Colorectal cancer summit 2018
Friday 16 March 9.00am-1.00pm
RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
2014 Colorectal cancer summit
More than 60 stakeholders from across Victoria gathered to review data and identify local and state wide priorities to improve outcomes for people with colorectal cancer.
Major themes for the day were:
- Data – more data and more accurate data
- Multidisciplinary meetings
- Emergency presentations – are we missing early diagnoses?
- Variation in treatment received
- Early diagnosis and colonoscopies – more information about wait times, strategies to improve access to diagnostic colonoscopies
- Screening – ways to improve the participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Project (NBCSP)
Focus on the treatment component of cancer care
By focusing on the parts of the health care system that are in our sphere of influence, the colorectal summit can help to shape real change for patient outcomes. We are seeking the expertise and influence of clinicians involved in all diagnostic, research and treatment modalities for CRC.
New ways to look at the data
Routinely collected data sets now have the capacity to tell us some things about clinical practice, including what treatments are being used. Information has been drawn from the cancer registry and health service databases to paint a comprehensive picture of colorectal cancer care in Victoria. The working party of colorectal specialists has recommended an analysis of these data to allow us to obtain real and relevant data at a state-wide level.
We can also look at any variation in the population characteristics and where services are being provided. These data will give a state wide picture of clinical practice for CRC and how your practice compares with the patterns recorded in the data.
Please register for the 2018 colorectal cancer summit below: