Lynch Syndrome: Patient-Centered Care

Presented by:

Susan Peterson, PhD, MPH - University of Texas,

MD Anderson Cancer Clinic

Live: September 10, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m. EST
On Demand: September 14, 2015

ALL Webinars are available


Being diagnosed with a genetic condition like lynch syndrome is unlike any experience a person can face. The psychosocial effects are far reaching and complex to comprehend and resolve. Lynch syndrome patients are forced to consider their increases the risk of cancer in multiple organ systems and, as a result, must become proficient at managing multiple providers. Patients benefit form genetic education and family counseling  regarding diagnostic testing and cancer surveillance/prevention recommendations. Providers who stay abreast of these issues are better prepared to deliver a high standard of care to their patients. 


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:


  • Genetic Counseling

  • Managing Multiple Providers

  • Psychosocial Effects of Lynch Syndrome


Learning Outcomes


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


  • Incorporate the patient perspective into their genetic counseling sessions.

  • Communicate a plan for managing multiple providers to their lynch syndrome patients.

  • Recognize the psychosocial effects of lynch syndrome.


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.