Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancers and Genetic Testing

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, medical and surgical oncologists, genetic counselors, geneticists, gynecologists, pathologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, cancer registry coordinators, and any other professionals involved in the care of individuals with hereditary cancer syndromes.

This conference will provide an interdisciplinary educational forum to disseminate new knowledge on the identification and management of individuals and families with a genetic susceptibility to the development of gastrointestinal cancers. This conference will describe the clinical presentation, genetic basis, and cancer risks associated with inherited cancer syndromes and integrate familial cancer risk assessment, genetic testing approaches, assessment of actionable of test results, and genetic risk counseling. Didactic and case-based presentations from Columbia University and other experts in the evaluation and management of inherited gastrointestinal cancers syndromes will be featured. The goal is to improve detection of GI cancer syndromes, understand related cancer risks, and optimize strategies for the prevention and early detection of cancers to minimize morbidity and mortality. This course will aid healthcare providers with implementing the best and most current evidence into their routine care for patients and families with inherited GI cancer syndromes.

Monday, October 5 at 7:00am to 4:15pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

For Professionals, Continuing Medical Education

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