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Jul 12, 2024
Community Event

Biden Cancer Moonshot: Community Conversations Webinar - Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in G

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Biden Cancer Moonshot: Community Conversations Webinar - Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in G
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

On February 2, 2022, President Biden reignited the Cancer Moonshot and set new ambitious goals: to reduce the death rate from cancer by at least 50 percent by 2047, preventing over 4 million cancer deaths, and improve the experience of people and their families living with and surviving cancer. President Biden announced a whole-of-government response, including the formation of a Cancer Cabinet to be convened by the White House, bringing together departments, agencies, and White House components to address cancer on multiple
fronts. For more information on the incredible progress made to-date and to engage with the Biden Cancer Moonshot mission to end cancer as we know it visit:

CDC will host a webinar titled, “Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Georgia” as part of a series of coordinated Cancer Cabinet Community Conversations under President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

Engaging health care providers to improve colorectal cancer screening has been a challenge in Georgia. The Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control Program has adopted the ECHO Model developed by the University of New Mexico to educate health care providers on evidence-based interventions (EBIs) known to increase screening.
Highlighting the progress of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE) funded by CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program, this conversation will feature experts from across the cancer community who will share their perspectives on decreasing the number of people diagnosed with colorectal
cancer and reducing the number of lives lost to colorectal cancer. 

The conversation will also provide valuable feedback to the CDC as we support President Biden’s priority to end cancer as we know it. Following expert discussions, we look forward to engaging with questions from the audience. Please plan to attend and share widely with your networks!

Event Details

  • Koosh Desai, MD, Regional Medical Director, Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control Program, Medical College of Georgia
  • Kyle Ashton Cannady, FNP, East Georgia Healthcare Center
  • Cassenda Nelson, Community Health Worker, Horizons Community Solutions

CDC Leadership:

  • Deb Houry, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Immediate Office of the Director, CDC
  • Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
  • Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, CDC
  • Djenaba Joseph, MD, MPH, Branch Chief, Program Services Branch, CDC

Webinar Information:
A free-of-charge webcast of this public panel discussion will be broadcast live:

  • Date: Friday, July 12, 2024
  • Time: 11 am – 12 pm ET

Please register by 9 am ET July 12, 2024.

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