Purpose:

 

Gastrointestinal cancers have the highest incidence and are the second leading cause
of cancer death in the United States. Among these malignancies, only colon cancer
has an official screening recommendation. Since GI cancers involve multiple sites and their study is ever evolving, staying abreast of the optimal means of screening and surveillance remains challenging for gastroenterologists. This course will provide the latest clinical updates and novel techniques and technology that will impact a GI physician’s practice.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

1. Recognize the clinical importance of screening and surveillance for major GI cancers, including neoplasms of the esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, liver and pancreas.
2. Identify patients who will most benefit from routine screening for GI malignancy, including individuals with premalignant lesions and genetic predispositions.
3. Discuss newly available tumor markers and predictive models.
4. Identify metrics of quality that can be applied to GI screening and surveillance practice.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity has been planned for gastroenterologists, endoscopists, endosonographers, surgeons, oncologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals committed to the advancement of endoscopy for optimizing the detection of malignancy.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

ACCREDITATION/DESIGNATION

In support of Patient Care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of seven and a half (7.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of seven and a half (7.5) continuing nursing education credit(s) for ANCC certified advanced practice nurses.

This activity is eligible for a maximum of 7.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.