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Empower Yourself: Updates on Lynch Syndrome, FAP and Familial Colon Cancer

This event is for patients with Lynch Syndrome, FAP
and Familial Colon Cancer

Course Brochure

We are very excited to present our new conference “Empower yourself: Updates on Lynch Syndrome, FAP and Familial Colon Cancer”. Topics will include: genetic assessments, colon cancer diagnosis, treatments and prevention, surgical options and current medical treatment options  for patients with colon cancer, colorectal cancer screening and chemoprevention, gynecologic screening and surgical options for women with Lynch, and an update on associated cancers and recommended screenings. Lunch will be provided and will allow for informal networking. A Patient Panel is planned to allow several patients to share their stories. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 414-0600

A block of rooms has been reserved at the course location, The Inn at St. John’s, at a special rate of $139 single or double occupancy. When making your hotel reservation, mention you are attending the University of Michigan "Empower Yourself: Updates on Lynch Syndrome, FAP and Familial Colon Cancer conference". The hotel reservation deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014.

The Inn at St. John’s
Group code: 10F9OF
By phone: (734) 414-0600

Target Audience
Previvors and survivors with Lynch Syndrome, patients with FAP, patients interested in learning more about familial colon cancers, and family members who want to learn more and provide support.

Registration Fees
Registration fees include continental breakfast, coffee service, and lunch for participants. Payment must accompany registration. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan in U.S. currency. Payments by American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa are also accepted. Conference Registration Deadline: Friday, October 3, 2014

Discount for Families(individual + 1 or more family members)
Full Course

Registration Options

Online register here
Mail brochure
U-M Department of Internal Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Lobby J, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-5750
Phone (734) 232-3469
Fax (734) 998-0085

Cancellation Policy
An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from your registration payment. Refund requests must be received in writing, no later than Friday, October 3, 2014. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Program Schedule

8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome & Introduction
John Carethers, MD
9:15 Family History and Colon Cancer Risk: Opportunities for Preventing Cancers
Elena Stoffel, MD, MPH
9:45 Genetic Counseling for Familial Colon and Rectal Cancers: When the Entire Family is the Patient
Jessica Everett, MS, CGC
Victoria Raymond, MS, CGC, CCRP
10:30 Break
Colon Cancer Treatment and Prevention
10:45 Preventing Cancers Through Endoscopy and Medications
D. Kim Turgeon, MD
11:05 Surgeries for the Treatment and Prevention of Colon
and Rectal Cancers

Karin Hardiman, MD, PhD
11:25 Overview of Medical Treatments for Colon and Rectal Cancers
John Krauss, MD
11:45 Q&A for the Panel
John Krauss, MD
Karin Hardiman, MD, PhD
D. Kim Turgeon, MD
12:00 pm Gynecologic Screening and Surgical Options for Women
with Lynch Syndrome

Monique Swain, MD
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Update on Cancer Risks and Recommended Surveillance
Elena Stoffel, MD, MPH
2:00 Patient Panel - Sharing Your Story
2:45 Wrap-up and Evaluation
3:00 Course Adjourns