Welcome to eviCore's 2021 Insights Webinar Series
Join us as we discuss various healthcare topics that affect the industry and the evolving landscape of healthcare.
Colorectal Cancer Screening — Why/When/How
March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and this webinar is in recognition of its great importance to public and preventive health. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. According to the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, 1 in 3 adults aged 50-75 are not getting screened as recommended. Some healthcare topics are uncomfortable for patients to talk about, and colorectal cancer screening is at the top of the list. More than 145,000 new cases and over 53,000 deaths from colorectal cancer that may begin in young adulthood occur in the U.S. each year. A variety of safe and cost-effective screening options that can contribute to the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer are available, and yet approximately 40% of the target population remains unscreened. Please join us in a discussion of how awareness, education, and outreach can save thousands of lives and reduce the burden of this preventable devastating disease.
Join us March 25th at 1:00 p.m. ET to talk with experts Dr. C. Richard (Rick) Boland, Dr. John M. Carethers, and Dr. Joseph Weiss in a conversation moderated by a gastroenterology-industry veteran, Dr. Sheldon Scheinert. Learn more about (1) how to prevent colorectal cancer, (2) the cost-effective screening types for colorectal cancer, and (3) the importance of screening and getting 80% of adults aged 50-75 screened for colorectal cancer.
C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF
Dr. C. Richard (Rick) Boland is a gastroenterologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He is from upstate New York, received a BA from The University of Notre Dame and an MD from Yale Medical School. He has a career-long research interest in colon cancer, specifically focusing on the genetic causes of colon cancer and familial cancer syndromes.
John M. Carethers, MD, MACP
Dr. John M. Carethers is currently the John G. Searle Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He received his BS degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from Wayne State University, and his MD with high distinction from the same institution. He is currently vice-president of the American Gastroenterological Association, and will be president in 2022.
Joseph B. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Dr. Joseph Weiss is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego, where he completed a clinical and research fellowship in Gastroenterology. Dr. Weiss is also an accomplished humorist, professional speaker, and author of several highly acclaimed books on the topics of preventive health, gastroenterology, microbiome, and nutrition.
Sheldon Scheinert, MD, FACG
Dr. Sheldon Scheinert is board certified in gastroenterology, and is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, with a Medical Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Isaac Gordon Center for Digestive Diseases, under the auspices of the University of Rochester. He has served as the Director/Co-Director of two American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Practice Management Courses. He was the founding President of GastroFlorida, a large gastroenterology group in the Tampa Bay area, and has served as Primary or Sub-Investigator in more than 30 pharmaceutical studies.