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Putting Knowledge into Practice:

First Transatlantic Symposium on Strategies to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening and Save More Lives


When:          
Monday 20 April, 2009, 8.00 am to 6.00 pm                  
Where:         Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
                      871 United Nations Plaza (at 49th Street)
                      New York, NY 10017 
                      (Auditorium, 2nd floor)

Participants: 100 specifically invited speakers and discussants

Program

 

7:00 am - 7:45 am Breakfast is served in the restaurant on the 23rd floor

•  I.     Introduction and Welcome

08.00 am - 08.20 am      Dr. Stephan Grabherr  (Deputy Consul General, German Consulate)
                                        Welcome Note

                                       Christa Maar, Felix Burda Foundation, Munich, Germany
                                       The Power of Screening

                                      
Moshe Shike, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
                                       Felix Burda - A messenger of Humanism and Hope

 

• II.      Guidelines, SCREENING and Quality Measures
          
Chairs: Meinhard Classen, TUM, Munich, Germany; 
           Sidney Winawer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

08.20 am - 09.35 am    David Lieberman, University of Portland, Portland, OR
                                      Screening the General Population

                                      Hans F. A. Vasen, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands
                                      The Identification of Individuals at Increased or High Risk
                                      enhances 
the Effectiveness of  Colorectal Cancer
                                      Screening Programs

                                      Lawrence von Karsa, International Agency for Research on Cancer
                                      (IARC),  Lyon, France
                                      The Main Features of the New European Guidelines for
                                       
Colorectal Cancer Screening 

                                      
Sidney Winawer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
                                      New York, NY
                                      The Main Features of the New International Cascade
                                      Based Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening          

                                       Berndt Birkner, German Network against Colorectal Cancer,
                                       Munich, Germany
                                       Quality Assurance of Screening Colonoscopy is Crucial for
                                       Successful Screening


09.35 am - 10.00 am Discussion

10.00 am - 10.30 am Coffee Break  

     

• III.   BARRIERS TO SCREENING
         
Chairs: David Lieberman, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
         Steven Itzkowitz, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

10.30 am - 11.30 am      Melissa Farmer, Veterans Administration HSR&D Center of Excellence
                                         for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior,
                                         Greater Los Angeles, CA
                                         Healthcare Providers' Knowledge and Recommendations

                                         Johannes Blom, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital,
                                         Stockholm, Sweden
                                         Understanding the Reasons for Non-participation in
                                         Colorectal Cancer Screening may give Clues about how to
                                         improve Compliance - Insights into a 9-Year Follow up Study
                                         in Sweden

                                         Monika Sieverding, Psychological Institute, University of Heidelberg,
                                         Heidelberg, Germany
                                         Gender and Psychological Barriers to Colorectal Cancer
                                         Screening - A University of Heidelberg Study

                                         Michael Pignone, UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC
                                         Costs and Cost-effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Screening


11.30 am - 12.00 am  Discussion

12.00 am - 01.00 pm  Lunch Break

  

01.00 pm - 01.20 pm     Mark Pochapin, The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health,
                                        New York, NY 
                                        Keynote
                                        Introducing Katie Couric

                                        Katie COURIC, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, New York, NY
                                        The Lifesaving Potential of Colon Cancer Screening

 

• IV.  Overcoming Barriers on The  LOCAL AND national level  
        
Chairs: Mark Pochapin, The Jay Monahan Center, New York, NY;
         Carolyn R. Aldige, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Alexandria, VA

01.20 pm - 03.05 pm        Jean Faivre, University of Dijon, Dijon, France 
                                         A Centralized Screening Invitation/Reminder
                                         in Program
in France

                                        Carrie Klabunde, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, 
                                        National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
                                        The NCI Strategies and Projects for Overcoming Barriers to 
                                        Colorectal Cancer Screening

                                        Laura Seeff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 
                                        Atlanta, GA
                                        Designing Community-Based Programs: Interim Results from
                                      
 Five Federally-Funded Demonstration Screening Sites

´                                       Christa Maar, Felix Burda Foundation, Munich, Germany 
                                        The Burda Foundation Colorectal Cancer
                                        Awareness
 Campaign in Germany

                                        Marian S. Krauskopf, New York City Dept. of Health and 
                                        Mental Hygiene (DOH), New York, NY
                                        The New York City Department of Health Initiative to Increase
                                        Colorectal Cancer Screening

                                        Steven Itzkowitz, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
                                        Patient Navigation - An efficient method of enhancing
                                        participation in Screening  
Colonoscopy  among
                                        urban  Minorities

                                        Moshe Shike, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
                                        Screening the Underserved Population - the Harlem Project

03.05 pm - 03.35 pm   Discussion

03.35 pm - 04.00 pm   Coffee Break

  

•V.     Public Education Programs - Round Table Presentations 
         
Chairs: Moshe Shike, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; 
          Felice Schnoll-Sussman, The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health,
          New York, NY

04.00 pm - 05.00 pm        Mark Pochapin, The Jay Monahan Center for
                                         Gastrointestinal Health, New York, NY
                                         The Couric Effect and Beyond: Collaborative Efforts of
                                         Katie Couric, EIF's  NCCRA, and Jay Monahan Center

                                         Carolyn Aldigé, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Alexandria, VA
                                         Supporting Community Efforts across the Country to 
                                         increase Awareness for the Opportunities of Early Detection
                                         and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

                                        
Daniel Mauss, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company
                                         (EADS), Munich, Germany
                                         Enhancing the Success of Colorectal Cancer Screening
                                         in Companies by integrating it with Other
                                         Health Maintenance Modalities

                                         Lynn Faulds Wood, European Cancer Patient Coalition, 
                                         London, United Kingdom
                                         Motivating Politicians to Undergo Screening:
                                         A campaign in European Parliaments

                                         Laura A. Linnan, UNC School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC
                                         Addressing Disparities in Cancer Screening by Reaching
                                        
African Americans through Beauty Salons & Barbershops

                                         Berndt Birkner, German Network against Colorectal Cancer, 
                                         Munich, Germany
                                         Addressing Men in Men's Worlds - Car Drivers' Awareness
                                         Campaigns in Germany

 05.00 pm - 05.30 pm Discussion

  

•VI.   SUMMARY and next steps

05.30 pm - 06.00 pm      Mark Pochapin and Berndt Birkner
                                         Summary of the Presentations and of the Action Points
                                         Resulting from it. 
                                         Discussion of the ‘Transatlantic Declaration for Colorectal
                                         Cancer Prevention &  Early Detection'.