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CRC News: November 7, 2019

CRC News: November 7, 2019

Reminder: 2019 NCCRT Member Organizational Reports Due Nov. 11

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to complete your annual organizational report to share about the work your organization is doing to fight colorectal cancer. The deadline to submit your report is end of day Monday, November 11. Please work with your colleagues to complete one report per organization. The information submitted in this survey will be shared via a password protected webpage on the NCCRT website with the intention that other member organizations can read, review, and learn from each other. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Complete Your Report

2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting Updates

We are excited to see many of you at the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting on November 19-21 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD! Please read on for a few important updates:

Memorial Breakfast for Dr. Thomas Weber, past NCCRT Chair: Members that knew Dr. Weber, a surgeon, researcher, and leader in the fight against colorectal cancer, are invited to attend an informal gathering over breakfast on Thursday, November 21st from 7:30am–8:00am to remember him and his many contributions to the field. The breakfast is optional, and no RSVP is required.

Welcome New NCCRT Members: We’ve experienced record growth in NCCRT membership over the past couple years—we surpassed 150 members earlier this year! We hope you’ll join us in welcoming our new members and helping them make the most of their time at the meeting. Look for “New Member” and “1st Time Attendee” ribbons to welcome and get to know our most recent members.

2020 NCCRT Steering Committee Slate: As per the NCCRT Bylaws, the NCCRT Steering Committee proposed slate must be emailed to NCCRT members in advance of the NCCRT Annual Meeting. The NCCRT membership votes on the slate at the annual meeting. Each non-Corporate NCCRT member will have one vote. Corporate Associates are not permitted to vote. Steering Committee general members are permitted to serve two consecutive, two-year terms. The Chair and Co-Chair serve renewable three-year terms.

Proposed Steering Committee slate:

  • Karen Kim, MD, University of Chicago, Center for Asian Health Equity (Two-year term, final renewal)
  • Xavier Llor, MD, Yale University (Two-year term, final renewal)

The following Steering Committee member terms are not up for renewal at this time and will continue to serve:

  • NCCRT Chair: Richard Wender, MD, American Cancer Society
  • NCCRT Co-Chair: Robert Smith, PhD, American Cancer Society
  • Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, American Cancer Society
  • Lisa Richardson, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Angelica “Anjee” Davis, Fight Colorectal Cancer
  • Joseph E. Ravenell, MD, MS, NYU School of Medicine
  • Heather Hampel, MS, LGC, National Association of Genetic Counselors
  • Steven H. Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, New York Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5)
  • Gloria D. Coronado, PhD, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Annie Thibault, Center for Colon Cancer Research (sit with)
  • Jordan Karlitz, MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (sit with)
  • Cecelia Brewington, MD, FACR, UT Southwestern Medical Center (sit with)

Registration: Registration is still open, but our hotel rooms are filling up fast! If you haven’t already registered and plan to attend, please register as soon as possible. You should have received a reminder to register with your personalized link on Tuesday, October 15th (addressed from “ACS Meeting Registrations”). If you are having trouble locating it, please check your spam filter and if you still do not see it, please email [email protected]. Sponsorship Opportunities: Last but not least, we would greatly appreciate it if you would consider sponsoring the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting! THANK YOU to the individuals and organizations who have already pledged a contribution. We are incredibly grateful for your support. If you are interested in meeting sponsorship, please contact [email protected].

Upcoming Webinars

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting a webinar, “Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Clinical Preventive Services,” on November 14, 2019, 12-1pm ET. Participants will learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Clinical Preventive Services Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will focus on colorectal cancer screening and highlight the New York State Department of Health’s efforts to implement evidence-based interventions — including policy, systems, and environmental approaches — to increase colorectal cancer screenings and reduce the burden of cancer throughout the state. Learn more and register.
  • The American Cancer Society Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) team is hosting a webinar on December 11, 2019, 4-5pm ET for National CCC Program grantees and their state coalition partners. If you are active in your state’s CCC efforts, you won’t want to miss this overview of a recently revised CCC Coalition resource, The Nine Habits of Successful Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions. Join the meeting on December 11 at Questions? Contact Katie Bathje, [email protected]

Reminder: Submit Your Nominations for the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards

Nominations are open for the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards, a competitive recognition program that 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. Nominations must be submitted by November 25th. Visit to learn more.


Thank you for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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