Colon Cancer Prevention in High Risk Populations

Chicago, IL US
December 19, 2015

Groups at increased risk of colon cancer include patients with familial cancer syndromes and inflammatory bowel disease. Identification of risk factors in these patients and implementation of increased surveillance with enhanced imaging during colonoscopy can lead to earlier detection of neoplastic lesions in the colon. Chromoendoscopy is a type of “image-enhanced endoscopy” that uses dye spray or advanced optical technology. Recent studies have shown “chromeoendoscopy with targeted biopsies was less costly and more effective than white-light colonoscopy with random biopsies.” Although it can be a highly valuable procedure, experts in the field agree it is greatly underutilized. This activity will bridge that practice gap by helping gastroenterologists understand the indications for increasing surveillance in high risk populations and applications of chromoendoscopy in clinical practice.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and other allied health professionals in the specialty of gastroenterology.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the risk factors for dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease;
  • Identify patients at an increased risk for colorectal cancer;
  • Discuss different modalities of chromoendoscopy and their safety;
  • Describe the techniques involved in chromoendoscopy procedures.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Amy Majkowski
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 Participation
Event starts: 
12/19/2015 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
12/19/2015 - 2:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Center for Care Discovery
5700 S Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
David Rubin, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, Gastroenterology,
Hepatology, and Nutrition
Digestive Disease Center
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago
Joel Pekow, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago
Sonia Kupfer, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

For further activity information, visit the conference registration website or download the brochure below.


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