Monday, May 20, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Marina Ballroom D

South Tower, Level 3

Complimentary buffet dinner will be provided.

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CME Dinner Symposium

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


Jack A. Di Palma, MD

Professor and Director
Division of Gastroenterology
University of South Alabama
College of Medicine
Mobile, Alabama

David A. Johnson, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief of Gastroenterology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia

Douglas K. Rex, MD

Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Chancellors Professor
Indiana University Purdue
University of Indianapolis
Director of Endoscopy
Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana


6:00 PM Registration and Dinner
6:30 PM Welcome and Introduction
6:45 PM Breaking News in Colonoscopy Preparation: DDW Research Review
7:45 PM Questions and Answers
8:00 PM Adjourn

Activity Description

Colonoscopy is a proven safe and effective method of preventing colorectal cancer (CRC) via the detection and removal of precancerous growths. Nonetheless, only approximately 50% of candidates for colonoscopy complete the procedure, often citing preparation by cleansing the colon as a challenging factor. Several products are available, with published and emerging data showing varying degrees of efficacy and safety. Key issues include effectiveness overall and in different colonic segments, patient engagement, and risk for adverse outcomes such as electrolyte disturbance.

For this fast-paced, news-focused symposium, key opinion leaders will preview the studies being presented at Digestive Disease Week® to identify the data most relevant to enhancing real-world clinical practice and improving patient outcomes around colonoscopy preparation. Participants will be encouraged to interact with expert faculty members and come away with an up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest research on bowel preparation products and strategies.


The goal of this educational activity is to educate health care professionals about safe and effective colonoscopy preparation, including the prevention of electrolyte disturbances and clinical dehydration with the use of available bowel-cleansing regimens.

Intended Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, general surgeons, colon and rectal surgeons, and other health care professionals interested in the topic of colonoscopy and appropriate bowel preparation (eg, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants).

Learning Objectives

  1. Review best practices for colonoscopy screening in the prevention of colorectal cancer.
  2. Understand guideline-based recommendations for complete bowel cleansing to facilitate visualization of polyps/adenomas.
  3. Recognize the need to individualize the selection of bowel preparation products based on the needs of different population subgroups.
  4. Discuss safety data regarding risks for hypernatremia and dehydration.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and ACE. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

* This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group 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.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Nicole Falco prior to the live event at (815) 861-9069.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at (303) 395-1782 or