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Improving the Quality of Colorectal Cancer Care in Quebec

By invitation only • March 23, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec

Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registry Meeting – Oct. 28 2011

The CCAC held an important conference on the establishment of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registries throughout Canada, which will help to provide critical information and support to people affected by hereditary colorectal cancer, their family members who may be at risk, and the physicians overseeing the management of their care. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the brightest scientific experts across the country had an opportunity to come together to dialogue about the issues surrounding the management of hereditary syndromes. The outcomes of the meeting will be published and utilized for awareness, education and advocacy, as well as help pave the way to the timely establishment of Registries nationwide.

HIPEC Meeting – Oct. 14 2011

Newly formed by the CCAC, the Canadian HIPEC Collaborative Group (CHICG) held a meeting in Montreal to discuss Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), a surgical procedure involving the removal of metastatic disease to the abdominal lining (peritoneum) followed by infusion of heated chemo to the organs in the abdominal cavity. Some of Canada’s most influential oncology surgeons soon to be published in a prominent medical journal to be used for HIPEC awareness, education and advocacy. The CHICG is committed to expanding their HIPEC efforts so colorectal cancer patients diagnosed with peritoneal mets are provides the best care possible.

Supplies Reimbursement Policy Reform - March, 02, 2012.

To address the issue of inequitable coverage in provincial reimbursement of ostomy supplies across Canada and improving the Quality of Life (QoL) of ostomates, the CCAC will be hosting an Advisory Council Meeting on March 2, 2012 in Montreal.

A key objective of the meeting is to generate a consensus statement focusing on issues that impact QoL as a consequence of reimbursement policies across Canada.