Gastrointestinal Manifestations in Lynch


Presented by: 

Fay Kastrinos, MD - New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University


Lynch syndrome increases the lifetime risk of a colon cancer to 52% - 82% and accounts for 3-5% of all colon cancer. Quality care of patients includes expertise in the surveillance, risk-reducing surgery, surgical treatment, and  chemotherapy. Understanding which surgical option is appropriate (subtotal versus total colectomy) is a complex decision to make and will forever affect the patient’s quality of life. 


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


  • Chemoprevention – aspirin data

  • Surveillance

Colonoscopy Information

Best Practices


Age to Start

Data on Efficacy 

Second Pass Scope Findings

  • Risk-Reducing Surgery (at the time of any colorectal cancer diagnosis)

Subtotal Colectomy vs Total Colectomy + Ileorectal anastomosis


Learning Outcomes


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


  • Develop immediate and long-term care plans for patients, specifically as they pertain to the surveillance of gastrointestinal manifestations of lynch syndrome.

  • Define current gastrointestinal risk-reducing surgical and chemoprevention options.

  • Select the best surgical option for their patients.

  • Develop post-surgical care plans for their patients.



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

Live: May 7, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m. EST
On Demand: May 11, 2015

ALL Webinars are available