Current Screening Protocols for
Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes
The mishandling of HCCS patients is an all-to-frequent occurrence and yields devastating consequences for the patient and their family. For example, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis patients are sometimes advised to delay screening or prophylactic surgery until their mid-20’s and, tragically, the patient develops cancer instead of enjoying access to these preemptive measures. Physicians that do not specialize in the treatment of HCCS conditions need access to the most up to date care protocol to ensure proper care for their HCCS patients.
This webinar will give medical professionals insight into how centers of excellence keep their HCCS patients healthy and happy. We will specifically cover:
Prototypical phenotypic expressions of HCCS, including both colorectal and
Current NCCN suggested guidelines
Developing an immediate and long-term care plan
When to refer to a specialist
How to work with a center of excellence
Benefits of working with a genetic counselor
Incorporating genetic testing in the development of a care plan
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.
Elena Stoffel, MD, MPH - University of Michigan
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Accurately interpret current NCCN guidelines for ongoing screening of HCCS patients.
Develop an immediate and long-term care plan for their patients.
Recognize when genetic testing should be included in their patients’ care plan.
Coordinate patient care with a specialist or a center for excellence.
6 Part Webinar Series: $40*
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.
Registration fees cover the cost of CMEs, CEUs, 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.
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