2012 Dialogue for Action
2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge!
On March 21-23, 2012, the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 14th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference brought together 200 passionate people—doctors, nurses, surgeons, community health workers, staff of state health departments, insurers and more from across the country—all committed to increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening!
For an overview of the 2012 conference click here.
View the 2012 Agenda (Includes links to presentations for download)
2012 Statement of Need
The Prevent Cancer Foundation is dedicated to the mission of reducing the number of people who die from colorectal cancer in the United States. It has been estimated that 141,200 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2011, and an estimated 49,380 people will die from it. The goal of the conference is to educate providers about colorectal cancer screening; and encourage them to apply evidence-based practices to their communities and work environments. This requires focused and sustained efforts at both the national and local levels.
2012 Learning Objectives
- Name ways to keep quality up and costs down in healthcare, and apply them to colorectal cancer screening.
- Identify strategies to help continue increasing colorectal cancer screening rates in the coming years.
- Examine challenges or prospects related to cancer screening in primary-care practice.
- Discuss cutting-edge issues in implementing colorectal cancer screening strategies.
- Explore innovations and best practices in public-health programs and applications to colorectal cancer screening.
- Describe how cancer screening is currently portrayed in the media, and identify possible opportunities for educating the public about cancer screening in the future.
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