Monday, October 28, 2019

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Lone Star Ballroom, Salons A/B

2nd Floor

Complimentary buffet dinner will be served.

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CME Dinner Symposium

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

1.5 ANCC Contact Hours


David A. Johnson, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief of Gastroenterology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia

Douglas K. Rex, MD

Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Chancellors Professor
Indiana University Purdue
University of Indianapolis
Director of Endoscopy
Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana

Bill H. McCarberg, MD, FABM

Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California
San Diego, California


7:00 PM Complimentary buffet dinner
7:30 PM Educational program
8:45 PM Questions and answers
9:00 PM Adjourn

Activity Description

Routine screening colonoscopy with polypectomy is the most effective strategy for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). Advantages include direct mucosal inspection of the entire colon and the ability to detect and remove precancerous polyps during a single session. Widespread use of this technique has contributed to an accelerating rate of decline in both the incidence and mortality of CRC from peak levels in the mid-1980s. Recently, noninvasive, home-based CRC detection tests have become available. In this session, attendees will review data for the range of modalities, including efficacy and safety, rates of false-negative/positive results, recommended frequency, and cost. In addition, primary care physicians can play a key role in CRC prevention by recommending evidence-based screening tests during regular checkups, co-managing patients with specialists, appropriate referral, and patient education. The session will also address these topics.


The goal of this activity is to educate health care professionals about the use of appropriate CRC screening methods, including the limitations and advantages of both colonoscopic and non-colonoscopic approaches.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this activity comprises gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals interested in CRC screening, colonoscopy, and appropriate bowel preparation (eg, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants).

Learning Objectives

  1. Review data supporting the importance of visualization via colonoscopy in the detection of CRC and precancerous polyps
  2. Discuss the benefits and risks associated with the use of non-colonoscopy screening tests in the detection of CRC and precancerous polyps
  3. Describe the role of the primary care physician in providing/referring for guideline-recommended CRC screening via colonoscopy

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group and Applied Clinical Education. Global Education Group is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses Continuing Education Credit Designation

This educational activity for 1.5 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact myMedEd, Inc. prior to the live event at (800) 973-0665.

Global Contact Information

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