In this online CME self-learning program:
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. While a majority of patients are diagnosed before their disease has metastasized, a fifth of patients have advanced disease at the time of diagnosis. Early detection and screening have been shown to significantly reduce CRC mortality, and screening is widely recommended for average-risk adults beginning at age 50 years, (as well as earlier for individuals at higher risk). Since the mid-1990s, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, American Cancer Society, and other groups have recommended several modalities for screening: fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and barium enema. Recent years have seen the addition of newer screening technologies, including stool DNA, computed tomographic colonography, and capsule endoscopy.
Healthcare professionals including: medical oncologists, primary care physicians, pathologists, gastroenterologists, and managed care medical care directors; physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists specializing in oncology; and other clinicians who are involved in providing diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with CRC.
This program is supported by educational grants from Merck.
Learners may participate in this activity free of charge.
Release Date: February 03, 2021 -- Expiration Date: February 03, 2023
Faculty: Kurt Melstrom, MD
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
ACCME Activity #201718487
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Credit Designation: ScientiaCME designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM MOC Recognition Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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ScientiaCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit. ACPE # 0574-0000-21-003-H01-P. This is an Application (A)-type activity.
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Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
As a provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and educational planners must disclose any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, and any relationships with the commercial supporter of the activity. The intent of this disclosure is to provide the intended audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. For this CME activity, any COI has been resolved thru content review ScientiaCME.
Faculty Disclosure: Kurt A. Melstrom, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Assistant Clinical Professor, City of Hope, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Disclosure of Peer Reviewer: Daniel I-Hsin Chu, MD, FACS, FASCRS, discloses that he has recieved compensation from federal government research grants.
Disclosure of Peer Reviewer: Farshid Dayyani, MD discloses that he has received compensation from research grants and/or consulting fees from Deciphera, Eisai, Excelis, Ipsen, QED, Signatera, Sirtex, AZD, BMS, Taiho, Merck, Genentech, FIM, Amgen, and Array.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, CEO of ScientiaCME, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by educational grants from Merck.
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