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Transition to FIT - Education Sessions

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Ontario will be transitioning from the guiac fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) to the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) for colorectal cancer screening in early 2019. The South West Regional Cancer Program is hosting educational dinner sessions this fall to:

  • Introduce the new test for colorectal cancer screening (Fecal Immunochemical Test - FIT)

  • Examine evidence to support FIT (instead of colonoscopy) for screening in persons at average risk for colorectal cancer

  • Discuss the expected outcomes of a positive FIT colonoscopy

  • Describe changes to the ColonCancerCheck program

  • Discuss primary care providers’ role in FIT implementation in Ontario

For your convenience, there are five educational dinner sessions to choose from. Each session will be hosted by Dr. Jan Owen (Primary Care Lead) and Dr. Brian Yan (Endoscopy Lead) in conjunction with your local Primary Care Alliance.

Owen Sound - October 17, 2018
Blyth - October 24, 2018
Woodstock - November 7, 2018
London - November 21, 2018
St. Thomas - November 22, 2018

Click on the REGISTER button on the right to select your preferred option. The sessions are free; however, advance registration is required to appropriately plan for dinner. Thank you.

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