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Medicine Grand Rounds - The Serrated Pathway and Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Anderson discusses the pathways for the development of colorectal cancer (CRC) with a focus on serrated adenomas. There is evolving evidence regarding the potential for dysplasia with the serrated subtype of hyperplastic polyps, once thought to be benign. Challenges in diagnosis and management include interpretation of pathologic specimens, detection, resection and follow up. Ongoing research seeks to identify and disseminate effective surveillance strategies for serrated polyp management.

Activity Details

Start Date:  March 5, 2021
End Date:  March 5, 2024

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Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to discuss the epidemiology and management of serrated polyps and the molecular and clinical factors that are associated with the development of CRC in the serrated pathway.

Presenter
  • Joseph C. Anderson, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Staff Gastroenterologist, VA Medical Center
    Chair, Research and Development Committee, VA Medical Center
    Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center

    About our presenter: 
    Dr. Joseph Anderson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in engineering, and received his MD degree from the Mount Sinai Medical School. He completed his residency and fellowship in Gastroenterology at Stony Brook University where he joined the tenured staff. He has been on faculty at the University of Connecticut since 2007 where he is an associate professor and actively collaborates with UConn faculty and lectures students and trainees there.
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).
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The following Activity Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Planning Committee member role was resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by Marc Bertrand, MD, Associate Dean for GME (as alternate for vacant Associate Dean for CME position). All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Richard I. Rothstein, MD ~ has research support from Fractyl and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for Allurion. 

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Bibliographic Material
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