American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Promote Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with Free Marketing Resources

Colorectal Cancer Month poster imageFor more than two decades, March has been designated as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S., and according to the CDC it is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in American men and women combined.

To help accredited programs increase awareness of colorectal cancer within their programs and communities, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) have created posters, e-mail signatures, and social media resources to promote Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

To access these materials, accredited CoC programs may log in to CoC Datalinks and click on the "Resources to Market CoC-Accreditation" link under Resources. Accredited NAPRC programs may access them by clicking on the "Marketing Resources" link in the resources section of the Quality Portal.

We hope you use these resources this month to educate your patients and community about Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and to promote your accreditation.

March Deadlines Approaching for ACS Quality and Safety Conference, Clinical Congress

Now is your opportunity to highlight your best practices on key standards and be considered to present the information during the July 2021 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality and Safety Conference.

Submit an abstract to share how you improved program or center performance and improved care in the following areas:

  • Measuring and Reducing Disparities in Cancer Care
  • Best Practices in Surgical Oncology
  • Hybrid Cancer Care
  • Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Quality Improvement
  • Successful Methods for Shifting from the Survivorship Care Plan to Providing Survivorship Services
  • Using Staging to Improve Outcomes

We are looking for submissions from CoC- and NAPRC-accredited programs as well as National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)-accredited centers.

The call for abstracts closes on March 26, so submit your best practice today!

Also coming up is the deadline to submit topics for the ACS Clinical Congress scheduled for October 2022.

Keep in mind that the audience for Clinical Congress includes ACS Fellows, surgeons and physicians who hold credentials from other professional organizations, fellows, residents, and medical students, so the Program Committee is interested in selecting topics that focus on surgical and other clinical issues as well as emerging issues. You are encouraged to submit a topic on a cancer site (for example, breast, colon, rectum, lung, liver, etc.) as well as histologies such as melanoma and sarcoma, and nonclinical topics such as quality, disparities, and genetics, among others.

Be part of this important educational program; submit your topic before the March 15 deadline.

Submit now