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Identifying and Managing Lynch Syndrome is a Course

Identifying and Managing Lynch Syndrome

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0.25 credits

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About this Course

Lynch syndrome is a hereditary cancer syndrome associated with significantly increased risk for colorectal, endometrial, and many other cancer types. When diagnosed, increased screening and surveillance can lead to early cancer diagnoses and even prevention, decreasing morbidity and mortality. Although approximately 1 in 300-1,000 individuals has Lynch syndrome, it is underdiagnosed. In this course, you will hear from a patient who has Lynch syndrome about her experience. You will practice recognizing Lynch syndrome red flags, communicating about the Lynch syndrome testing process, and incorporating increased screening. You will have access to tools and resources to help you perform these tasks in your practice.

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CME and Disclosures

Jointly Provided by The Jackson Laboratory and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education

Target Audience

Practicing primary care providers as well as students and residents.

Learning Outcomes

Recognize Lynch syndrome (LS) red flags

Communicate with patients about the Lynch syndrome testing process

Incorporate screening and surveillance for individuals with Lynch syndrome

Release Date

Release Date: 2/1/18

End Date: CME will be available until 4/23/20.

Claiming Your Credit

In order to claim credit 1) answer the pre-assessment questions, 2) work through the module content in its entirety, 3) successfully complete the post-assessment answering 2 out of 4 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.


Planners, Writers, and Reviewers 

  • Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Greg Feero, MD, PhD, Maine General Medical Center; Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program
  • Therese Ingram Nissen, MA, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Suzanne Levasseur, APRN
  • Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Robin Schwartz, MS, CGC, UCONN Health, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
  • Linda Steinmark, ScM, CGC, The Jackson Laboratory

Accreditation: 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 the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and The Jackson Laboratory. The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. 

Neither the activity director, planning committee members, nor educational developers have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation. The program does not discuss the off-labeled use of any product.

This CME activity is supported by educational grants from The Connecticut Department of Public Health and the CDC. This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.


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Should you have questions regarding the content of the activity, please email Clinical and Continuing Education at the Jackson Laboratory or call 207.288.6971.

Should you have technical questions, please email Therese Ingram.



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