Saturday, May 18, 2019

Registration: 6:00PM-6:15PM

Activity: 6:15PM-7:45PM

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Indigo Ballroom ABEF, 2nd Floor

This program is not affiliated with Digestive Disease Week®.

Download live activity resources and claim your CME credit.


Brooks D. Cash, MD

Activity Chair

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Co-Director, Ertan Digestive Disease Center

Visiting Professor of Medicine

McGovern Medical School

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Houston, Texas


Douglas J. Robertson, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth &

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Hanover, New Hampshire

Chief, Gastroenterology

White River Junction VA Medical Center

White River Junction, Vermont





Welcome and Session Overview

Dinner Provided



Emerging Advances and Current Best Practice Guidelines (USMSTF, USPSTF, and ACS) in Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening

Brooks D. Cash, MD



Outlining Shared Decision-Making Strategies to Improve CRC Screening Adherence and Early Detection

Douglas J. Robertson, MD, MPH



Cases in Shared Decision-Making and CRC Screening

Facilitated by Brooks D. Cash, MD, and Douglas J. Robertson, MD, MPH



Question and Answer Session



Closing Remarks

Activity Information

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is gastroenterologists, as these specialists are in a position to positively impact patient CRC screening decisions and detect CRC early. Other clinicians who are members of the healthcare team and are in a position to improve CRC screening adherence and patient outcomes may benefit from participation in the activity as well.


Activity Description

Early detection of CRC has been shown to lower mortality rates, but the uptake and adherence to CRC screening remains low. In this activity, Drs. Brooks D. Cash and Douglas J. Robertson will equip attendees with strategies to address patient barriers, expertise in shared decision-making, advances in the CRC screening field, and current guidelines in screening.

Learning Objectives


As a result of participation in this educational activity, participants should increase their ability to:

Adopt effective communication strategies to improve patient education and understanding of CRC screening options

Identify ways to collaborate with multidisciplinary care teams to improve screening uptake and adherence

Apply current evidence-based, best practice guidelines (USMSTF, USPSTF, and ACS) and medical knowledge to CRC screening

Develop individualized screening plans that consider patient preferences and unique features

Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of various screening methods

Credit Designation Statement

Forefront Collaborative designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Accreditation Statement

Forefront Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Disclosure Statement

Educational activities provided by Forefront Collaborative must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s). The disclosures will be listed in the activity handout.

CME Information

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Exact Sciences.


The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views or recommendations of Forefront Collaborative or Exact Sciences.


Forefront Collaborative complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For special requests, please call Jessica Porucznik at 317.208.2765 prior to this activity.

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