Learn About Colorectal Cancer Treatment on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Colorectal Cancer Treatment on CME Webcast. We’ve heard a lot about colon cancer over the past few years on MedNet but mainly on screening for it. On this CME webcast, you’re going to hear about the treatment for colon cancer. We’re pleased to welcome colorectal surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery here at The Ohio State University, Dr. Syed Husain.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LEARN basic concepts of colon and rectal cancer treatment; and IDENTIFY the differences in treatment approach between colon and rectal cancers.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Incidence of colorectal cancer
  • Risk factors for colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer without precursor polyps
  • Different types of polyps
  • Prophylactic colectomy
  • The barium enema in 2018
  • Patterns of metastasis
  • Who gets a colostomy
  • What patients should expect after a partial colectomy

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Get a Better Understanding of Single Payer Health Systems

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get a Better Understanding of Single Payer Health Systems. If you look at other economically successful countries, most have some type of single payer health care and most do a better job of delivering consistently high quality health care to all of their residents than we do here in the United States. But what exactly is a single payer health plan and would it work here in the United States? Well, today on this CME webcast, we’re going to introduce you to how single payer plans work and we’ll let you decide if it is the right idea for our nation. Here with me in the studio is Associate Professor from the Division of Health Services Management and Policy from the Ohio State University College of Public Health, Dr. Eric Seiber.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: EXPLAIN how a single payer would be different from our current method of paying for health care in the United States; and COMPARE the outcomes of existing single payer systems to outcomes in the United States.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What a single payer health system is
  • The health care system for Massachusetts
  • What would happen to the insurance companies
  • Hospital ownership and uncompensated care
  • Medication coverage: effects on downstream costs
  • Colorectal cancer screening in Appalachia
  • The Canadian health system
  • The United Kingdom health system
  • Lessons learned from the Veteran’s Administration

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

View CME Education on Colon Cancer Screening and Genetics

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View CME Education on Colon Cancer Screening & Genetics. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a look at colon cancer from two vantage points. First, to discuss colon cancer screening and surveillance, we have gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, we have Dr. Peter Stanich. Then to discuss hereditary colon cancer, genetic counselor and Professor of Internal Medicine at OSU, Heather Hampel will be joining us.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY the appropriate age and options for colon cancer screening; UNDERSTAND the guidelines for colon cancer surveillance timing based on colonoscopy findings; RECOGNIZE patients who need a genetics referral to rule out Lynch syndrome; and IDENTIFY patients with a moderate increased risk for colorectal cancer based on their family history.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Efficacy of Colon Cancer Screening Programs
  • Clinical Implications of Hereditary Colon Cancer
  • Best bowel prep for a colonoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Newly identified colorectal cancer genes
  • How patients can prevent polyps

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Webcast Discusses Colon Cancer Treatment

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Colon Cancer Treatment. Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer worldwide and this year, about 1.3 million people will be diagnosed with it. We’ve been slowly nibbling away at colon cancer slowly but surely. We know more about the causes of it, how to detect it at an early stage, how to best approach it surgically, and how to treat advanced disease with chemotherapy. Here with Dr. Jim Allen in the studio to update you on colon cancer is medical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Christina Wu and surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Sherif Abdel-Misih.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE the surgical and interventional management of colorectal cancer; DISCUSS historical and modern perspectives of surgery in colorectal cancer; UNDERSTAND screening practices for colon cancer and how to work-up patients with new diagnosis of colon cancer; and RECOGNIZE the treatment modalities available for patients with metastatic colon cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

Changes in colon cancer outcomes
New developments in surgery for colon cancer
First line chemotherapy for colon cancer
Role of EGFR and KRAS testing in routine evaluation of colon cancer

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.
Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.