Monday, October 26, 2020

6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT

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Activity Description

Despite the proven efficacy of colonoscopy to detect and remove precancerous lesions, not all patients who should undergo the procedure do so. Many others do not fully comply with instructions for bowel cleansing that must be completed prior to the procedure for optimal results. One reason for this is the relative poor palatability of available liquid bowel cleansing products. Tablet formulations may help offset this avoidance and allow more patients to complete their preparation as directed. This session reviews the rationale for using tablet preparations; efficacy, safety, and tolerability data for current and emerging tablet preparations; and how to discuss this option with patients and other providers.


The goal of this activity is to educate health care professionals about advances in colonoscopy preparation for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, including new and emerging methods of administration.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this activity comprises gastroenterologists and other health care professionals interested in the topic of safe, effective, and tolerable bowel preparation for colonoscopy.

CME Dinner Symposium

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


Douglas K. Rex, MD

Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Chancellors Professor
Indiana University Purdue
University of Indianapolis
Director of Endoscopy
Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana

Jack A. Di Palma, MD

Professor and Director
Division of Gastroenterology
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Mobile, Alabama

Lawrence R. Schiller, MD

Program director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
Clinical Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Mark vB. Cleveland, PhD

Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Consultant
Norwell, Massachusetts


6:30 PM Introduction
6:40 PM Failure to Prepare is Preparation for Failure
6:55 PM Current Approaches to Colonoscopy Prep: Pros, Cons, and Preferences
7:10 PM A New Tablet Formulation
Electrolyte Balance
7:50 PM Questions and Answers
8:00 PM Adjourn

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the importance of patient compliance with colonoscopy prep instructions in the effective detection and removal of cancerous and precancerous colon polyps
  2. Describe the benefits and drawbacks of currently available colonoscopy prep agents, including efficacy, safety, tolerability, and patient preferences
  3. Discuss efficacy, safety, and tolerability data for a new tablet-based bowel prep agent

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group and Applied Clinical Education. Global Education Group is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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Participants in this virtual activity symposium must be registered for the ACG 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting