Our Montreal team hosted an incredible medical conference at the Hyatt Regency on March 23rd. Entitled Improving the Quality of Colorectal Cancer Care in Quebec, the conference highlighted the details of Quebec’s pilot colorectal screening program, explored the power of healthy diet and exercise in the prevention of the disease and provided the updates on cutting-edge treatments.  We promoted the multidisciplinary Communities of Practice care model, and strategies for applying this model to colorectal cancer surgery in Quebec were discussed, too. We also organized a powerful Patient Forum, which allowed late-stage colorectal cancer patients to take the mic and share their experiences with the obstacles they faced while trying access to anti-EGFR biologic therapy.

It was a jam-packed day of sharing and learning amongst respected professionals from all over la belle province!

Invited stakeholders included representatives from the Quebec colorectal cancer pilot screening program, gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, epidemiologists, geneticists, psychosocial oncology practitioners, nurses, patients and industry representatives.

Our multimedia Giant Colon exhibit was also featured at the center concourse of Complexe Desjardins (mere minutes away from the action of the conference) as part of the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) health fair.

The conference was a tremendous success. We want to thank all of our sponsors who helped made this event possible!