Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada - CCAC

Scientific Conferences > Colorectal Round Table 2011  


Entitled Addressing Quality of Care Issues in the Colorectal Cancer Patient Pathway, our third Round Table conference’s participants came together to discuss how they could better provide patients with seamless access to quality colorectal cancer care. Notable health care professionals from various disciplines and provinces engaged in deep discussions and group workshops to create strategies and projects to improve patient outcomes. Screening, treatment, navigation, survivorship and palliative care concepts were all explored.

We were very fortunate to host Dr. Robyn Boushay and Dr. Michael Fung Kee Fung who discussed the Ottawa Hospital’s multidisciplinary Communities of Practice care model. They shared their positive experiences in implementing this model at the Champlain Hospital region and we hope to spread their ideas to other hospitals and provincial healthcare authorities.

Keeping active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a key preventative measure for colorectal cancer. As part of the Round Table’s healthy lifestyle agenda, participants engaged in morning and afternoon exercise activities such as yoga, tai-chi, jogging and biking!