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8:00 am - 12:15 pm


Best Western PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel

Learn how to successfully screen all eligible patients for colorectal cancer. This session will arm you with the tools to increase CRC screening rates, improve patient care and decrease the incidence of colorectal cancer in your community.



Featuring Leonard Wonnenberg, PA-C, Clinical Director

Mr. Wonnenberg graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2010 with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. He has been employed with Horizon for the past five years, serving the Huron area in Family Practice. In addition to seeing patients, Mr. Wonnenberg was appointed Clinical Director in January 2016. He has assisted in implementing and incorporating the Patient Centered Medical Home model at James Valley Community Health Center. He also works to promote quality improvement with Horizon throughout the organization and South Dakota.

He is an American Cancer Society Champion Speaker on Colorectal Cancer Screening. He has done several Webinars, presentations, training sessions, and a CRC Echo presentation on CRC screening.



7:30 am
Registration Opens

Light Breakfast and Coffee/Tea provided

8:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Courtney Buys – MPCA
Emily Coyle, MPH– American Cancer Society

8:15 am
The State of Colorectal Cancer in Montana
Heather Zimmerman, MPH– DPHHS
Hear the latest colorectal cancer screening data and practices among healthcare providers for the state of Montana.

8:45 am
Improving Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer Screening- The Science of Screening

Leonard Wonnenberg, PA-C– Horizon Health Care Inc.
Learn how implementing evidence based interventions and screenings will improve CRC screening rates.

10:15 am

10:30 am
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Interventions that Work
Leonard Wonnenberg, PA-C –Horizon Health Care Inc.
Learn about interventions that have worked to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in rural community health centers.

11:15 am
Looking Ahead– Looking Inward
Group activity to discuss major takeaways that can be implemented at your clinic.
Lunch will be served during the group activity.

12:00 pm
Closing and Next Steps
Courtney Buys– MPCA