2022 NCCRT Annual Meeting a Success!

The 26th annual National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Annual Meeting took place Nov. 16-18 in Baltimore, MD, bringing together nationally known experts, thought leaders, and decision makers on colorectal cancer screening research, policy, and delivery.

NCCRT’s first in-person meeting since 2019 boasted record attendance (240 participants) and drew record-breaking sponsorships ($120,000), a clear testament to the energy and momentum behind the NCCRT’s 80% in Every Community campaign, which aims to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% and higher.

Meeting highlights included analyses on the latest colorectal cancer screening data, updates on progress toward reaching average-risk individuals for screening at age 45, and a moving and action-oriented discussion on implicit bias and the impact on patients and survivors.

“The palpable energy and enthusiasm of so many passionate and devoted people to meet in person and exchange ideas that will affect positive, and equitable, change in colorectal screening in every community, is what made the 2022 NCCRT Annual Meeting such a success” said NCCRT chair and Professor of Medicine, Oncological Sciences, and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. Steven Itzkowitz.

Dr. Pascale White, a Co-Founder of the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists and new member of the NCCRT Steering Committee, shared: “The 2022 NCCRT Annual Meeting was such a success due to its diverse group of attendees. It was inspiring to be among survivors, practitioners, and advocates who share the mission of amplifying CRC screening and promoting health equity. “

Meeting slides and select session recordings will be available on the NCCRT website, in the next couple weeks. Meanwhile, the highlight of the meeting, an “armchair conversation” on implicit bias between a primary care physician and a colon cancer survivor that experienced significant bias that delayed her diagnosis is available to view now.

We’re proud to share we saw robust engagement on our social channels (Twitter and LinkedIn), with 352 uses of our event hashtag, #NCCRT2022. Visit our channels to find additional meeting highlights and photos.

Thank you to all of our valued members, speakers, and sponsors for making the meeting such a success. We look forward to our continued work together as we relentlessly strive toward 80% in every community.

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