The concept of a Western States Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference (WC4) was conceived in 2019 and modeled after other state consortiums such as the South Eastern States CRC Consortium which has been in place and successful for over 5 years. The Southeastern States CRC Coalition hosts a conference each year where creative ways to increase CRC screening are discussed as well as screening disparities, government rules and regulations needing attention, survivorship, etc.
The Board of the California Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C4) admired the SE Consortium and its success. In 2019 the C4 Board voted to use its model to develop a Western States CRC consortium to deal with local and national problems preventing more screening for CRC especially in the uninsured, underserved and undocumented populations in our states as well as other pertinent topics related the public health issues of CRC, genetic CRC, how best to test for CRC, and survivorship issues.
For more information about the Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference please email firstname.lastname@example.org.