80% and Beyond: A Goal for Every Community

November 14 – 16, 2018

Baltimore, MD


Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Pre-Conference Session

Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set and National Health Interview Survey – Brief Update

 Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, The Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Cancer Center, NCCRT Steering Committee, NCCRT Evaluation and Measurement Task Group Co-Chair (Moderator/Presenter)

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System/CRCCP
Djenaba A. Joseph, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Colorectal Cancer Control Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uniform Data System
Mew Rattanawatkul, MPH, Accreditation and Patient-Centered Medical Home Team, Quality Division, Office of Quality Improvement, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

 Thursday, November 15, 2018

General Session Welcome & Business Meeting                                                                                                                          

  • Robert Smith, Co-Chair, NCCRT, American Cancer Society, Inc.

80% and Beyond: Progress Report

  • Richard C. Wender, MD, Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society, Inc., Chair, NCCRT

What Does Success Look Like? Part I

Moderated by: Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers fo Disease Control and Prevention, NCCRT Steering Committee                        

  • Trena Mitchel, Executive Director, Arkansas Cancer Coalition
  • Joyce Sayler, RN, Community Clinical Coordinator, North Dakota Department of Health
  • Marin Johnson, MS, Program Manager, MaineHealth Center of Health Improvement

The 2018 American Cancer Society CRC Screening Guideline: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Rationale of the New ACS CRC Screening Guideline
    • Robert Smith, PhD, Co-Chair, NCCRT, Vice President Cancer Screening, American Cancer Society, Inc.
  • Report from the 2018 NCCRT Guideline Summit

Draft NCCRT Guideline Position Statement & NCCRT Action Plans on:

  • Empowering Systems and Providers
    • Heather Dacus, DO, MPH, Director, Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control, New York State Department of Health, NCCRT Steering Committee
  • Communicating with the Public/Media
    • Anjee Davis, President, Fight CRC, NCCRT Steering Committee, NCCRT Steering Committee, NCCRT Public Awareness Task Group Co-Chair
  • Addressing Disparities
    • Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Vice President, Cancer Intervention, American Cancer Society, NCCRT Steering Committee, NCCRT Community Health Center Task Group Co-Chair
  • Launching a New Campaign
    • David Greenwald, MD, American College of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, NCCRT Public Awareness Co-Chair

What do Champions Look Like? Part II

  • Candace Henley, Chief Surviving Officer, The Blue Hat Foundation
  • Michael Newcomer, MD, Digestive Health Partners, Asheville, NC
  • Bryan Green, MD, Digestive Disease Group, South Carolina Gastroenterology Association
  • Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

Snapshots of Critical Solutions

  • Mary Doroshenk, MA, Director, Advocacy and Alliance Relations, Exact Sciences

Day 1 Workshops

 Risk Assessment and Screening To Detect Familial, Hereditary And Early Onset Colorectal Cancer: Putting Knowledge Into Action

  • Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, Associate Director, Clinical & Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory

 Findings from NCCRT Market Research with the Unscreened about CRC Screening

  • Bill Willard, Director, Marketing Research, American Cancer Society, Inc.
  • Michelle Aubertine, Project Manager, KS&R

Medicaid Best Practices around CRC Screening

  •  Caleb Levell, NCCRT Program Manager
  • Patricia (Schoonmaker) Selinger, MPH, Health Systems Policy Specialist, Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
  • Sian Goldson-Desabaye, MPH, DrPH, CPH, Health Policy Analyst, Planning Administration, Office of Health Care Financing, Maryland Department of Health

Costs, Decision and Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Stephanie Krenrich, Director, Federal Relations, American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network
  • Dustin Perchal, Senior Grassroots Campaigns Manager, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • David Woodmansee, Director, State and Local Campaigns, Field Advocacy Operations, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network                                 

Electronic Health Record Best Practices for CRC Screening

  • John R. Roberts, DNP, ANP-BC, Clinical Information Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Harbor Health
  • Michelle Tropper, MPH, Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist, HealthEfficient

Effective State Roundtables in Action

  • Miriam Karanja, MBA, Director of Programs, Arkansas Cancer Coalition
  • Trena Mitchel, Executive Director, Arkansas Cancer Coalition
  •  Joyce Sayler, RN, Community Clinical Coordinator, North Dakota Department of Health
  • Shannon Bacon, MSW, Health Systems Manager, North Region, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Friday, November 16th, 2018                                       

Strategies for Addressing Early Onset CRC: An NCCRT Report

  • Jan Lowery, PhD

Day 2 Workshops

Working with Employers          

  • Kaitlin Sylvester, MPA, State-Based Health Systems Manager – Louisiana, American Cancer Society, Inc.
  • Lisa Roseland, Senior Manager, Healthcare and Benefits Operations, Ameren
  • Christopher Soriano, MD, Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Multicomponent interventions: Award Winning Programs

  • Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
  • Great Plains Quality Improvement Network
    • Judy Beck, RN, MSN, QI Program Director, Quality Health Associates of North Dakota
  • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC ­­– James)
    • Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH

 Public Health Wishlist: Know-How and Practical Advice from Experts who Can Push Your Public Health Efforts to the Cutting Edge

  • Getting Materials to Resonate: How to Effectively Share Information
    • Emily Edelman, MS, CGC Associate Director, Clinical & Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Effective Storytelling in Public Health
  • How to Think Like a Designer

How to More Effectively Magnify and Disseminate our Knowledge

  • Learnings from South Carolina’s Champion Training
    • Hiluv S. Johnson, MSW, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health
  • A Look at How Maine Used a Learning Collaborative to Create Change and Produce the Highest UDS CRC Screening Rate in the Nation
    • Theresa Knowles, FNP-C, Chief Quality Officer, Penobscot Community Health Care
    • Jessica Reed, MSN, GNP-BC, Quality Improvement Manager, Maine Quality Counts
  • The Impact of California’s Statewide Grants Program
    • Margaret Hitchcock, PhD, Vice President, C4

Influential Papers of 2018: What Did We Learn from the Literature. 

  • Modifiable Failures in the Colorectal Cancer Screening Process and Their Association with Risk of Death
    • Chyke A. Doubeni, MD MPH, The Harrison McCrea Dickson, M.D. and Clifford C. Baker, M.D. Presidential Professor, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Effects of Organized Colorectal Cancer Screening on Cancer Incidence and Mortality in a Large, Community-based Population
    • Theodore Levin, MD, Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • Effectiveness of a Mailed Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach Program in Community Health Clinics: The STOP CRC Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial  
    • Gloria D. Coronado, PhD, Mitch Greenlick Endowed Senior Investigator in Health Disparities Research, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, NCCRT Steering Committee (Moderator/Presenter)

What we Know and Don’t Know about Screening 45 to 49 Year Olds


  • What Do We Know about Coverage for 45 to 49 Year Olds?
    • Michelle DelFavero, MOT, MPH, Senior Analyst, Policy Analysis and Legislative Support, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • The Insurer Perspective of Implementing a Guideline Change
    • Paul Aitken MD MPH, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Transformation, Clinical Services and Solutions, Aetna
  • Attitudes of 45 to 49 Year Olds about CRC and CRC Screening
    • Bill Willard, Director, Marketing Research, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Lightning Round: New and Innovative Efforts from Around the Table                                          

  • On-time Screening
    • Whitney Jones, MD, Kentucky Cancer Foundation
  • March Forth: Tackling CRC Screening Rates One City at a Time
    • Michael Sapienza, CEO Colorectal Cancer Alliance
  • Health Equity and Literacy (HEAL) Colon Cancer Conference
    • Erica Sutton, MD, FACS, Founder/President, Surgery on Sunday Louisville, Inc.; Associate Professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine                                        
  • Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS)
    • Wynne Norton, PhD, Program Officer and ACCSIS Program Director, Implementation Science Team, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
  • March 2019 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event
    • Anjee Davis, MPPA, President, Fight Colorectal Cancer, NCCRT Steering Committee, NCCRT Public Awareness & Social Media Task Group Co-Chair