The envelope please — ACG awards 21 SCOPYs

The American College of Gastroenterology recognized 21 projects in its third annual SCOPY awards Oct. 15 at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017, in Orlando, Fla.

The SCOPYs recognize service projects that encourage colorectal cancer outreach, prevention and year-round excellence. A three-judge panel determined the winners.

ACG President Carol Burke, MD, said in a release, "Year after year, the GI community demonstrates its remarkable dedication to support colorectal cancer prevention. The passion and dedication of ACG members to communicate the critical message of CRC screening and prevention is evident in every submission."

Here are the 21 award winners:

Best Spanish Language Video

Adewale B. Ajumobi, MD, of Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Spanish language video helps viewers understand what to expect from colonoscopy

Best Community Service Delivery

Austin (Texas) Gastroenterology

Second annual charity screening event for at-risk patients

Most Vibrant Community Event

Borland-Groover Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

600 people raise $50,000 for colorectal cancer awareness

Best Use of Patient Profiles to Increase Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Central Illinois Endoscopy Center in Peoria

“Don't Wait for a Reason. The Reasons Are Already There.”

Best Concept for Community Advertising by a Private Practice

Gastro Health in Miami

“Be There for Your Family During Those Special Moments”

Best Coordinated Social Media Campaign by a Private Practice

Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio

Professionally designed and synchronized social media messaging

Tie for Best in Blue

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in Philadelphia

When the Philly skyline turns blue, think of colon cancer

Tie for Best in Blue

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, Chair, ACG National Affairs Committee, ACG Board of Governors, Arkansas Gastroenterology of North Little Rock

Bridges and building go blue in little rock

Best Colorectal Cancer Awareness Outcomes Assessment

Jinendra Satiya, MD, and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Palm Beach's Regional GME Consortium and Internal Medicine Residency Program in Atlantis, Fla.

An office-based endeavor to increase screening rates

Best Multi-Channel Colorectal Cancer Awareness Initiative

John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Translating words into action

Best Call-to-Action

Midwest Gastroenterology in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

“What's in Your Colon?”

SCOPY Spirit of Collaboration Award

Fight Colorectal Cancer, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, American Cancer Society and Katie Couric

Livestreamed awareness event at hard rock cafe in New York City

Best Original Event Concept and Community Engagement

Pooja Singhal, MD, and Saint Anthony Gastroenterology Department in Oklahoma City

“Colon Polypalooza” held in partnership with Whole Foods

Best Community Service Delivery and Comprehensive Community Education Initiative

Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus

Sweeping community service and education for the public and the healthcare community

Best Social Media Tactic to Advance Education and Awareness

UC Irvine in Orange

Reaching the community through Facebook Live Video

Tie for Best CRC Awareness Initiative by an ACG Governor

Stephen T. Amann, MD, ACG Board of Governors, Digestive Health Specialists, PA, in Tupelo, Miss.

“Don't Clown Around, Get Screened”

Tie for Best CRC Awareness Initiative by an ACG Governor

James C. Hobley, MD, ACG Board of Governors, GastroIntestinal Specialists, AMC in Shreveport, La.

Dr. Seuss-Themed top hats and outfits for CRC awareness

Best Video by an Academic Center

UC Los Angeles

Q&A video on colorectal cancer to capture attention of age-appropriate patients

Best Patient Education Website

Andres Gelrud, MD, Gastro Health's Miami Cancer Institute

Juan F. Echavarria, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Neil Sengupta, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center

Using multimedia to provide patient education

SCOPY Inspiration & Impact Award

Matthew Paul Mewhorter, CancerOwl.com in Culpeper, Va.

CRC survivor tells stories through CancerOwl comic

Best Coordinated Community Health Intervention

University of Virginia's Department of Gastroenterology in Charlottesville

Reaching every corner of Virginia with coordinated public health effort

For more information on each project, click here.

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