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Wide-ranging Vancouver Annual Meeting program offers something for every colorectal surgeon
Special lectures often provide Annual Meeting’s
most memorable moments
ICCP, ASCRS forum showcases volunteering, outreach in countries where needs exist
Society joins American Cancer Society as sponsor of Final Four Coaches Huddle

In Memoriam:
W. Douglas Wong

MSKCC seeks Colorectal Service Chief to succeed
Dr. Douglas Wong
Smart phone users can now connect with ASCRS through QR codes
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Society joins American Cancer Society as sponsor of Final Four Coaches Huddle

ASCRS this year became a platinum sponsor of the 2011 Final Four Coaches Huddle event hosted by Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society (ACS), held April 1-2 during the “Final Four” weekend of the NCAA national college basketball championship.

As part of the sponsorship, Public Relations Committee Chair Dr. Harry T. Papaconstantinou, Temple, TX, and Dr. Walter R. Peters, Jr. Columbia, MO, participated in interviews with the coaches at the Final Four site in Houston, TX. Many of these interviews were carried on CBS-TV, and they will be available to the Society for the Website or future colon cancer awareness publicity.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of the ACS and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. It has raised $70 million to fight cancer. One of the founders is former University of Missouri basketball coach Norman Stewart, a colon cancer survivor and patient of Dr. Peters’. ASCRS Past President Dr. H. Randolph Bailey, Houston, TX, also participated in the Coaches Huddle event.

The ASCRS sponsorship included an advertisement in the official Coaches Huddle program, as shown above (click here to download the ad in .pdf format).

“Our goal is to get two messages to more people: screening colonoscopies save lives, and experience matters when you’re diagnosed with colon cancer,” Dr. Papaconstantinou told the Coaches Huddle audience.

“Coaches know that setting screens is important on offense. And we doctors know that when it comes to winning the fight against colorectal cancer, getting screened is your best defense,” Dr. Papaconstantinou said.

Dr. Harry Papaconstantinou
Dr. Harry Papaconstantinou