Western States Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Consortium Conference

The inaugural Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference was to be held on March 26 and 27, 2020 at the UC Davis Conference Center in Sacramento, CA. Because the COVID-19 virus had community spread in Davis, CA the inaugural conference has be rescheduled for March 11-12, 2021. The speakers in this conference will include experts in:
  • CRC screening tests

  • Screening program inreach and outreach in different medical settings

  • Genetic CRC

  • Costs and cost effectiveness of screening programs in different clinical settings

  • Controversy surrounding starting screening at age 45 or younger

  • Methods to follow up positive CRC screening tests

  • Modern messaging techniques

  • Geographic, racial and ethnic disparities

  • Insurance coverage

  • Patient navigation

  • State and federal policies and garnering funding for CRC research

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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