GP Cancer Education Colonoscopy: The full picture

Posted 4 Jun 2021.

Event Date: Wednesday 23 June, 2021
Time:06:00pm - 7:00pm
Target Audience:GP's & Practice nurses
Registration information:Registrations are essential.
A link to join the webinar will be sent to delegates prior to the session.
Contact (08) 9212 4306

The free education activity will provide an update on colonoscopies: when they are appropriate, when they aren't
appropriate, and alternative options. For every one million Australians aged 50 years and older, 80,000 people at average
risk of colorectal cancer are being over-screened with colonoscopy, and 29,000 people at increased risk are not having
the colonoscopy they need. This indicates an overuse of colonoscopy, and increases exposure to avoidable adverse outcomes.

Dr Muna Salama  Gastroenterologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Learning outcomes*
1. Describe the efficacy of the iFOBT as a useful tool for screening average risk population
2. State the guidelines concerning referrals for colonoscopy
3. Determine the appropriate role for use of surveillance colonoscopies in patients aged 74 years or older
4. Contrast the risks and benefits of colorectal cancer screening modalities on offer in WA

*Please note these learning outcomes are subject to change

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