Experts Discuss Colorectal Cancer Screening and Early Detection Barriers

Course Format: Video

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a highly preventable and detectable disease that remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Join the AAMA for a panel discussion with colorectal cancer medical professionals, advocates, and experts to discuss current CRC screening recommendations, barriers to screening tests, and medical assistants’ role in improving screening rates. Attendees will gain overview knowledge and awareness of colorectal cancer.

The AAMA received the 2021 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award for developing initiatives that support the goal to achieve colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher. We thank the American Cancer Society Inc. (ASC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) for hosting the award and funding this event.

The panel discussion will cover the following objectives:

  • Examine the American Cancer Society guidelines for colorectal cancer screening.
  • Discuss the barriers to colorectal cancer screening and early detection among young adults.
  • Explain medical assistants’ role in improving colorectal screening rates.


  • Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, CEO and Legal Counsel of the American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Emily Butler Bell, MPH, Director, Natinoal Colorectal Cancer Roundtable-Colorectal Cancer Interventions, American Cancer Society
  • Uma R. Phatak, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS, Assistant Professor, Section Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA), PCMH CCE, Vice Speaker of the House of the American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Carleen Taylor, Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Early Detection Advocate, Founder of Race for Hope
Availability: On-Demand
Access expires 14 days after start
Cost: Member: $10.00
Nonmember: $15.00
CEU Offered:
1 Gen/Adm/Clin CEU
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