Colorectal Cancer: Screening Guidelines and Genetic Biomarker Testing

Activity description

This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "13th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum" held in Austin, Texas, on May 15, 2019.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer and cancer-related deaths in the United States. Updates in guidelines for CRC screening provide recommendations based on the most current data. Several novel therapies for CRC that target tumors with specific genetic biomarkers have recently been approved. During this presentation, the most current guideline recommendations for CRC screening will be presented, along with novel therapies for CRC that target tumors with specific genetic biomarkers.

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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 the screening for and treatment of colorectal cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review current guideline recommendations and available tests for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.
  • Describe the indications, safety, and efficacy for recently approved and emerging therapies for CRC that target tumors with genetic biomarkers.

 

Additional Information

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: 
08/02/2019
Activity expires: 
08/02/2021
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Faculty

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Colorectal Cancer: Screening Guidelines and Genetic Biomarker Testing
George A. Fisher, MD, PhD
Colleen G. Haas Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Planning Committee

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

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

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

Crystal Wong, MD
President
Propoint Medical Writing
Wexford, PA

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development 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. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Dr. Fisher has indicated that he has received grant/research support from Roche/Genentech, Merck, Terumo and Jounce; and is a consultant for Roche/Genentech, Merck, Aduro, Forty Seven, Newlink and Incyte.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.

Dr. Wong has indicated that she has received grant/research support from MyoKardia.

The remaining activity planner has no financial relationships to disclose.

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
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) ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-19-157-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.

PAs
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).

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 preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

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: 
08/02/2019
Activity expires: 
08/02/2021
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