Universal Tumor Screening for Lynch 

Syndrome and the Impact on Colorectal

Cancer Care

Presented by:

Kory Jasperson, MS, CGC - University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute

Health care providers currently rely upon the Amsterdam or Bethesda guidelines to identify families that may be at risk of lynch syndrome. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for families known to carry lynch syndrome to either not meet these criteria or be overlooked due to lack of guideline sensitivity. Universal tumor testing is a proposed method of reducing the instances of a missed lynch syndrome diagnosis.


This webinar will be a source of information for primary care physicians,  surgeons, gastroenterologists, genetic counselors, and nurses and will include education on the following topics:


  • History of Universal Tumor Screening 

  • Universal Tumor Screening Guidelines

  • Current Status of Universal Tumor Screening

  • Lynch Syndrome Screening Network

  • Future Directions


Learning Outcomes


At the conclusion of this webinar series, participants will be able to:


  • Medical professionals will be able to identify when genetic screening of colorectal tumors for a colon cancer syndrome(s) is needed.

  • Medical professionals will be able to determine which type of genetic test to use.

  • Medical professionals will be able to interpret genetic tumor test results.

  • Medical professionals will recognize when to involve a genetics professional.



Registration Information


8 Part Webinar Series: $55* by February 20th

8 Part Webinar Series: $60* after February 20th


CEU Information



The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation to offer up to 0.8 CEUs or 8.0 contact hours (Category 1) for Preparing to Treat Polyposis Conditions. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of certification and recertification.


*At the time of registration, a one time $25 fee will be added for the individual's application to the NSGC for CEUs. 


Genetic Counselors may attend the sessions LIVE or wait for the On-Demand recorded webinars.



According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 3 hour(s) earned in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN.



This conference has been approved by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) for 7 CECs.


Refund Policy


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


ALL Webinars are available


Live: April 2, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m. EST
On-Demand: April 6, 2015