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CRC News: February 15, 2024

CRC News: February 15, 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of CRC News, the American Cancer Society National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (ACS NCCRT) periodic newsletter for ACS NCCRT members working toward our shared goal to reach 80% in Every Community.   

Registration Open: Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast! 

Celebrate national achievements and hear the latest state of the field updates 

Register Now for the ACS NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on Wednesday, March 13, from 12:00-1:00 PM ET. We hope you will join us to celebrate national achievements and to hear the latest state of the field updates that inform our work. Hear from our ACS NCCRT chair, Steven Itzkowitz; MD; Rebecca Siegel, MPH and Laura Makaroff, DO, of the American Cancer Society; Djenaba Joseph, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and other special guests.

The webcast will also feature our 2024 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards winners—stay tuned for the announcement in early March! 

The webcast is free and is open to ACS NCCRT members, 80% Pledge partners, CDC grantees, ACS and ACS CAN staff, and other partners working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Pre-registration is required. 

Blue Star Pin and Bracelet Order Information Updated 

Get Your Orders in for March!

Need to replenish your blue star collateral supplies? Our bulk purchasing program page has been updated with current pricing and a variety of options. Place your orders early to ensure they arrive during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Note: Orders placed in February are expected to arrive mid-March. Please contact the vendor for current shipping estimates.  

Register for Next Week’s Blue Star Conversation 

Last Chance to Save Your Seat in Our Invite-Only Learning Session! 

Join the ACS NCCRT Wednesday, February 21, at 2pm ET to hear from and engage with other members and expert speakers, Nikki Hayes, MPH, Katie Bathje, MA, and Tamara Robinson, MS. This Blue Star Conversation will provide an overview of work featured as a case study in the ACS NCCRT’s recently published Tailoring Colorectal Cancer Screening Messaging: A Practical Coalition Guide. Beyond the presentation, participants will break out into guided discussion and focus on key tangible actions to take as they look to increase CRC screening in specific populations.  

Not part of a coalition? That’s okay! We expect members from other types of organizations will have much to learn about targeting messaging from this guide.  

Registration is open to ACS NCCRT members and CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program and Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grantees. View the full details on our website and watch your inbox for the registration link.

Dr. Paul Schroy Honored with Prestigious ACS Volunteer Leadership Award 

Dr. Schroy Has Supported the ACS NCCRT Since Its Founding 

The ACS NCCRT is still celebrating our longtime supporter, Paul C. Schroy III, MD, MPH, who recently won the Volunteer Leadership Award from the American Cancer Society. This national award is the top volunteer award presented by ACS annually to up to two individuals who have served as volunteer leaders and who have provided long and distinguished service to ACS.  Dr. Schroy has contributed to the ACS NCCRT in innumerable ways since being present at its founding, specifically around work on early age onset CRC.  

Upcoming Member & Partner Events: 

Register and Save the Date for these Upcoming Programs 

  • Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 1, 2024. The annual event brings awareness to colorectal cancer and honors those who are impacted by the disease. Visit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance to learn more
  • The Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH) is hosting its second annual CME medical symposium on May 17, 2024, in Washington, DC. Save the data and find upcoming registration information on the ABGH website
  • Save the date for the Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium on June 11-13, 2024 in Nashville, TN. Registration opens on February 1 and visit the website for more information. 
  • Save the date for the third annual Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference on September 26-27, 2024, in Davis, CA. Visit the website for more information and registration starting April 1. 

Many thanks for all the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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