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Expert Working Groups

The Expert Working Groups (EWGs) of the Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Committee were created to cover certain elements of CRC screening that required more in depth discussions. To date, there are six EWGs. Click on the name to learn more about each of them:

Expert Working Groups, and their leaders, that have been established by the World Endoscopy Organization Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee:

  Expert Working Group Leaders from commencement in 2012.


FIT for Screening Stephen Halloran (UK), James Allison (USA), Callum Fraser (UK), Graeme Young (Australia) and Ernst Kuipers (Netherlands); now: Sally Benton (UK), and Manon Spaander (Netherlands)


Improving Population Engagement in Screening Ronald Myers (USA). Note: This group was retired and integrated into number 3


WEO Coalition to Reduce Inequities in Colorectal Cancer Screening Samir Gupta (USA); now: Peter Liang (USA) and Christian von Wagner (UK)


Right-Sided Lesions and Interval Cancers Gerrit Mejer (Netherlands), Silvia Sanduleanu (Netherlands); Evelien Dekker (Netherlands); now: Matt Rutter (UK), Jeffrey Lee (USA)


Colonoscopy Screening Trials (in collaboration with the International Digestive Cancer Alliance) Sidney Winawer (USA), Ann Zauber (USA) and Joe Geenen (USA); now: Robin Mendelsohn (USA) and Roque Sáenz (Chile)


Evaluation of New Screening Tests Carlo Senore (Italy), Robert Steele (UK), Graeme Young (Australia)


Surveillance after Colorectal Neoplasia Rodrigo Jover (Spain), Uri Ladabaum (USA)


Image Enhanced Endoscopy and Endoscopic Therapy David Hewett (Australia), Heiko Pohl (USA); now: Heiko Pohl (USA)

The concept was trialed from 2009 and many were formally established in 2012. All but one (number 6) are ongoing.

Twenty four peer-reviewed consensus documents have emerged from these, for the full overview please see the ‘WEO CRC Screening Committee Publications’ available here.