Defining Lynch Syndrome: An Overview
C. Richard Boland, MD - Baylor Research Institute
Lynch syndrome, an autosomal dominant condition accounting for 3-5% of all cases of colon cancer, is a complex form of hereditary cancer and requires extensive knowledge and training to develop an appropriate care plan. In addition to an increased risk of colon cancer, lynch syndrome increases the risk of cancers in the ovaries, endometrium, stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder ducts, upper urinary tract, brain, and skin. Mishandling of HCCS patients is an all-to-frequent occurrence and yields devastating consequences for the patient and their family. In order to ensure proper care for their lynch syndrome patients, healthcare providers need access to the most up to date care protocol.
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:
1. History of Lynch Syndrome
2. Overview of Lynch Syndrome including:
Gene Specific Cancer Risks
NCCN, Amsterdam Criteria, Bethesda Criteria
Brief Mention of Universal Tumor Testing (this will be covered in depth during the April 2nd webinar)
4. Multi-gene Panels and Differential Diagnoses
At the conclusion of this webinar series, participants will be able to:
Medical professionals will be able to accurately interpret current guidelines for diagnosing Lynch Syndrome patients.
Medical professionals will be able to accurately define Lynch Syndrome and the associated cancer risks.
Medical professionals will be able to recognize when genetic testing should be included in their patients' care plan.
8 Part Webinar Series: $55* by February 20th
8 Part Webinar Series: $60* after February 20th
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 via 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.
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.
Live: March 5, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m. EST
On-Demand: March 9, 2015
ALL Webinars are available