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ABIM MOC Activity ID

3/27/2018 - Medical Grand Rounds: Optimizing Colonoscopy: Realizing our Full Potential to Prevent Colorectal Cancer





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate how quality in colonoscopy is measured, including the ADR.
  • Explain the association between ADR and the risk of interval colorectal cancer.
  • List at least 3 methods to increase ADR.
  • Describe the association between quality in colonoscopy and protection from CRC.
  • Review optimal methods and guidelines for removal of colorectal polyps.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Kaminski et al. NEJM, 2010;362:1795
  2. Corely et al. NEJM, 2014:370:1298
  3. Rex et al. GIE, 2015;81:31
  4. Ferlitsch et al. Endoscopy 2017; 49: 270–297

Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH — Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Director, Digestive Diseases Research Program, Mayo Clinic Florida
Dr. Wallace receives research funding from Olympus, Fujifilm, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Florida Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, NIH. He is on the consulting/advisory board for Aries Pharmaceuticals, Virgo Inc., Lumendi. He is owner/CEO of Endoquality Consulting.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.