Predicting Risk: Current Research and New Therapies for Optimal Management of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Research is always going on in this area of medicine, leading to great progress in recent discoveries of new and improved treatment and screening strategies. Tests have been developed to find genetic changes associated with colorectal cancer and to predict the risk of cancer recurrence. Identifying these genes can help doctors and individuals decide on their treatment options to extend survival and improve quality of life. This activity will discuss management strategies for colorectal cancer, including how health disparities negatively impact colorectal cancer screening rates, and describe the exploration of new therapeutic avenues intended to enhance outcomes and improve detection methods.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe how health disparities negatively impact colorectal cancer screening rates.
  2. State current screening guidelines and techniques for diagnosing and assessing colorectal cancer.
  3. Identify strategies for reducing colorectal cancer risk, including the role and benefit of genetic testing in individuals with inherited risk.
  4. Explore new therapeutic avenues intended to enhance outcomes and improve detection methods for colorectal cancer.

Presenter

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Kristen K. Ciombor, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Faculty Planners

Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology/Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Chief, Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital;
Founding Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Michelle James, MS, RN, CNS, CCTN, APRN-BC
Solid Organ Transplant Service Line Administrative Director
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, MN

Michael Petty, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Cardiothoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Minnesota Medical Center
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, MN

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

V. Silverstein, MD
Eagle Creek Medical Communications
Durham, NC

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education requires all those in the control of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content.

OptumHealth Education ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Ciombor has reported that she recieves grant funding from Merck.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method of participation
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:

  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the pre- and post-activity assessments, activity evaluation and application for certificate of credit

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Method for Calculating CE Credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

 

Credit designation statements
IPCE Credit LogoThis activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) ([0.1] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-18-128-H01-P/T

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Case Managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM). (Please reference the 26th Annual National Conference when contacting CCMC to claim credit for this activity.)

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization to which you wish you apply credit.

Provided By
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals who are interested in colorectal cancer.
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "26th Annual National Conference" held in Chicago, IL on October 2–4, 2017.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
12/04/2017
Activity expires: 
12/04/2019
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
12/04/2017
Activity expires: 
12/04/2019
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