Annual Illinois Colorectal Roundtable Meeting

June 27, 2022
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Illinois, and the incidence of breast, cervical, lung, and colorectal cancers are higher than the national average. Moreover, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and the incidence of CRC in Illinois is higher than the national average. Significant disparities exist for all cancers by race/ethnicity, access to services, socioeconomic status, and geographic location.
This activity will convene stakeholders throughout the state to educate, discuss, and provide strategies to improve cancer screening rates in Illinois.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for primary care providers, nurses, patient navigators, care coordinators, community health center staff, public health professionals, local health departments, community groups, and cancer survivor groups dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer deaths.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • State the role of the colorectal cancer (CRC) roundtable within the context of the Illinois Cancer Plan;
  • Define individual responsibility to meet the objectives of the Illinois Cancer Plan;
  • Recall the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CRC screening rates;
  • Describe recent trends, both nationally and locally, for CRC screening;
  • Recognize organizational responsibility in reducing the state-level CRC burden;
  • Identify newer tests for CRC screening and their implications;
  • Relate the importance of family history and early age onset CRC;
  • Express how health plans are improving colorectal screening rates;
  • List implementation and outreach strategies for both rural and urban communities;
  • Illustrate how to apply targeted outreach and media campaigns such as ethnic media and novel screening methods;
  • Discuss strategies for implementing evidence-based interventions in a clinical setting;
  • Locate survivorship in the cancer screening continuum;
  • Outline persistent challenges in CRC screening completion;
  • Name health system barriers to CRC screening, especially for uninsured patients;
  • Explain solutions to increase CRC screening to eliminate disparities in CRC screening.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Lauren Singh
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Participation
Event starts: 
06/27/2022 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
06/27/2022 - 12:55pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Lauren Singh via e-mail at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Professor of Medicine
  Professor of Comprehensive Cancer Research Center

Blase Polite, MD  Blase Polite, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Professor of Comprehensive Cancer Research Center
  Fornessa T. Randal, MCRP
  Center for Asian Health Equity Co-Director
Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
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