2021 80% in Every Community Conference & NCCRT Annual Meeting

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Date & Time:
Monday, Nov. 15 – 1:00-4:45 PM ET 
Tuesday, Nov. 16 – 1:00-4:45 PM ET 
Wednesday, Nov. 17 – 1:00-3:00 PM ET 

Location: Virtual

Each year the NCCRT membership, a collaboration of over 150 medical, advocacy, government, and corporate organizations, convenes to work together on our shared goal to increase colorectal cancer screening awareness and utilization, thereby reducing deaths from this highly preventable and curable disease. This year the event will be held virtually and will include the 80% in Every Community Conference and the annual meeting of the membership with select conference sessions open to the public. 

The 2021 80% in Every Community Conference and NCCRT Annual Meeting theme is: Urgency and Resolve: Sharpening our focus on 80% in Every Community. 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. Strategic Priority Team meetings will be held in the weeks prior to the meeting.

Registration for NCCRT Members: Please refer to your October 14th email from meeting.registrations@cancer.org and use the personalized link to register for 1) the 80% in Every Community Conference and 2) the members-only NCCRT Annual Meeting. There is no cost to attend the events. Please email nccrt@cancer.org if you have questions.

Registration for 80% Pledge Partners & the General Public: Register to attend the 80% in Every Community Conference track. There is no cost to attend the event. Please share the opportunity widely!

Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our Platinum and Gold level sponsors!

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Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Quest Diagnostics

March 2021 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Join us to celebrate national achievements and to hear the latest state of the field updates that inform our work. Hear from Richard Wender, MD, and Robert Smith, PhD, NCCRT co-chairs; Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH, Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control; Rebecca Siegel, MPH, Senior Scientific Director, Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society; Folasade May, MD, PhD, MPhil, UCLA Health, our 2021 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards grand prize honoree; and other special guests. The webcast will also feature our 2021 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards winners.

Ways to get engaged:

  1. Send us a picture of you dressed in blue for Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 5th! Email your photo to nccrt@cancer.org by March 10th to be included in a photo montage during the webcast. 
  2. Connect with us on social media! Follow #80inEveryCommunity on Twitter and follow our Facebook page
  3. Spread the word! Share the link to register with your colleagues and partners.
  4. Join us. Learn how you can join the shared goal to reach 80% in Every Community.

The webcast is free and is open to 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.

Webinar: Reigniting Colorectal Cancer Screening as Communities Face and Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET

We hope you will be able to join us on July 23 in a discussion about the NCCRT’s new report on colorectal cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, which released on June 30, provides an action-oriented playbook for how NCCRT members, 80% pledged partners, and colorectal cancer screening advocates across the nation can work together to reignite our screening efforts appropriately, safely, and equally for all communities. During this webinar, we will hear from the report’s lead authors, an expert panel that will share the report’s four aligning statements as well as a summary of findings. Time will be allocated for an ample Q&A after presentations.  

Pre-registration is required.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS — Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington School of Medicine.
  • Steven Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF — Professor of Medicine and Oncological Sciences Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; NCCRT Steering Committee Member
  • Michael Sapienza – CEO, Colorectal Cancer Alliance
  • Ma Somsouk, MD, MAS, AGAF — Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, SF Cancer Initiative
  • Richard Wender, MD — Chair, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable; Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

2020 80% in Every Community Conference & NCCRT Annual Meeting

Date & Time:
Monday, Nov. 16, 1:00 to 4:45 PM ET
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1:00 to 4:30 PM ET

Location: Virtual

Each year the NCCRT membership, a collaboration of over 150 medical, advocacy, government, and corporate organizations, convenes to work together on our shared goal to increase colorectal cancer screening awareness and utilization, thereby reducing deaths from this highly preventable and curable disease. This year the event will be held virtually and will include the 80% in Every Community Conference and the annual meeting of the membership with select conference sessions open to the public. 

The 2020 80% in Every Community Conference and NCCRT Annual Meeting 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. Task group sessions will be held in the weeks prior to the meeting, dates to be determined. 

Session Descriptions & Recordings

80% in Every Community Conference Welcome & Campaign Progress Report

Richard C. Wender, MD, Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Chair, NCCRT

Panel Session: The COVID-19 Pandemic & Impacts to Colorectal Cancer Screening

Amidst March 2020, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, medical providers, and healthcare systems across the country halted many “non-essential” healthcare services and procedures in hopes of significantly reducing the spread of COVID-19, including colorectal cancer screening. The action caused immediate and longer-term impacts on our field, including delayed and canceled screenings, missed diagnoses, and a further exacerbation in disparities and burdens felt by under-represented communities – all of which will lead to excess deaths from colorectal cancer. This session will explore how the pandemic affects colorectal cancer screening at different intersections of the healthcare system.

  • Moderator and Presenter: Folasade (Fola) May, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Quality Improvement, UCLA Health; Veterans Affairs
  • Gastroenterology: Mark Pochapin, MD, President of the American College of Gastroenterology; Gastroenterology Division Director at NYU Langone Health
  • Hospital Systems: Jay Bhatt, DO, Principal, JDB Strategies LLC, and former SVP & Chief Medical Officer of the American Hospital Association
  • Primary Care: Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACSP, Vice-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine; Associate Director of the Office of Diversity, Abramson Cancer Center; University of Pennsylvania
  • Community Health Centers: Cheryl Modica, PhD, MPH, BSN, Director, Quality Center, National Association of Community Health Centers

*During the Q&A section of this session, some questions and responses included discussion around the role of CT colonography as a screening option during the pandemic. CT colonography remains an important, safe, and recommended screening option during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American College of Radiology (ACR), an NCCRT member organization, provided further clarification to the questions posed during this session. 

Concurrent Session 1: Innovative Strategies to Reach Patients for Colorectal Cancer Screening During COVID-19

This session will move beyond describing the challenges of reaching patients for colorectal cancer screening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to showcasing innovative healthcare-based solutions. Examples will include the use of animated video education to encourage FIT completion among the uninsured and under-insured; early insights from the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s new, multi-city Screening During COVID campaign and screening navigation tool; and process recommendations for prioritizing patients for colonoscopy following the resumption of routine endoscopic exams in New York City.

  • Laura Makaroff, DO, Senior Vice President, Prevention and Early Detection, American Cancer Society, Inc.; NCCRT Steering Committee (Moderator)
  • Renay Caldwell, Director of Navigation Services, Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network
  • Michael Sapienza, CEO, Colorectal Cancer Alliance
  • David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG, Director of Clinical Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, the Mount Sinai Hospital; President-elect, American College of Gastroenterology; Co-chair, NCCRT Public Awareness & Social Media Strategic Priority Team

Concurrent Session 2: Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Screening Updates

Our understanding of early age onset colorectal cancer (EAO CRC) improves with each passing year. Leading researchers, non-profit organizations, and national agencies have invested considerable time, funding, discussion, and other resources toward coordinating a comprehensive approach to tackling this alarming issue. This session will dive into some of the latest research and trends related to EAO CRC and explore future steps we can take to address this issue.

  • Heather Hampel, MS, LGC, Associate Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Human Genetics, NCCRT Steering Committee (Moderator)
  • Rebecca L. Siegel, MPH, Scientific Director, Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Inc.
  • Samir Gupta, MD, MSCS, AGAF, Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine; Co-Lead, Cancer Control Program, Moores Cancer Center; University of California San Diego; Chief, GI Section, San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
  • Jordan J. Karlitz, MD, Director, GI Hereditary Cancer and Genetics Program, Tulane University Cancer Center; NCCRT Steering Committee

Panel Session: Systemic Racism & Impacts to Health, Health Care, and Colorectal Cancer

This conversational panel will explore systemic racism’s alarming impact on health, health care, and in turn, colorectal cancer. Join us for this timely and important discussion given the national and community spotlights on how systemic racism affects Black communities following the tragic police killings and racial health inequities resulting from COVID-19 in 2020.

  • Steven Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, Professor of Medicine and Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NCCRT Steering Committee (Moderator)
  • Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, Pediatrician and Child Advocate; Director of Equity and Justice for The California Children’s Trust; Chief Medical Officer, San Diego 211, San Diego, CA
  • Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Public Health, and Management; Founding Director, the Equity Research and Innovation Center; Director, Center for Research Engagement; Yale School of Medicine
  • Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director of Community Engagement and Equity in Digestive Health; Medical Director of Endoscopy and Gastroenterology Services; Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Health Equity; The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

Concurrent Session 3: Strategies to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening in Under-represented Communities

This session will showcase evidence-based and emerging best practices for promoting colorectal cancer screening in under-represented communities. Examples will include the use of community theater to raise awareness and promote screening, outreach strategies to reach individuals experiencing homelessness, use of virtual human technology to communicate health messages in diverse populations, and strategies to reach Black men for screening.

  • Joseph E. Ravenell, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine & Population Health; Associate Dean of Diversity Affairs and Inclusion; Director, Center for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities; Perlmutter Cancer Center, New York University School of Medicine, NCCRT Steering Committee (Moderator)
  • Janice Krieger, PhD, Professor, Department of Advertising; Director, STEM Translational Communication Center, University of Florida
  • Tracy Russell, RN, MSN, BSN, Population Health Nurse, Health Care for the Homeless
  • Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES, Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Roshanda Chenier, EdD, Project Manager and Outreach Officer/Community Engagement Leader, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Concurrent Session 4: State-based Colorectal Cancer Screening Updates & Innovations

This session will focus on colorectal cancer screening policy and practice implementation at the state level. Participants will learn about current grant-funded programs, policy successes, and state-based coalition-building efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening by working with community health centers, health systems, state legislatures, and other critical public health stakeholders.

  • Xavier Llor, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program; Medical Director, Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program; Medical Director of Cancer Screening and Prevention; Yale University Cancer Center, NCCRT Steering Committee (Moderator)
  • Amy DeGroff, PhD, MPH, Senior Health Scientists, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Lance Barbour, Senior State and Local Campaigns Manager, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
  • Molly McDonnell, Director of Advocacy, Fight Colorectal Cancer
  • Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Director of the Indians Into Medicine and Master of Public Health Programs, and Professor of Family and Community Medicine; University of North Dakota

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our Gold level sponsors!

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2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting

Date: November 19 – 21, 2019

Location: Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD

Each year the NCCRT membership, a collaboration of over 150 medical, advocacy, government, and corporate organizations, convenes to work together on our shared goal to increase colorectal cancer screening awareness and utilization, thereby reducing deaths from this highly preventable and curable disease.

The 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting theme is Charting Our Course to 80% in Every Community. This 22nd annual meeting of the NCCRT membership will feature presentations by nationally known experts, thought leaders, and decision makers on colorectal cancer screening policy and delivery, with ample opportunity to network and learn from each other. 

Pre-conference sessions will begin on Tuesday, November 19th at 1:00 PM ET, with task group meetings at 5:00 PM ET on the same day. The meeting will adjourn at 12:45 PM ET on the Thursday, November 21st.

Registration: NCCRT members received a link to register in mid-September. The registration fee for 2019 is $275 per attendee, with the opportunity to register up to four registrants per member organization. Please direct questions about registration to nccrt@cancer.org

Not currently a member? Learn more about NCCRT membership.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our Gold level sponsors!

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Polymedco

Featured Speakers

Richard C. Wender, MD

Chair, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall   

CEO of the Dallas Mavericks

Webinar: Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Hospitals and Health Systems

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

Register Here >>> 

Registration is open for our next webinar on Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. ET, during which we’ll introduce our soon-to-be released Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Hospitals and Health Systems. The purpose of the webinar will be to familiarize participants with the new handbook, review critical steps for hospitals and health systems to take in advancing CRC Screening efforts, and learn from two health system leaders about their experiences implementing CRC screening interventions, as featured in the handbook.  The webinar will be patterned after a workshop on the topic featured at the 2017 NCCRT Annual Meeting.

Speakers include: 

  • Mary Doroshenk, Director, NCCRT
  • Andrew Albert, MD, MPH, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Amanda Bohleber, MD, Medical Director, Deaconess Clinic

The webinar will be moderated by the Co-Chairs of the NCCRT Professional Education and Practice Implementation Task Group, Michael Potter, MD, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Lane, MD, MPH, American College of Preventive Medicine.

The webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% partners, CDC grantees, ACS Health Systems and Communications staff, and new partners interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts.  

Advance registration is required. 

Webinar: Risk Assessment and Screening Toolkit to Detect Familial, Hereditary and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
3 to 4 p.m. Eastern

Register Here >>> 

Registration is open for our next webinar on Tuesday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET, during which we’ll introduce our soon-to-be released resource for primary care, Risk Assessment and Screening Toolkit to Detect Familial, Hereditary and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer. 

Given the growing concern of the NCCRT about poor screening for those with a family history of CRC and the growing problem of early onset CRC, the NCCRT’s Family History and Early Onset Task Group has worked with the Jackson Laboratory to develop a new primary care clinician’s toolkit. The new toolkit aims to improve the ability of primary care clinicians to systematically collect, document, and act on a family history of CRC and adenomas polyps, while also educating clinicians on the need for more timely diagnostic testing for young adults who present with alarm signs or symptoms of CRC and ensuring that those patients receive a proper diagnostic work up. The primary speaker will be Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, Associate Director, Clinical & Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory, the lead developer of the toolkit. 

The webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% partners, CDC grantees, ACS Health Systems and Communications staff, and new partners interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts.  

Advance registration is required. 

 

Webinar: Guide and Workbook for State Level Colorectal Cancer Coalitions/Roundtables

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
3 to 4 p.m. Eastern

Register Here >>> 

Save the date for an upcoming NCCRT webinar on May 2nd at 3:00pm, that will coincide the soon-to-be released NCCRT State CRC Coalition Guide and Workbook.  This webinar is a repeat of the workshop hosted at November’s NCCRT Annual Meeting, Guide and Workbook for State Level Colorectal Cancer Coalitions/Roundtables, which was one of our most highly rated workshops.

During this webinar, we will examine the recommendations from a new NCCRT tool and corresponding workbook that present different visions, structures, strategies, and lessons learned for launching effective state-based CRC coalitions.  We’ll hear from two early leaders in state coalition efforts to promote CRC control efforts, who will tell their stories and offer different approaches to success.  

Speakers:

  • Shauntay L. Davis, MPH, Program Director, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, California Department of Public Health
  • Katie Bathje, MA, LPCC, Program Director, Kentucky Cancer Consortium
  • Caleb Levell, Program Manager, NCCRT

The webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% by 2018 partners, CDC grantees, ACS Health Systems and Communications staff, and new partners interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts.   

Advance registration is required. 

Leveraging Hospital and Health Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
1:00 – 2:20 PM Eastern
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
McLean, VA

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NCCRT will be hosting a workshop on Leveraging Hospital and Health Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening at the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 2018 Dialogue for Action® an annual conference.

The NCCRT has commissioned a new best practices guide for hospital and health systems in support of CRC screening, featuring case studies from systems that are leading the way. Come hear what hospitals and health systems have to tell us about getting leadership buyin, strategies that work, working with the community, and other strategies from the health system perspective and participate in this interactive workshop to create a game plan for moving ahead

Speakers:

  • Mary Doroshenk, MA, Strategic Director, Colorectal Cancer Intervention, and
    Director, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
  • James Hotz, MD, MACP, Clinical Services Director, Albany Area Primary Health Care, and
    NCCRT Community Health Center Task Group Co-Chair

2018 NCCRT Annual Meeting

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Date: November 14 – 16, 2018

Location: Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD

Each year the NCCRT membership, a collaboration of over 100 medical, advocacy, government, and corporate organizations, convenes to work together on our shared goal to increase colorectal cancer screening awareness and utilization, thereby reducing deaths from this highly preventable and curable disease.

This year, our meeting theme is 80% and Beyond: A Goal for Every Community. We look forward to exploring how we can best work together to make greater progress, prevent more cancers and save more lives.

And in case you didn’t notice…it’s 2018! This is a huge year for us. We will celebrate all that we have achieved together, focus on how to keep our momentum strong as we transition into 2019; and perhaps most importantly, build the bridge to our next phase of work.

The 2018 NCCRT Annual Meeting will feature presentations by nationally known experts, thought leaders, and decision makers on colorectal cancer screening policy and delivery, with ample opportunity to network and learn from each other. View the agenda linked below to learn more.

Not currently a member? Learn more about NCCRT membership.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our Gold level sponsors!

Polymedco
Clincical Genomics

Featured Speakers

Gary Reedy   

Chief Executive Officer   

American Cancer Society, Inc.

Amanda Houston

Stage II Colorectal Cancer Survivor

North Dakota

Richard C. Wender, MD

Chair, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society, Inc.