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CRC News: November 21, 2023

CRC News: November 21, 2023

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.

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Nominations Deadline Extended for the National Achievement Awards! 

Submissions Welcome Through December 4th, 2023

There is still time to submit your nominees for the 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards! This competitive recognition program seeks to highlight colorectal cancer screening success stories by recognizing individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing the shared goal to reach colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in communities across the nation. Of course, we welcome nominations of partners who have reached 80%, but we are also looking to recognize systems who are seeing noted improvements in baseline screening rates or recognize individual champions who have made a difference through leadership or other means.  

Each award winner receives a monetary award to support continued efforts to increase CRC screenings, as well as having their work highlighted throughout the next year by the ACS NCCRT on a national stage. Submissions have been extended to Monday, December 4th, 2023, at 11:59pm ET.  

Nominate yourself or other outstanding partners—multiple nominations are accepted!—for the ACS NCCRT’s 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards and highlight their hard work to increase CRC Screening! 

ACS NCCRT Annual Meeting Recap

The 27th Annual Meeting Was a Success

The 2023 ACS NCCRT Annual Meeting (Nov. 15-17) featured a dynamic program with expert presentations and fruitful discussions. Learn more about the event in our 80% Blog recap post.  

Slides and select session recordings will be made available on the ACS NCCRT website in the next couple of weeks. We will update you in this newsletter when these are available. 

Vice Chair Nomination Process Update:

Contribute to Our Search for a New ACS NCCRT Vice Chair

The ACS NCCRT is continuing to seek nominations for a new Vice Chair to serve with ACS NCCRT Chair, Dr. Steven Itzkowitz. This important role for the Roundtable helps establish national colorectal cancer control priorities, provides guidance to ACS NCCRT staff, and supports the development and dissemination of ACS NCCRT resources. Nominees can be self-selected or nominated by a colleague, preferably from a participating ACS NCCRT member. 

If you are interesting in submitting a nominee, or would like to self-nominate, please complete the following form or reach out to Kaitlin Sylvester at [email protected] for more information. Interest can be submitted at any time. Nomination materials—CV and statement of interest—must be received by December 5th at 12:00pm ET. 

The ACS NCCRT Nomination Committee will convene to prepare a nomination slate and a new Vice Chair will be selected through a virtual voting process in early 2024. 

We wish you all a restful holiday weekend and many thanks for all the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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