Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome Reception to be held Friday evening

Global Research Gap Analysis and Translational Priorities for Understanding
the Causes of Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer

This CME Conference is being jointly provided by the Colon Cancer Foundation and Northwell Health


JW Marriott Essex House New York
160 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019


8:00 – 8:45 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast served
9:00 – 9:15 AMWelcome and Symposium Overview
9:15 – 11:15 AMFinding the Ideal State of Wellness
11:15 – 11:30 AMCoffee Break
11:30 AM – 1:10 PM Navigating the Survivorship Landscape
1:10 – 1:55 PM
Roundtable Lunch
2:05 – 4:30 PMImproving Outcomes For EAO-CRC


Thomas K. Weber MD FACS

Course Director and Host

Professor of Surgery, State University of New York at Downstate

Martha Raymond MA CPN

Course Co-Director

Executive Director, Michael’s Mission and Founder & CEO The Raymond Foundation

Susan K. Peterson PhD MPH

Course Co-Director

Professor of Behavioral Science
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


This event will bring together early age onset (EAO) colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors, loved ones, health care professionals and researchers from across the country. The program will provide extensive opportunities for participants to advance their understanding of the rapidly increasing incidence of rectal and colon cancer among young adults under 50 years of age in the U.S. and abroad.

This ground breaking program will, for a third year, provide both survivors and health care professional’s opportunities to leverage each other’s insights and provide an opportunity for all to hear leading clinicians on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics and quality of life preserving treatment options for EAO-CRC.

The course will include lectures, workshops and panel discussions designed to facilitate multidisciplinary consensus regarding the priorities of EAO-CRC prevention, clinical care, quality of life and research moving forward.


  • Review the increasing incidence, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of young adults with colorectal cancer
  • Discuss the current state of knowledge on the optimal standards of care and support for the young adult colorectal cancer patient
  • Provide an evidence based framework for reducing risk, increasing early stage diagnosis and improving treatment and quality of life for these patients


The Usual Suspects – A Closer Look
Persons Of Interest:
  • Life Course And “Neuveau” Epidemiology
  • Additional Possible Causes Of Microsatellite Stable (MSS) Young Onset Colorectal Cancer And How To Evaluate Them
Current Efforts To Address EAO-CRC Morbidity And Mortality:
  • Causation Research
  • Adjusting Screening/Surveillance Guidelines
  • Family Health History And Earliest Possible Stage Diagnosis


Each year the Summit features presentations from EAO-CRC survivors, clinicians from the nation’s leading cancer centers, and representatives of CRC advocacy organizations including the American Cancer Society, Boston University School of Medicine, Bowel Cancer UK, Columbia University, Health Center network of New York (HCCNY), MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health The University of Melbourne, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, New York Legal Assistance Group, New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center, New York University School of Medicine, Progeny Genetics, LLC, the Raymond Foundation, State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Public Health Institute University of California at Berkeley, Tulane University School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the University of Colorado, White Plains Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center.
Dennis J. Ahnen MD AGAF FACGUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine
Sage Bolte PhD LCSW OSW-CInova Schar Cancer Institute Center​
Daniella BurgessFight Colorectal Cancer
Elyce H. Cardonick MD Cooper Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Zana Correa NP-BCMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Stephen EstradaCRC Patient Advocate
Suzanne Gerdes MS RD CDN Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Stacy Hurt MHA, MBA Healthcare Advocacy Consultant
Vashti Livingston MS CWOCN DAPWCA Kimmel Urology MSKCC Ambulatory Division
Susan K. Peterson PhD MPH The University of Texas MD Anderson 
Cancer Center
Joshua Raff MDWhite Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care
A Member Of The Montefiore Health System
Martha Raymond MA CPNMichael’s Mission
The Raymond Foundation
Jacen Roberts CRC Patient Advocate
Allison Rosen MSDan L. Duncan Center in the Office of Outreach and Health Disparities
Baylor College of Medicine
Michael SapienzaColon Cancer Alliance
Julia A. Smith MD Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Thomas K. Weber MD FACSState University 
of New York Health Sciences Center
President & Founder Colon Cancer Foundation
Debra Wolf JDNew York Legal Assistance Group
Terri L. Woodard MD The University of Texas MD Anderson 
Cancer Center
White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care
A Member Of The Montefiore Health System