Western States Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Consortium Conference

The inaugural Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference will be held on October 14 and 15, 2021 at the UC Davis Conference Center in Sacramento, CA. The speakers in this conference will include experts in:
  • Approaches to sustain and build upon colorectal cancer screening programs so that a greater segment of the population is reached

  • Highlighted programs from around the nation and the west with successful colorectal cancer prevention and treatment programs

  • Review of how data should be collected and reported for the colorectal cancer care continuum

  • Explore systems that screen and treat the uninsured and medically underserved

  • Explore solutions to the emerging problem of increasing colorectal cancer incidence in younger adults

  • Examine the roles of health insurers and large comprehensive medical systems in increasing CRC screening rates

  • Programs that engage primary care physicians and gastroenterologists

  • Discuss and give examples of the role of public health professionals in increasing CRC screening

  • Discuss the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on screening and care delivery for colorectal cancer

  • Understand national advocacy efforts to improve colorectal cancer

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.

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For more information about the Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference please email info@westerncrcconsortium.org.

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