

  • Laura Eicher, Patient Advocate

  • Dakota Fisher-Vance, FAPulous TV and Young People Cancer Connection

  • Wendy Frankel, MD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

  • Heather Hampel, MS, CGC

  • Karen Hurley, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

  • Michele Kaplon-Jones, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN, University of Chicago Medicine

  • Shauna Monagan, Patient Advocate

  • Megan Myers, GC, Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Clinic, UCSF

  • Suzanne Pilon, Patient Advocate

  • Peter Stanich, MD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Learning Outcomes:


  • Medical professionals will be able to follow best practices for screening and treating their adenomatous polyposis patients.

  • Medical professionals will be able to incorporate genetic testing results into the development of a care plan. 

  • Medical professionals will be able to summarize treatment options for extracolonic manifestations of adenomatous polyposis conditions.

  • Medical professionals will be able to relate strategies for family communication to their patients. 

  • Medical professionals will be able to recognize the roll of wound, ostomy, continence nurse in caring for patients with bowel diversions.

  • Medical professionals will be able to incorporate the testimony of de novo patients into their care protocol.


Registration Information


8 Part Webinar Series: $70* by February 23rd (use promo code: EARLYBIRD)


8 Part Webinar Series: $80* after February 23rd


Those studying genetic cancer receive FREE registration by using promo code: STUDENT


Educational Credits



According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 8 hour(s) earned in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN.



The Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation is collaborating with University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing to provide these learning activities.  Registered nurses participating in the entire series of webinars and completing the evaluation tools may receive a maximum of eight (8) continuing nursing education contact hours for the entire series.  (One contact hour per webinar.)  The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



This conference has been approved by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) for 7.33 CECs.


The Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (UK) will award one hour of CPD credit for each hourly webinar.



The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation to offer up to 0.80 CEUs or 8.00 Category 1 contact hours for the event: Recognizing and Treating Polyposis Conditions. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification. 


*Our 2017 CEU sumission to the NSGC is complete. All CEUs earned after December 3, 2017, will be submitted in 2018.


*At the time of registration, a one time $25 fee will be added for individuals desiring CEUs through the NSGC.


Sessions may be attended LIVE or viewed On-Demand.


Refund Policy


Registration fees cover the cost of CEUs, and production and promotion of the webinar series. Proceeds benefit the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation. If you would like to receive a refund, please email 24 hours prior to the first webinar's start time. Refunds will exclude a 10% processing fee.