CRC News – Week of January 29, 2018
The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Wednesday, January 30th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email updates.
NCCRT Webinar Today! – Tuesday, Jan. 30th at 1:00pm ET: How to Assure Follow Up Colonoscopy for Positive FIT from the Process Side
It’s not too late to register for today’s webinar: How to Assure Follow Up Colonoscopy for Positive FIT from the Process Side. This is a repeat of one of our most highly rated workshops from the NCCRT meeting last month. The purpose of the webinar is to review evidence and processes to help ensure that patients obtain a follow-up colonoscopy after a positive test result. The webinar will feature: Kevin Selby, MD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research; Amanda Petrik, MS, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research; Frank Colangelo, MD, FACP, Premier Medical Associates; and Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS, FASGE, AGAF, Department of Veterans Affairs. Registration is now open.
The webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% by 2018 partners, CDC grantees, ACS Health Systems and Communications staff, and new partners interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts.
(Note: This webinar will not address access issues. For advice on securing access to colonoscopy, check out our webinars on Links of Care from 2017 and 2015. For more general guidance on implementing FIT screening programs, view this webinar or check out our new resource on stool based testing).
40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Awards Accepting Nominations Through February 2nd
Know an influential young minority leader making a difference in health care? Nominations are now being accepted for the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Awards: http://www.nmqf.org/40under40/. The National Minority Quality Forum encourages a wide range of health professionals to apply: physicians, pharmacists, dentists, anesthesiologists, nurses, policy experts, researchers, and others. Nominations will be accepted until February 2, 2018. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Cancer Day is Sunday, February 4th
World Cancer Day unites people all over the world in the fight against cancer. It provides us with an opportunity to reflect on all that we have accomplished, and on all that we are still working to achieve. We hope you’ll join NCCRT in the conversation with #WorldCancerDay.