Colorectal Cancer Alliance Screening Dinner

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Advances in CRC Screening: ​The State of the Science

Recent advancements in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening have led to a complex and confusing landscape, making it difficult for healthcare professionals and patients to choose the best screening options. To address this, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance will host a dinner event in Washington, D.C., to discuss the current state of screening technologies and develop resources that aid in navigating these options.

Our objectives

Our discussion will be recorded and converted into a peer-reviewed published report. Beyond that, we will use key learnings to create plain-language tools and resources designed to promote shared decision-making. 

For stakeholders

Discuss and evaluate data on current and emerging CRC detection tests.

For patients & providers

Assist HCPs and patients in navigating the complex landscape of CRC screening options. 

For health equity

Improve equitable access and adoption of CRC screening tests.​

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Event details

The event will be held at the National Union Building, 918 F St NW, in Washington, D.C., from 5:30 to 8:30 pm ET on May 19

From the convention center, take the green line Metro train from Mt. Vernon Square to Gallery Place. The venue is a short walk from the station. 

Our buffet dinner, to be enjoyed at your seat during the program, includes vegan options. Beer and wine will be available, too. 

The agenda appears below. Questions can be directed to Lisa A. Hall, MHA, at lhall@ccalliance.org. We're grateful for your participation!

Time

Topic

Speakers

5:30 - 5:45Registration and buffet dinner Please check in, select your dinner, and find your seat. We will begin promptly at 5:45 pm. 
5:45 - 6:00Welcome and introduction
  • Michael Sapienza, Chief Executive Officer, Colorectal Cancer Alliance ​
  • Lisa A. Hall, MHA, Senior Director of Screening & Prevention, Colorectal Cancer Alliance
6:00 - 6:20Screening landscape 
  • Dr. Robert Smith, Vice President of Early Cancer Detection Science, American Cancer Society
6:20 - 6:50Presentation of data synthesis
  • Dr. Djenaba Joseph, CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, Chief, Program Service Branch, Centers for Disease Control Prevention ​
  • Dr. Richard Wender, Professor and Chair Family Medicine and Community Health University of Pennsylvania​
6:50 - 8:15Screening modality expert panel and participant discussion​

Co-facilitated by: ​

  • Dr. Djenaba Joseph, CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, Chief, Program Service Branch, Centers for Disease Control Prevention ​
  • Dr. Richard Wender, Professor and Chair Family Medicine and Community Health University of Pennsylvania

Panelists: ​

  • Dr. Lance Baldo, Chief Medical Officer, Freenome
  • Dr. Erica Barnell, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Geneoscopy ​
  • Dr. Craig Eagle, Chief Medical Officer, Guardant​
  • Dr. Steven Itzkowitz, Professor of Medicine, Oncological Sciences and Medical Education, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chair, American Cancer Society’s National Colorectal Cancer Round Table​
  • Todd W. Kelley, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Polymedco
  • Theodore Levin, Associate Director for Cancer Research, the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • Dr. Paul Limburg, Chief Medical Officer, Screening, Exact Sciences
8:15 - 8:30Closing and next steps
  • Michael Sapienza, Chief Executive Officer, Colorectal Cancer Alliance ​
  • Lisa A. Hall, MHA, Senior Director of Screening & Prevention, Colorectal Cancer Alliance

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