The 2018 Colorectal Cancer Summit is Coming Up!

The ICC is proud to announce the 2018 Colorectal Cancer Summit

In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the Indiana Cancer Consortium’s District 9 Regional Cancer Control Coalition is hosting the 2018 Colorectal Cancer Summit on March 21 at Clark Memorial Hospital from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

This free event will bring together healthcare professionals to educate and collaborate on addressing barriers and successes to colorectal cancer screenings and treatment.

An article written by Dr. Rebecca Siegel and colleagues discusses the three “hotspots” in the United States with the highest colon cancer death rates. Unfortunately, counties in Indiana’s District 9 sits in one of these hotspots. In collaboration with our Kentucky partners, join us as we focus on how the Indiana and Kentucky cancer communities can address the pressing challenges we currently face and will provide a vision where collective action can make a difference. 

For more information, email ICC Director, Rishika Chauhan at

Space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot >>>


8:30 to 9:00 a.m. – Registration

9:00 to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 to 10:00 a.m. – Trends in Colorectal Cancer and How we can Address this Rising Burden

  • Wayne Tuckson, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgery at KentuckyOne Health

10:10 to 10:25 a.m. – Morning Break & Networking

10:25 to 11:00 a.m. – Colorectal Cancer Data Presentations

  • Indiana breakout: Laura Ruppert- Cancer Surveillance Director at ISDH
  • Kentucky breakout: Frances Ross- Director of Operations at Kentucky Cancer Registry

11:05 a.m. to 11:45- Colorectal Cancer Panel Session

  • Tony Gillespie—Minority Health Coalition
  • Caleb Levell—Program Manager, NCCRT, ACS
  • Patricia Fulkerson—Director of Population Health and Quality Improvement (FQHC)
  • Erica Sutton, MD—University of Louisville, Surgery on Sunday

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.- Lunch and Presentation

  • Mary Ruiz, Cancer Survivor

12:20 to 1:00 p.m. – Diving into the Colorectal Cancer Hotspot

  • Dr. Laura Makaroff, Senior Director of Cancer Control Interventions at American Cancer Society

1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.- Closing Remarks

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