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16th Annual Meeting
Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC)

In joint sponsorship with Cleveland Clinic

Collaborative Group of the Americas
www.cgaicc.com


October 27-29, 2012

The Sheraton Boston
Boston, MA

 

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The CGA-ICC meeting follows the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference
October 24-27, Boston, MA

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Overview

The Collaborative Group of Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer program was developed to keep clinicians and scientists up-to-date on new developments in hereditary colorectal cancer research, including implications in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with the hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes. The 16th Annual Meeting of CGA-ICC will present supportive information and updates on hereditary colorectal cancer research for clinicians.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstract submission is closed.
Notification of acceptance for podium and poster presentations will be acknowledged by email in August, 2012.

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Target Audience

The program will be directed to colorectal surgeons, medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, researchers, geneticists, nurses, colorectal cancer registry coordinators, genetic counselors, psychologists and other professionals involved in the care of individuals with hereditary colorectal cancer.

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Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Recognize the psychosocial and medical implications of hereditary colon cancer to optimize care of adolescents and young adults with Lynch syndrome;
  • Describe evidence-based data outlining the benefits and risks of treatment strategies for Lynch syndrome patients with rectal cancer, FAP patients with duodenal polyposis, and MYH-associated polyposis;
  • Summarize the latest finding from basic, clinical, and psychosocial research on hereditary colon cancer;
  • Discuss the latest pathways to and prevention of neoplasia in the hereditary colon cancer syndromes including immunologic approaches and novel molecular pathways;
  • Develop clinical management strategies for patients with variants of uncertain significance, unusual intestinal tumors, and serrated polyposis syndrome;
  • Derive strategies to optimize the benefit of hereditary colon cancer registries and extra-colonic cancer surveillance in hereditary colon cancer;
  • Utilize available genomic methods to create personalized medical strategies that optimize the benefit-risk profiles of treatment options;
  • Critically debate surgical approaches to treating rectal cancer in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, MYH-associated polyposis, and duodenal disease.

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Program Materials

Program materials will be provided in the form of an online syllabus.
Presentations will be posted online after the meeting for 60 days.

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Directors

Carol A. Burke, MD
Director, Center for Colon Polyps
  and Cancer Prevention
Department of Gastroenterology and
  Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

James M. Church, MD
Director, Sanford R. Weiss, MD, Center for
  Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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2012 CGA-ICC Executive Council

President
Carol A. Burke, MD
Director, Center for Colon Polyps
  and Cancer Prevention
Department of Gastroenterology and
  Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Administrative Director
James M. Church, MD
Director, Sanford R. Weiss, MD, Center for
  Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Melyssa Aronson, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Sekhar Dharmarajan, MD
Assistant Professor
Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Brandie Leach, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Past President
Paul E. Wise, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Inherited Colorectal Cancer and Polyposis
Registry
Associate Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

President Elect
Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Behavioral Science
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Deborah Neklason, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Oncological Sciences
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Thomas K. Weber, MD
Chief
Surgery
NY Harbor HealthCare System
Brooklyn, NY

Scott Weissman, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
NorthShore University Health System
Evanston, IL

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Faculty

Zohra Ali-Khan Catts, MS LCGC 
Director, Cancer Genetic Counseling
Department Cancer Genetics
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center 
Christiana Care Health System
NewarkDE  

Martha A. Askins, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Psychologist
Psychosocial Director
Adolescent and Young Adult Program
The Children's Cancer Hospital at The
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Jaime Bohl, MD
Assistant Professor
General Surgery
Wake Forest Baptist Health System
Winston-Salem, NC

William Brugge, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of GI Endoscopy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Blaise Clarke, MD
Assistant Professor
Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
University Health Network
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Megan Doerr, MS, CGC
Genetic Specialist
Genomic Medicine Institute
Center for Personalized Healthcare
Medicine Insititute

Carol Durno, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Gastroenterology
Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Steve Erdman, MD
Professor
Pediatrics
The Ohio State University School of Medicine
Gastroenterology
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH

Steve Gallinger, MD
Professor
Surgery
Head, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgical Oncology
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Frank Giardiello, MD, MBA
Professor of Medicine
Oncology and Pathology
Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Marc Greenblatt, MD
Associate Professor
Hematology Oncology
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Burlington, VT

Spring Holter, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Matthew Kalady, MD
Director
David G. Jagelman HNPCC Registry
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Jordan Lerner-Ellis, PhD
Assistant Professor
Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Craig Lillehei, MD
Assistant Professor
Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Children’s Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Karen Lu, MD
Professor
Gynecology Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Patrick Lynch, JD, MD
Professor
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Wendy McKinnon, MS, CGA
Genetic Counselor
Vermont Regional Genetics Center
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Margaret O'Malley, BS
Registry Coordinator
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Andrea F. Patenaude, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Director of Psycho-Oncology Research
Division of Pediatric Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Robin Phillips, MBBS, MSc
Professor
Colorectal Surgery
Clinical Director
St. Mark’s Hospital
Harrow, UK

Mark Redston, MD
Director
GI Molecular Pathology
Caris Life Sciences
Newton, MA

Timothy S. Sadiq, MD
Assistant Professor
Surgery
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

N. Jewel Samadder, MD
Assistant Professor
Medicine
Gastroenterology Division
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology
  and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Joyce Shin, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Co-Director, The Thyroid Center
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Elena Stoffel, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine
Director, GI Colon Cancer Genetics Program
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Duveen Sturgeon, RN
Program Coordinator
Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registry
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Sapna Syngal, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Faber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Therese Tuohy, PhD
Research Associate
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Y. Nancy You, MD, MHSc
Assistant Professor
Surgical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

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Agenda

Saturday, October 27   |   Sunday, October 28    |   Monday, October 29

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012
4:00 pm-8:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm-8:30 pm Poster Session and Welcome Reception
Back Bay Ballroom (C/D)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
6:00 am Registration
7:00 am-7:50 am Optional Breakfast Sessions
Registration required $

A. Carcinoids, GISTs, and More: Exploring Rare GI Tumors in
     Hereditary Syndromes Beyond Lynch, FAP, MAP
- Fairfax Room (Third Floor)
     Scott Weissman, MS, and Melyssa Aronson, MS

B. Cases with the Experts - Gardner Room (Third Floor)
     James M. Church, MD; Brandie Leach, MS; and Elena Stoffel, MD

C. Genetics Primer - Hampton Room (Third Floor)
     Deborah Neklason, PhD, and Wendy McKinnon, MS

7:30 am Coffee and Exhibits
Back Bay Ballroom (D)
8:00 am President Welcome
Carol A. Burke, MD
Issues for Adolescents and Young Adults with Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes
Moderator: Melyssa Aronson, MS
8:10 am Herding Cats and Teenagers: Social and Psychological Implications
Martha A. Askins, PhD
8:30 am Enhancing Compliance and Decision Making in Lynch Syndrome
Steve Erdman, MD
8:50 am Biallelic Lynch Syndrome from Childhood into Adulthood
Carol Durno, MD
9:10 am Approach to Surgical Decision Making in Pediatric HCCS
Craig Lillehei, MD
9:30 am Question and Answer Session
10:00 am Refreshment Break/Posters/Exhibits
Back Bay Ballroom (D)

Posters
Back Bay Ballroom

Presidential Plenary Session I
Moderators: Carol A. Burke, MD, and Paul E. Wise, MD
10:30 am An International, Randomized Trial of Celecoxib Versus Celecoxib Plus Difluoromethylornithine in Patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
Patrick Lynch, JD, MD
CGA Presidential Oral Award Winner
10:40 am Clinical and Molecular Characterization of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer: Seeking Differences
Between Sporadic and Hereditary Cases

Marina Antelo, MD
The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation-Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award
10:50 am Frequence of Ileal Pouch Adenomas and Carcinoma After Restorative Proctocolectomy for
Familial Adenomatosis

Francesco Tonelli, MD
11:00 am Detailed Analysis of The Unique Reports on InSIGHT Locus Specific Database (LSDB) Redefines the VUS Challenge
Thomas K. Weber, MD
11:10 am Novel Diagnostic Evaluation: Genetic and Clinical Determinates for the Biallelic Mismatch Repair Gene Syndrome
Doua Bakry, MD
CGA Presidential Oral Award Winner
11:20 am Prevalence of MYH-Associated Polyposis in Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer in the Absence of
Recognizable Polyposis

Devki S. Saraiya, MS
11:30 am Serrated Polyps in MYH-Associated Polyposis
Lisa LaGuardia, RN
11:40 am Serrated Polyposis: Colonic Phenotype, Extra-Colonic Features and Familial Risk in a Large Cohort
N. Jewell Samadder, MD
11:50 am Evaluation of Mismatch Repair Gene Sequence Variants in The Colon Cancer Family Registry Using Multifactorial Likelihood Analysis
Bryony A. Thompson, BSc
12:00 pm Lunch and Working Groups


Please pick up your box lunch in Back Bay Ballroom (D) to bring to your working group session.

D. VUS Working Group - Fairfax Room (Third Floor)
     Thomas K. Weber, MD, and Marc Greenblatt, MD

E. Endometrial Cancer in Lynch Syndrome - Back Bay Ballroom
      Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH, and Karen Lu, MD

F. Mastering Success: Skills for Posters, Presentations, and Papers - Gardner Room
      (Third Floor)

      James M. Church, MD, and Patrick Lynch, JD, MD

1:00pm-2:30pm Concurrent Sessions
  G. Surgical Debates - Fairfax Room (Third Floor)
     Moderator: Sekhar Dharmarajan, MD

1:00 pm   Management of Rectal Cancer in Lynch Syndrome: Segmental
                 Resection vs Total Proctocolectomy with Pouch

                Y. Nancy You, MD, MHSc, and Timothy S. Sadiq, MD

1:30 pm  Surgical vs Endoscopic Management of MAP
                Jamie Bohl, MD, and Sekhar Dharmarajan, MD

2:00 pm   Surgical vs Endoscopic Management of Duodenal Disease in FAP
                 N. Jewel Samadder, MD, and Steve Gallinger, MD
  H. Genetic Counseling - Back Bay Ballroom
    Moderator: Scott Weissman, MS

1:00 pm  Polyps, Polyps, and More Polyps – A Review of Polyp Histology
                and Their Associated Conditions

                Mark Redston, MD

1:30 pm  Surgery – A Guide for the Genetic Counselor
                Paul E. Wise, MD

2:00 pm   Dealing with the Dreaded VUS
                Jordan Lerner-Ellis, PhD
2:30 pm Hot Topics: Basic Science
Deborah Neklason, PhD
3:00 pm Refreshment Break and Exhibits
Back Bay Ballroom (D)

Posters
Back Bay Ballroom
3:30 pm ANNE KRUSH LECTURE:
Introduction: Frank Giardiello, MD, MBA

History of St. Mark’s Polyposis Registry: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities
Robin Phillips, MBBS, MSc

4:00 pm Challenging Cases: Panel Discussion
Moderators: Matthew Kalady, MD, and Brandie Leach, MS
Discussants: Melyssa Aronson, MS; Paul E. Wise, MD; Patrick Lynch, JD, MD; Robin Phillips, MBBS; and James M. Church, MD
5:00 pm Adjourn
7:00 pm-9:00pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Lifetime Achievement Award

Sapna Syngal, MD, MPH
Back Bay Ballroom
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
7:00 am-7:50 am Working Group Sessions

I. Registries - Hampton Room (Third Floor)
    Duveen Sturgeon, RN, Zohra Ali-Khan Catts, MS, LCGC, and Margaret O'Malley, BS

J. Serrated Polyposis - Gardner Room (Third Floor)
   Matthew Kalady, MD

K. Genetic Counseling - Fairfax Room (Third Floor)
   Spring Holter, MS; Brandie Leach, MS; and Scott Weissman, MS

7:30 am Coffee and Exhibits
Back Bay Ballroom (D)

Posters
Back Bay Ballroom
Plenary Paper Session II
Moderators: Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH, and James M. Church, MD
8:00 am Practices of Institutions Performing Routine Screening for Lynch Syndrome: Data from the Lynch Syndrome Screening Network
Cecelia Bellcross, PhD
8:10 am Implementation of Institutional MSI and IHC Testing for Diagnosis of Lynch Syndrome: The Cleveland Clinic Experience
Brandie Leach, MS
8:20 am Cost Sharing and Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk: Predictors of Willingness to Pay for
Genetic Testing

Michael Hall, MD
8:40 am Importance of Sebaceous Neoplasm in Diagnosis of Mismatch Repair Mutations
Jessica N. Everett, MS
8:50 am Microsatellite-Low Colorectal Cancer: The Role of Genetic Counseling in Managing a Clinical Dilemma
Maureen Mork, MS
9:00 am Non-Gynecologic, Extracolonic Cancer Risk in Lynch Syndrome
Spring Holter, MS
9:10 am Long-Term Quality of Life After Segmental or Total Colectomy for Colon Cancer in Lynch Syndrome
Matthew Kalady, MD
9:20 am Video Quantitation of Celecoxib Effects on Colorectal Polyp Burden in Familial Adenomatous
Polyposis Using Web-Based Tool

Patrick Lynch, JD, MD
9:30 am LEMUEL HERRERA, MD LECTURE
Immunological Prevention of Colorectal Neoplasia
Robert E. Schoen, MD
10:10 am Hot Topics: Behavioral Science
Andrea F. Patenaude, PhD
10:40 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits
Back Bay Ballroom(/D)

Posters
Back Bay Ballroom
Genomic and Molecular Medicine
Moderator: Therese Tuohy, PhD
11:10 am Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: SNPs, Exome, and Whole Genome:
Implications for Patients and Providers

Megan Doerr, MS, CGC
11:30 am Molecular Pathways: Novel Mechanisms of Familial Colon Cancer Beyond MSI
Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD
11:50 am Histology in Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer as a Tip Off to Lynch
Syndrome

Blaise Clarke, MD
12:10 pm Question and Answer Session
12:30 pm Lunch
Please pick up your box lunch in Back Bay Ballroom (D) to bring to the Business Meeting for CGA members in the Back Bay Ballroom or to the Fairfax Room (Third Floor) for non-CGA members.
1:45 pm Hot Topics in Clinical Science
Sapna Syngal, MD, MPH

Extracolonic Cancer Screening in Hereditary CRC Syndromes
Moderator: Patrick Lynch, JD, MD

2:05 pm Thyroid Cancer Screening
Joyce Shin, MD
2:25 pm Pancreatic Neoplasia
William Brugge, MD
2:45 pm Question and Answer Session
3:00 pm Hereditary Colon Cancer Jeopardy
Moderator: James M. Church, MD
4:00 pmAdjourn
4:30 pm 2013 Planning Meeting
Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH
Gardner Room (Third Floor)

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Call for Abstracts 16th Annual CGA Meeting

Boston, MA, October 27-29, 2012

Abstract submission is closed.
Notification of acceptance for podium and poster presentations will be acknowledged by email in August, 2012.

The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancers (CGA-ICC) invites the submission of abstracts regarding clinical, basic science, and/or psychosocial aspects of hereditary colorectal cancer. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive update on the status of research and to stimulate collaborations, recruitment of subjects, and ideas for the development of other studies. Authors may submit abstracts of completed work, work in progress, or work presented elsewhere within the past 12 months. All abstracts that are appropriately formatted and contain appropriate content will be accepted for poster or podium presentation. Therefore, meeting and hotel registration is encouraged at the time of abstract submission. To register, please go to www.ccfcme.org/cga12.

Abstract Submission Instructions: Abstracts will only be accepted electronically and should be submitted via email to abstract@cgaicc.com on or after May 15, 2012. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59 pm ET on July 15, 2012.  All abstracts with appropriate content and formatting will be accepted for poster or podium presentation. Please indicate in your email if you would like your abstract considered only for poster presentation. All submitting authors will receive confirmation of their abstract submission by email.

Abstracts will be selected for podium presentation based on scientific merit. Notification of acceptance for podium and poster presentations will be acknowledged by email in August, 2012. Abstracts will be published in the December 2012 issue of the journal Familial Cancer.

Abstract Formatting Instructions: Limit abstracts to one page, typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced with one-inch margins, and left justified. Organize the abstract into Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Define all abbreviations. Include the abstract title, full names and institutional affiliations of all authors, and email address of the corresponding author at the top of the abstract. Underline the name of the presenting author. Abstracts must not contain copyrighted material unless permission has been obtained by the author. Previously published abstracts will be excluded from publication in Familial Cancer.

Any questions regarding abstract submission should be directed to admin@cgaicc.com

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NEW! The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation/CGA-ICC Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award

Thanks to a generous donation from the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF), the CGA-ICC will present the Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award for the top ranking abstract submitted by a trainee or junior faculty member. This award will provide $2,000 to cover meeting registration and travel expenses to the 2012 CGA-ICC meeting in Boston.

Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award criteria:

  • The goal of this Award is to recognize excellence in translational research focused on the molecular biology of colorectal cancer. In providing this award, the CCCF seeks to both support and promote colorectal cancer research. The CCCF has a special interest in the biology of early age of onset and hereditary colorectal cancer. However, research into other areas of colorectal cancer (eg, novel treatments, innovative minimally invasive screening technologies) will also be considered.
  • Trainees (ie, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and clinical fellows), junior faculty (within one year of first independent faculty appointment), and junior genetic counselors (within one year of completion of training) are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must indicate their interest in being considered for this award at the time of abstract submission and must be listed as the first author on the abstract.
  • Applicants must provide a letter along with their abstract submission from a mentor, professor, or supervisor confirming their eligibility.
  • The abstract must be presented by the award recipient and must be primarily their work.

Questions regarding the CCCF Research Scholar Award should be directed to admin@cgaicc.com.

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Location

The Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199

Phone: (617) 236-2000
Website: www.sheratonbostonhotel.com

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Hotel Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Sheraton Boston Hotel for a rate of $377 for a pre-paid room and $419 for a standard room. To reserve a room contact the hotel reservations Department at 888.627.7054.

If you are interested in sharing a room, please let Susan Fay know. She might be able to help coordinate.
Email Susan Fay at susan.fay@sbcglobal.net

Other Area Hotels:

Marriott Copley Place (can be accessed through the mall)
110 Huntington Avenue
617.236.5800
Rate - $649 

Fairmont Copley Square Hotel
138 St. James Avenue
617.267.5300
Rates - $529-$579

Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
617.424.7000
Rates - $499-$599

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
821 Washington Street
617-956-7900
Rates - $429 - $439

Hampton Inn
191 Monsignor O’Brien Highway
616-494-5300
Rates - $249

The Liberty Hotel
A Luxury Collection Hotel
215 Charles Street
617-224-4000
Rate: $699

W Boston
100 Stuart Street
617-261-8700
Rates - $679 - $699

Sheraton Commander Hotel
16 Garden Street
617-547-4800
Rates - $315 - $334

Adams Bed and Breakfast
14 Edgerly Road 
(800) 230-0105 or (617) 267-2262

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Registration and Cancellation

Preregistrations are accepted by fax or online until 2:00 pm ET Thursday, October 25, 2012. To register after this date, you must do so on-site. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made if cancelled by October 11, 2012. After October 11, 2012, a $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Written notification of your cancellation is required in order to process your refund. NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED AFTER NOVEMBER 30, 2012.

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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the meeting.

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Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Collaborative Group of the America on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC) to offer up to 1.56 CEUs or 15.6 contact hours (Category 1) for 16th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the America on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC). The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of certification and recertification.

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Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the meeting syllabus.

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Ground Transportation

Taxi service is available from the Logan International Airport (BOS). If you require transportation assistance or if you have any additional requests, call (617) 236-2000.

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Information

For further information about this meeting, contact the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education at:

Local: 216.448.0770 or 800.238.6750
Website:www.ccfcme.org/cga12.

For questions about registering online:

Phone: 216.448.0777
Email: cmeregistration@ccf.org

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Parking

Self Parking (Prudential Center): $39.00 for 24 hours and does not include in/out privileges.
Valet Parking: $46.00 overnight and includes in/out privileges.

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Online Registration/Fees
Register Online Today

Meeting fee includes: Electronic syllabus, two lunches, refreshment breaks, Genetic Counselor CEUs for CGA-ICC members, welcome and poster reception, and Lifetime Award Dinner.

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