The WEO Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee (CRC SC) held its annual European meeting in Barcelona, Spain, on October 27, 2017. The event took place under the leadership of Professor Linda Rabeneck (Canada), WEO CRC SC Global Chair, and Professor Ernst Kuipers (The Netherlands), WEO CRC SC Regional Chair for Europe, at the Novotel Barcelona City hotel immediately preceding the 25th UEG Week.

The CRC SC meeting began with morning breakout sessions, where four WEO CRC SC Expert Working Group (EWG) meetings were held in two parallel sessions. The EWG meetings focused on Right-Sided Lesions and Interval Cancers, WEO Coalition to Reduce Inequities in CRC ScreeningFIT for Screening and Surveillance after Colorectal Neoplasia.

The afternoon plenary session focused on presentations from leading experts covering a range of important topics in CRC screening.

214 participants from 35 countries attended the plenary session and Expert Working Group meetings!

Participants had the chance to network with their colleagues from all over the world during lunch and coffee breaks. Participants consider the WEO CRC SC meetings to be the world´s leading scientific meetings in the field. The attendees commented on the outstanding work of the Expert Working Groups and cutting-edge scientific presentations during the plenary session.

Overall, the WEO CRC SC meeting was the perfect start to an exciting 25th UEG Week Anniversary in Barcelona.

Presentations from the Barcelona WEO CRC SC meeting can be accessed via the WEO website.

Plans for the next year include meetings in:

– Washington D.C., USA on June 1, preceding DDW 2018

– Buenos Aires, in September 2018

– Vienna, Austria on October 19, preceding UEG Week 2018

– Seoul, Korea, in November 2018

– Sao Paolo, Brazil, in November 2018

To receive a regular update on the committee’s events and activities, you are welcome to join the WEO CRC SC mailing list. To be added to the list, please contact the WEO Secretariat: secretariat@worldendo.org. For more information about the WEO CRC SC click here.