The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Gastrointestinal Oncology

March 4, 2022

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Target Audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, radiation therapists, residents, medical students, and other interested healthcare providers.


To provide insight and updates on the complexities of managing gastrointestinal cancers to a multidisciplinary population of healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  1. Illustrate the use of artificial intelligence in diagnosing gastrointestinal malignancies.
  2. Compare enhanced imaging of gastrointestinal polyps with traditional histopathology.
  3. Review current clinical applications of computer-aided diagnosis during colonoscopy.

Educational Need

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed malignancy and fourth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Colonoscopy has demonstrated efficacy in preventing CRC by detecting and removing neoplastic lesions. There is concerning variability in colonoscopy's diagnostic performance, leading to widespread efforts to improve quality and reduce operator dependence. 

Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) offers a promising solution to reduce variation in colonoscopy performance. Pooled miss rates as high as 22% for polyps and associated interval colorectal cancers following colonoscopy are concerning. 

Meanwhile, the concept of ‘optical biopsy’ where in vivo classification of polyps based on enhanced imaging replaces histopathology, has not been incorporated into routine practice, largely limited by inter-observer variability and generally meeting accepted standards only in expert settings.  Real-time decision support software has been developed to detect and characterize polyps while also offering feedback on the technical quality of the inspection. Some of the current algorithms, particularly with recent advances in artificial intelligence techniques, now match human expert performance for optical biopsy.

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 1.00 IBON
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    03/04/2022 - 7:00am CST
    Event ends: 
    03/04/2022 - 8:00am CST

    Manish Chand, MBBS, BSc, FRCS, FASCRS, MBA, PhD
    Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Advanced MIS Programme, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University College London 

    View Dr. Chand's CV.

    • FASCRS: American Society of Colorectal Surgeons
    • PhD: Imperial College London
    • FRCS: General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery (CCT) and Royal College of Surgeons (England)
    • MBA: University of Leicester Business School
    • MRCS: The Surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland
    • MBBS: Royal Free and University College, University of London

    Accreditation Statements

    • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and MercyOne Cancer Center Des Moines. DMU is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
    • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


    No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

    • Kim Carstens, BSN, RN, OCN - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member

    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual has a conflict an ineligible company to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

    • Manish Chand, MBBS, BSc, FRCS, FASCRS, MBA, PhD - Speaker, Consultant, Lightpoint Medical

    The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 


    The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 1.00 IBON


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