Gastrointestinal Oncology Conference

March 5, 2021
Registration


Cost:

  • Healthcare Professionals: $35
  • MercyOne Cancer Resource Center Employees: $0

YOU MUST LOGIN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT BEFORE ENROLLING IN THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY. 

Once you're logged in, please use the "REGISTER" tab to enroll in the conference. After you register, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to complete your registration through Zoom.

If you have questions, please email Kim Carstens at kcarstens@mercydesmoines.org.
 

Target Audience

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

Purpose

The purpose of this conference is to provide insight and updates on the complexities of managing gastrointestinal cancers to a multidisciplinary population of healthcare providers. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the role of genetic testing for colorectal and pancreatic cancers.
  • Compare the role of endoscopic mucosal resection vs endoscopic surgical dissection in non-operative candidates.
  • Define the role of oncology nurse navigators in the setting of gastrointestinal cancer patients.
  • Explain the pros/cons of screening earlier for colorectal cancer.
  • Illustrate the successful outcomes an NAPRC program has on colorectal cancer treatment.
  • Measure the impact of genetic testing in identifying early stage cancer.

Agenda

All times stated are in Central Time. Agenda is subject to change.

TimePresentation Title and Speaker
8 amWelcome and Introduction
Shankar Raman, MD, FACS, FASCRS
8:15 amNational Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer: History, Current Status and Future Directions
Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FRCSI(Hon), Hon FRCS(Glasg)
9:15 amUpdates on Genetic Testing for Colorectal Cancer
Lauren Winter, MS, MS, MPH, LCGC
10 amBreak
10:15 amEndoscopic Therapy for Cancer: Stents, EMR, ESD, and More
Tércio Lopes, MD, MSPH
11 amNavigating Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients
Kim Carstens, RN, BSN, OCN
11:30 amColonoscopy Myth Busters/Early Colon Screening Pros and Cons
Mayin Lin, DO, MPH
12:15 pmQuestion and Answer Session
12:30 pmAdjourn

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 4.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 4.00 IBON
Course opens: 
01/07/2021
Course expires: 
03/05/2021
Event starts: 
03/05/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/05/2021 - 12:30pm
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0

Kim Carstens, RN, BSN, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator, MercyOne Cancer Center Des Moines

Mayin Lin, DO, MPH
Colorectal and General Surgeon, MercyOne Des Moines Surgical Group
Biography

Tércio Lopes, MD, MSPH
Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Iowa Digestive Disease Center
Biography

Shankar Raman, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Colon and Rectal Surgeon, MercyOne Des Moines Surgical Group
Physician Lead for Surgery and Subspecialties and Associate Program Director-General Surgery Residency, MercyOne Des Moines

Biography

Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FRCSI(Hon), Hon FRCS(Glasg)
Director, Digestive Disease Institute and Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida
Biography
Biosketch

Lauren Winter, MS, MS, MPH, LCGC
Family Risk Program Genetic Counselor, MercyOne Cancer Center Des Moines

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 4.0 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 4.0 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 4.0 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited. 
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

DISCLOSURES

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

  • Kim Carstens, RN, BSN, OCN, activity director and speaker
  • Mayin Lin, DO, MPH, speaker
  • Tércio Lopes, MD, MSPH, speaker
  • Shankar Raman, MD, FACS, FASCRS, planning committee member and speaker
  • Jodi Wilson, ARNP, planning committee member
  • Lauren Winter, MS, MS, MPH, LCGC, speaker

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

  • Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FRCSI(Hon), Hon FRCS(Glasg), speaker, is a consultant for and/or receives royalties from and/or owns stock in a number of commercial interest companies. View Dr. Wexner's financial disclosures.

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. 

Disclaimer

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

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

Price

Cost:
$35.00
Please login or Create an Account to take this course.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All cancellations must be received in writing at cme@dmu.edu.
  • A nonrefundable administrative fee of $20 will be charged for all cancellations.
  • No refunds will be given three (3) business days prior to the activity start date.
  • Cancelled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity.
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.