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Colorectal Cancer Screening: The Critical Role of Primary Care


Durado Brooks, MD
Prostate and Colorectal Cancer Excellence Interim Director
American Cancer Society, Inc.


Foothills AHEC

Program Description

Colorectal cancer screening prevents disease and lowers mortality but is underutilized and often performed in an ineffective manner. This event will highlight the impact of screening and will guide participants on how to provide high quality screening. Participants will learn about the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) as a way to improve patient compliance and screening rates in Georgia, as evidenced in other states. If done annually, a FIT screen is just as effective as a colonoscopy and is more user-friendly and more cost-effective for patients and providers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply the evidence and rationale supporting clinical recommendations for colorectal cancer screening.
- Define and avoid ineffective colorectal cancer screening practices.
- Recognize common barriers to colorectal cancer screening and utilize appropriate strategies to identify and address those barriers.

Continuing Education

CME/CE credit is designated for two years after the live online activity date. Credit will no longer be available after 3/30/2017.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Health System, Inc. and Foothills Area Health Education Center. Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Health System, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Health System, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)(TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Georgia Board of Nursing deems Foothills Area Health Education Center as an acceptable provider for continuing education. This activity is approved for 1 continuing education hour toward the continuing competency requirements for Georgia licensure renewal. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


On Demand
Original program date: Mar 30, 2015

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Cancer, Digestive Health, Primary Care