Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory Approach

Des Moines, IA US
April 17, 2017

This course is open to residents and DMU DO, DPM, and PA students only. 

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There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Food will be served. Registration is limited to 24 participants.

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Image result for colon cancer allianceColorectal cancer is a life-threatening disease that is highly treatable when found early. It is estimated that individuals that are diagnosed with localized colorectal cancer will have a 90% 5-year survival rate, and that individuals diagnosed at late stages will have a 10% 5-year survival rate.

This brings us to the 90/90 rule: individuals with colorectal cancer have a 90% chance for survival when treatment begins early, and a 90% chance for mortality when early diagnosis is missed.

Health care providers play a critical role in ensuring that their patients are appropriately screened for colorectal cancer. Join us for this great opportunity to learn more about barriers to colorectal cancer screening, practice your dialogue skills, and discover unique insights from the patient perspective.

Target Audience

This activity is open to residents and DMU DO, DPM, and PA students only.

Click here to register for the provider activity on May 6.


  • Review risk factors, signs, and symptoms of colorectal cancer.
  • Describe importance of accurate patient history in early detection of colorectal cancer.
  • Identify individuals at high-risk for colorectal cancer.
  • Recommend appropriate colorectal cancer screening options.
  • Refer to a GI specialist when necessary.


2 pm

Colorectal Cancer: A Focus on Early Detection in 2017
David Newton, MD
Gastroenterologist, Iowa Digestive Disease Center

Ryan Hall 181
2:45 pm Break 
3 pm1st SPAL encounterRyan Hall Lower Level
3:30 pm2nd SPAL encounterRyan Hall Lower Level
4 pmBreak 
4:15 pmDebriefRyan Hall 181
5 pmAdjourn 


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David Newton, MD
Gastroenterologist, Iowa Digestive Disease Center



Educational Grant

This activity was provided by a grant from the Iowa Department of Public Health.


3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/17/2017 - 2:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/17/2017 - 5:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SPAL - Ryan Hall Lower Level
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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