Extracolonic Manifestations in Polyposis Conditions
OCTOBER: Extracolonic Manifestations
Symptoms arising from polyposis syndromes are frequently taken for granted as being confined to the colon and rectum. Hereditary colon cancer syndromes are in fact extremely dynamic and have wide ranging extracolonic effects. For example, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in FAP patients is shifting from colorectal cancer to duodenal polyp growth and cancer. Ranging from bone growths to an increased risk of thyroid cancer, the health of a HCCS patient is dependent upon access to and utilization of screening techniques to insure the best possible health for an HCCS patient. An added benefit of understanding these symptomologies is the increased potential to recognize a hereditary colon cancer condition at an early stage when cancer prevention and symptom management is still possible.
This webinar will shine a spotlight on the effects hereditary colon cancer syndromes can have on a patient beyond the colon and rectum. Participants will learn how to screen and treat duodenal and gastric polyps, along with other potential extracolonic effects of polyposis conditions. Medical professionals who attend this webinar will be better positioned to care for their HCCS patients and possibly recognize these conditions while the symptoms are still manageable. We will specifically cover:
Increased cancer risks
Osteomas and dental effects
Duodenal and gastric polyps
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.
Douglas Riegert-Johnson, MD - Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Identify when and how to screen for duodenal and gastric polyps.
Construct a treatment plan for duodenal and gastric polyps.
Develop a care plan for their patients that includes screening for extracolonic manifestations of polyposis conditions.
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 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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