Before the meeting, you will receive an email confirming your attendance, with the instructions for logging into the Zoom Meeting. The Session Evaluation, CME Certificate, and MOC Form will be emailed out to all meeting participants after the event.

​​Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  

The Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology Society (PNWGS) is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The PNWGS 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.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1.5 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

NOTE: PNWGS offers ABIM MOC points for this activity for learners choosing to participate in the MOC program. Learners are NOT required to participate in any MOC activities in order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity.​

MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

​​  Evening Meeting Agenda

  6:00 PM:

Community and Industry Updates and Discussion

7:00 PM: CME Lecture

Q & A Discussion to Follow​

Folasade (Fola) P. May, M.D., Ph.D., M.Phil.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases;

Director, Melvin and Bren Simon Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Program;

Staff Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System;

Adjunct Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy;

Director of Grants and Postgraduate Research, UCLA Global Health Program

Assistant Director, UCLA STAR Program

Dr. May graduated cum laude from Yale University with a degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. After college, she attended the University of Cambridge to study epidemiology and international health, earning a masters of philosophy before returning to the States to attend Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and remained at MGH for one year as a clinical educator in the Department of Medicine and manager of trainee affairs for the MGH Multicultural Affairs Office.

Dr. May came to UCLA in 2011 to begin her gastroenterology fellowship. As a fellow in the UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) program, she earned a PhD in health policy and management from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her doctoral dissertation addressed black-white disparities in colorectal cancer incidence, screening, and outcomes.

Dr. May joined the digestive diseases faculty at UCLA as a clinical instructor of medicine in 2015. She is a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) and research collaborator at the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention Control Research (CPCR). Her research focuses on eliminating patient, provider, and system-level barriers to colorectal cancer screening in Federally Qualified Health Centers and in the Veterans Health Administration. She is also faculty at the UCLA Center for World Health as co-director for the Global Health Education Program in the David Geffen School of Medicine. She has participated in global health programs in Costa Rica, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania.

After registering for an evening program, all registered attendees will receive an email confirming your attendance including the instructions for logging into the Zoom Meeting. The Session Evaluation, CME Certificate, and MOC Form will be emailed out to all meeting participants after the event.

What if I haven't updated my dues yet?  We encourage all members to renew their 2021 dues with our easy online system.  Members need to be current on Annual Memberships Dues for 2021 in order to attend the programs.

Invite a new colleague as your guest. Did you know that PNWGS members can bring a guest to enjoy one PNWGS evening program for free as an introduction to our society? Take advantage of this perk. Their CME and MOC Points are always included.

Please join us as we kick off the 2021 "Meet the Professor" Evening Program on Thursday, April 22, 2021 welcoming Fola May, M.D., from UCLA presenting:

"Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities

in Colorectal Cancer Screening"