CRC News: September 10, 2021
Agenda Available: 2021 NCCRT Annual Meeting & 80% in Every Community Conference
The agenda is now available for the 2021 80% in Every Community Conference & NCCRT Annual Meeting, which will be hosted virtually the afternoons of November 15-17, 2021. The theme this year is: Urgency and Resolve: Sharpening our focus on 80% in Every Community, and the event will feature presentations by nationally known experts, thought leaders, and decision makers on colorectal cancer screening policy and delivery, with opportunities to network and learn from each other.
There is no cost to attend the event, but each year our program is made possible by the generous support of our members and partners. Visit our Sponsorship Opportunities webpage to learn more about sponsorship and recognition.
An invitation to register for the event will be shared by email later this month. Meanwhile, please save the dates! Updates will be shared in this newsletter and on the event webpage.
Note for NCCRT Members: You will receive an email invitation to register to participate in a
Strategic Priority Team meeting tomorrow.
Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference (WC4) – Now a Virtual Event!
WC4 has made the difficult decision to move to a virtual platform for the upcoming October 14-15, 2021 conference. The goals of the conference remain focused on how COVID-19 has disrupted access to the CRC care continuum in the western region, highlighting ways for screening programs to recover mid-pandemic, with many presenters focusing on health disparities and inequities, both pre- and mid-pandemic. The inaugural event will also set the framework for membership in the Western CRC Consortium going forward. WC4 is excited to share the expertise of our speakers and the abundance of interesting topics. Our virtual format (Whova) allows for a robust engagement, allowing participants to navigate the conference venue at their choosing, similar to an in-person event. Free AAFP CME will be available through conference attendance. Learn more about WC4 Conference registration and view the agenda.
United Ostomy Associations of America’s World Ostomy Day
For some people with colorectal cancer, ostomy surgery is needed to save their lives. This year World Ostomy Day will be held on October 2, 2021. The theme is “Ostomates’ Rights Are Human Rights – anytime and anywhere!” It’s an opportunity for the world to join forces to increase public acceptance of ostomy surgery and to help people better understand that health is a human right for everyone.
Here are ways to participate:
Visit the United Ostomy Associations of America’s (UOAA) World Ostomy Day webpage for further details about the special events and the full list of all the ways to get involved.