Best Practices in Genetic Screening

for Hereditary Colon Cancer

DECEMBER: Genetic Screening

Identifying and interpreting the specific genetic mutation of a patient’s hereditary colon cancer syndrome is extremely valuable in developing a personalized care plan. In stark contrast to genetic testing for hereditary breast cancer, this tool is sorely underutilized in the HCCS community.


This webinar will teach medical professionals when to screen, which test to use, and how to interpret the results. We will specifically cover:


  • Genetic causes of HCCS

  • Genotype/Phenotype relationships in HCCS

  • Benefits and risks of genetic testing

  • Social and emotional aspects of genetic testing

  • When to test, which test is appropriate, and cost of genetic testing

  • How to work with a genetic counselor 

  • Interpreting results and the limitations of testing

  • Developing a care plan based on genetic testing results

  • What age is appropriate for testing children

  • Direct-to-consumer genetic testing

  • Health insurance coverage of genetic testing

  • Genetic discrimination and Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)



Target Audience


Clinicians, including primary care physicians and gastroenterologists, physician assistants, and certified gastroenterology registered nurses interested in enhancing their knowledge of polyposis conditions; colorectal surgeons interested in broadening their understanding of polyposis conditions and how they relate to bowel diversions; basic and translational researchers and fellows in the fields of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal oncology; genetic counselors who provide care to patients with polyposis conditions or are interested in expanding their scope of care to genetic bowel cancers.


Course Presenters




Learning Outcomes


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


  • Identify when genetic screening for a colon cancer syndrome is needed.

  • Determine which type of genetic test to use.

  • Interpret genetic test results.

  • Recognize when to involve a genetics professional.



Registration Information


6 Part Webinar Series: $40*



CEU Information



The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation to offer up to 0.6 CEUs or 6.0 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. 



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 24 hours prior to the first webinar(s) start time. Refunds will exclude a 10% processing fee.




ON-DEMAND available after live event
Genetic Testing

We would like to thank 

Ambry Genetics

for their generous grant support of this educational activity.

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