NAACCR 2017 Annual Conference

NAACCR 2017 Annual Conference

2017 NAACCR Annual Conference abstract oral and poster acceptance letters were sent to submitters on March 3rd (Student submitters will be notified after the close of student abstract submissions). Check your email for the letter. We had a record number of abstracts submitted for the 2017 conference. Thank you to all who submitted an abstract. Contact Charlie Blackburn at cblackburn@naaccr.org if you did not receive an email for your abstract.

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June 16 – 23, 2017
Breaking Barriers in Cancer Surveillance
Photo: visitalbuquerque.org
Photo: Ron Behrmann
Photo: Verna Wood
Photo: Kim Ashley

Photos: visitalbuquerque.org, R. Behrmann, V. Wood, K. Ashley

Breaking Barriers in Cancer Surveillance

The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) invites you to attend the NAACCR 2017 Annual Conference. The conference will take place June 16 – 23, 2017, at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The New Mexico Tumor Registry and NAACCR welcome health professionals, and students interested in cancer surveillance as well as professionals in research, and registry operations.

The theme for 2017 is: “Breaking Barriers in Cancer Surveillance.” The 2017 conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from national experts in cancer surveillance, cancer registry operations, and cancer research. Sessions will explore the new era in cancer surveillance from multiple perspectives in North America. We are also planning a special day focused on the Registry of the Future on Monday, June 19.

Hosted by the New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Reserve Your Sponsorship and Exhibit Booth Today

NAACCR invites you to participate as a sponsor and/or exhibitor in the 2017 Annual Conference in New Mexico at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The Albuquerque meeting is sure to be great and we want you to be a part of it! Your support is critical in helping NAACCR in its mission to develop and promote uniform data standards for cancer registration; provide education and training; certify population-based registries; aggregate and publish data from central cancer registries; and promote the use of cancer surveillance data and systems for cancer control and epidemiologic research, public health programs, and patient care to reduce the burden of cancer in North America.

Pre and Post-Conference Workshops Announced for 2017

A wide variety of workshops are being offered for the 2017 conference.  NAACCR invites you to browse this year’s offerings and register today!

Submit Your Student Abstract

The General Call for Abstracts period has closed.  Student abstracts may still be submitted until Monday, March 27, 2017 (11:59 pm Eastern or 8:59 pm Pacific).

Registration & Fees

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Registration for the 2017 NAACCR Conference and workshops will be available later in 2016. Check back here for updated information and registration details.

NAACCR Full Conference RegistrationBefore May 1st 2017May 1st 2017, or later
NAACCR Member or Hospital Registrar$495 USD$575 USD
Non-Member$595 USD$675 USD
NAACCR Individual Member who is Retired/Inactive Professional$125 USD$150 USD
One Day RegistrationNAACCR MemberNon-Member
Tuesday, June 20$245 USD$295 USD
Wednesday, June 21$245 USD$295 USD
Thursday, June 22$245 USD$295 USD
Registry of the Future Registration
Monday, June 19$35 USD
Pre-Post Conference Workshops
Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications (6/16-19)$1,450 USD
Cancer Surveillance: An Overview and Hands-On Experience (6/17)$75 USD
Registry Usage of the SEER Abstracting Tool and the SEER Data Viewer (6/18)
$250 USD
SEER*Stat Basic (6/18)
$250 USD
How did you get my Name? (6/18)
$325 USD
Interactive Mapping Toolkit for Cancer Surveillance and Cancer Control (6/18)
$175 USD
SEER*Stat Advanced (6/19)
$250 USD
Evaluation of NCI-funded METRIC Software to Measure Cancer Health Environment (6/23-24)
$0 USD

Social Events

One ticket for the Opening Reception is included with full registration for members, hospital registrars, and non-members. Tickets for Guests or Retired/Inactive Professional Individual Members may be purchased online at www.naaccr.org or on-site at the registration desk for $60 per ticket.

NAACCR Opening Reception

Tuesday, June 20 — $60 USD each additional ticket

Cancellation Policy

Registrants providing written notice of cancellation received by the NAACCR office on or before May 1, 2017, will be refunded the registration fee minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after May 1, 2017. Substitutions of registrants are allowed at any time. Contact Monica Thornton by phone at 217.698.0800 ext. 1 or by email at mthornton@naaccr.org with any questions.

Agenda & Workshops

The Preliminary Program Agenda details will be available in Mid-February. Check back here for updated information and registration details.

Pre-Conference Workshop Topics Have Been Released

Time
Session
FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH - MONDAY JUNE 19THPRE-CONFERENCE
8:30 am - 4:30 pmCancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications (4 Day Workshop)
A highly-experienced faculty will present a stimulating and intensive 4-day course on the principles, methods and applications of cancer survival with population-based data.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17THPRE-CONFERENCE
9:00 am - 4:30 pmCancer Surveillance: An Overview and Hands-On Experience
This workshop will provide attendees with a basic introduction to cancer surveillance methods. This course is ideal for young investigators and students.
SUNDAY, JUNE 18THPRE-CONFERENCE
8:00 am - 12:00 pmRegistry Usage of the SEER Abstracting Tool and the SEER Data Viewer
The SEER Data Viewer is a utility tool for investigating and resolving data issues in large data files. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to use these applications to their full
potential through concrete examples and practical exercises.
8:30 am - 4:30 pmHow did you get my name? Conducting Survey Research in Central Cancer Registries and Optimizing Recruitment
This course will provide an orientation into the infrastructure requirements and processes
for conducting survey research at central cancer registries.
8:30 am - 5:30 pmSEER*Stat Basic Software Training
This course will introduce basic statistical topics in the analysis of cancer registry data
and how data can be analyzed using these techniques within the SEER*Stat
software.
1:00 pm - 4:45 pmInteractive Mapping Toolkit for Cancer Surveillance and Cancer Control
The course will provide participants with a better understanding of the tools
available for interactive mapping of cancer related data and how to apply
these tools in cancer surveillance, cancer control planning, and cancer
research.
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBoard of Directors Meeting
MONDAY, JUNE 19TH:PRE-CONFERENCE / NAACCR CONFERENCE CHECK-IN
8:30 am - 5:30 pmSEER*Stat Advanced Software Training
This course will introduce advanced statistical topics in the analysis of cancer registry data
and how data can be analyzed using these techniques within the SEER*Stat
software.
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistry of the Future Conference and Meetings - Separate Registration Required
Sponsor Join us for a day-long workshop focusing on the future of cancer surveillance. We recommend this workshop to all central registry directors and key staff. How will cancer registries function in the new cancer data eco-system? How can we optimize our resources and improve efficiency and data quality? What it the best model for cancer registration in the future- should all cancer data reside in a centralized data base? Or should we maintain links to other data systems and develop ad hoc databases to address specific questions? Bring your thoughts to this stimulating discussion of these issues and more with input from international experts! The Registry of the Future has been sponsored in part by a generous donation from the National Cancer Registrars Association. Without their support this program would not be possible.
12:00 pm - 7:00 pmNAACCR Annual Conference Registration and Check In
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmExhibitor and Poster Set Up
5:30 pm - 7:00 pmNAACCR Exhibitor Showcase and Poster Previewing
Be sure to attend the Registry of the Future wrap-up social and NAACCR Exhibitor / Poster Preview in a combined event. Catch up with colleagues to meet and have a small bite to eat before you head out for the evening to dinner.
TUESDAY, JUNE 20THCONFERENCE DAY 1
7:00 am - 8:00 amSteering Committee Meetings (Released in March)
8:30 am - 10:00 amOpening Ceremonies, Welcome, And Opening Plenary Session #1
8:30 am - 8:50 amWelcome to All Conference Attendees and Presentation
8:50 am - 10:00 amPlenary Session #1: Breaking Barriers - International Cancer Surveillance
Cancer Surveillance and Global Health; Dr. Jon Samet, USC
Working Toward Cancer Surveillance in Mexico; Dr. Alejandro Mohar, Mexico - Invited
Dr. Lisa Stevens, NCI, Office of Global Health
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak - Join us for an invigorating 16 minute talk during the break for special presentations on Late Breaker topics. You can stand up with your coffee or take a seat at this short session with BIG Ideas!
10:30 am - 12:00 pmConcurrent Session #1
Abstract acceptance and sessions will be announced in late February 2017. Check back here for details.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmConcurrent Session #2
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak - Late Breaker 16 minute topic talk during break.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmPlenary Session #2: International Collaborations
Dr. Heather Bryant - CPAC
Dr. Michel Coleman - CONCORD
Dr. Marianne Berwick, University of New Mexico, GEM
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmBirds of a Feather Open Discussion Forum
Join us for this lively discussion and presentation on current issues that face central cancer registries in the U.S. and Canada. Participate in the discussion or listen in on the challenges and potential solutions presented.
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmRequested Committee Meetings To Be Determined
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm2017 Conference Reception
All conference attendees are encouraged to attend the 2017 Opening Reception. This is a great opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues. You will also be sure to meet new acquaintances to expand your professional network. The 2017 format will is exciting and different. Awards will be presented.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21STCONFERENCE DAY 2
7:00 am - 8:00 amSteering Committee Meetings (Released in March)
8:30 am - 9:00 amNAACCR Business Meeting
All conference delegates are asked to attend the 2017 NAACCR Business Meeting. Important bylaws changes will be voted on (if required) as well as other critical business of the Association. Voting Delegates from their respective organizations are required to attend the NAACCR Business Meeting.
9:00 am - 10:30 am Plenary Session #3: Cancer Surveillance in American Indians / Alaska Natives/ Canadian First Nations - Moderator, Chuck Wiggins, University of New Mexico
Dr. Stephanie Melkonian, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Sara Nash, Alaska Native Tumor Registry
10:30 am - 11:00 amBreak - Late Breaker 16 minute topic talk during break.
11:00 am - 12:30 pmConcurrent Session #3
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmSteering Committee Meetings and Special Request Meetings as Needed
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmBike Ride Event
The NAACCR Wednesday Fun Bike Ride. Come join us for a leisurely bike ride around Albuquerque! Watch for more information through the NAACCR conference website or e-alerts sent out to attendees.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22NDCONFERENCE DAY 3
6:30 AMFree Fun Run / Walk
NAACCR encourages all attendees to take advantage of the NAACCR walk/run. It is estimated that over half of cancer cases can be prevented by lifestyle changes such as exercise, the limitation of tobacco use, and improved nutrition. Meet in the hotel lobby to enjoy a nice walk or jog to start your day off right! Information on this free event will be made available in January 2017!
7:00 am - 8:00 amSteering Committee Meetings (Released in March)
8:30 am - 10:00 amPlenary Session #4: Registry of the Future Part I: Surveillance in an Era of Emerging Technology and Precision Medicine
Advances in Integrating Health Claims Data Into Cancer Registry Data Systems
- Dr. Kevin Ward, Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics, Emory University
- Gary Levin, BA, CTR, Florida Cancer Data System
- Linda Coyle, Information Management Services, Inc
Natural Language Processing Initatives; Dr. Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Building a Case for the Collection of Genomic Data in Cancer Surveillance; Dr. Allison Kurian, Stanford University
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak - Late Breaker 16 minute topic talk during break.
10:30 am - 12:00 pmConcurrent Session #4
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmConcurrent Session #5
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak - Late Breaker 16 minute topic talk during break.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmClosing Plenary Session #5: Registry of the Future Part II: Visioning a Powerful Cancer Surveillance System for North America- Moderator, Betsy A. Kohler, NAACCR Executive Director
What ICD-11 Might Mean for Cancer Registries and Cancer Surveillance; Dr. Robert Anderson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCHS
CDC's Vision for the Future of Cancer Surveillance; Dr. Lisa Richardson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NCI's Vision for the Future of Cancer Surveillance; Dr. Lynne Penberthy, National Cancer Institute
Recap of Registry of the Future Workshop and Next Steps for the NAACCR Community; Dr. Antoinette Stroup, New Jersey State Cancer Registry, NAACCR President-Elect
NAACCR Presidential Turnover
5:00 pm - 5:15 pmInvitation to NAACCR 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!
Wendy Aldinger, RHIA, CTR; Registry Manager, Pennsylvania Cancer Registry
5:15 PM2017 NAACCR Annual Conference Concludes
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmClosing Reception and Social
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD - 24THPOST-CONFERENCE
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pmEvaluation of NCI-Funded METRIC Software to Measure Cancer Health Environment
Saturday 7:00 am - Noon
This meeting / workshop will provide an introduction to the METRIC software to Measure Cancer Health Environment, a GIS-based software. It will facilitate discussion on how to coordinate such an approach to environmental health with cancer surveillance collection and research.

Hotel & Travel

Host Hotel
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234

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The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque’s central downtown location makes it the ideal venue for the NAACCR conference. You can stroll along Albuquerque’s avenues to explore the shops and art galleries of the city or enjoy a leisurely walk to the conference sessions at the Albuquerque Convention Center just a short distance from the hotel. Within this distinctly “Southwestern” feeling New Mexico hotel, you’ll find dining options and spacious guestrooms that reflect the beauty of the surrounding Sandia Mountains.

Reservations 

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque for participants of the NAACCR 2017 Conference and Pre-conference workshops. NAACCR has negotiated a discounted rate for the conference.  Rooms are subject to availability.

We encourage all delegates to book their accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque.

Discounted NAACCR Conference Rates
Single: $159.00 USD
Double: $159.00 USD
Triple: $184.00 USD

All rates are subject to applicable taxes. Please note that these rates are quoted in U.S. dollars.

A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. No deposit is required. If no credit card can be provided, then the reservation will be cancelled if guest does not check-in within 24 hours of the date of arrival. A credit card must be provided if reserving your room online. Guests will receive a confirmation
email of their reservation after the reservation is complete. Please contact the hotel if you do not receive an email within 24 hours of making your reservation.

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel by 3pm on the day prior to your scheduled arrival date there is no penalty. If you cancel after that time, there will be a charge of one night’s room and tax to the credit card on file. In the event that a guest who has reserved a guest room within Group’s guest room block checks out prior to the guest’s reserved checkout date, an early departure fee of one night room and tax will be charged to that guest’s individual account. Guests wishing to avoid this fee must advise Hotel at or before check-in of any change in the scheduled length of stay. The cut-off date for the special NAACCR rate is Friday, May 19, 2017. After this date it is at the Hotel’s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability. Rooms before the conference for Pre-conference workshops may be reserved at the conference rate, subject to availability. Room check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm.

Airport

Visit Albuquerque’s airport web site.  This resource will provide information on terminal maps, parking, ground transportation, dining, and an interactive flight map.

Transportation and Shuttle Options

Explore Albuquerque!

Experience a delightful stay during the 2017 NAACCR Conference at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. The Hyatt is the host hotel for this year’s conference. The Hyatt features renowned services, generous amenities and central downtown location make us the ideal choice for both business travelers and vacationers. You can stroll along Albuquerque’s avenues to explore the shops and art galleries of our inviting city or enjoy a leisurely walk to your event at the Albuquerque Convention Center just a short distance from our hotel.

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Albuquerque Adventures Await

Wake to gorgeous views of the cityscape or mountains each morning before exploring Albuquerque’s top attractions and activities. A few of our favorite nearby destinations include the Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque Old Town, Cliff’s Amusement Park, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and Petroglyphs National Monument. There is plenty more to explore around Hyatt Regency Albuquerque; you’ll just have to visit to experience it all.

(Source: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque)

The City of Albuquerque, New Mexico

The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come immerse yourself in our rich culture and heritage, rooted in centuries of history. Soak in our blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a year-perfect for outdoor activities. Breathe in the high desert air scented with sage and piñon, and you’ll understand why Albuquerque, NM is a destination like no other.

Whether you want to shop for authentic Native American jewelry, try hot air ballooning, explore living history museums, enjoy Albuquerque events and festivals, sample local cuisines or hit the golf courses and spas, Albuquerque has you covered.

(source Albuquerque CVB)

NAACCR invites you to participate in the 2017 Annual Conference as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.
The Albuquerque meeting is sure to be great and we want you to be a part of it!

Your support is critical in helping NAACCR in its mission to develop and promote uniform data standards for cancer registration; provide education and training; certify population-based registries; aggregate and publish data from central cancer registries; and promote the use of cancer surveillance data and systems for cancer control and epidemiologic research, public health programs, and patient care to reduce the burden of cancer in North America.

Over 375 cancer researchers and surveillance professionals are expected to attend. These include NAACCR members from Canada and the United States as well as representatives from government agencies, hospitals, and medical associations.

The NAACCR Annual Conference offers a range of sponsorship opportunities that will allow you to enhance your profile with NAACCR members and other attendees and to show your support of NAACCR’s Mission. Custom sponsorship packages are also available. Please contact the NAACCR office if interested in other opportunities.

 

General Information

Exhibits will be located in or near the room where breakfasts and breaks are served. Posters will be displayed near the exhibit area when possible.

Both exhibitors and sponsors are eligible for the NAACCR member early registration fee of $495 per person for individuals who staff the booth for your organization. To assist you in avoiding the last-minute on-site registration rush, and to expedite your registration process, it is imperative that you pre-register all staff from your organization who will be attending the conference, whether attending the sessions or manning the booth space. We will then have your name badge and conference packet ready for you when you arrive to ensure a speedy and hassle free registration. Name badges will not be issued to non-registered exhibitor staff.

WHY SPONSOR THE NAACCR 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE?

  • Strengthen existing relationships and develop new ones
  • Showcase your products and services
  • Connect with leaders and decision makers of the cancer surveillance community
  • Support NAACCR in its mission in the Cancer Surveillance Community

Sponsorship Levels and Exhibit Information

Diamond Sponsor $20,000 USD

  • Four complimentary registrations (value up to $675 each)
  • Diamond Sponsor designation at exhibit booth
  • Double Booth Package in Premium Location
  • Prominent acknowledgement sign at registration area
  • Acknowledgement from podium
  • Diamond Sponsor designation ribbon for representative
  • Company logo and link on NAACCR Conference web page until December 31, 2017
  • Listing in the Final Conference Program specifying the level of sponsorship
  • Logo featured in the Final Conference Program
  • Sponsor “Thank You” link on the NAACCR conference page
  • Sponsor representatives who will staff the exhibit booth are extended the member early registration fee of $495 through June 20, 2017

 

Platinum Sponsor $10,000 USD

  • Two complimentary registrations (value up to $675 each)
  • Platinum Sponsor designation at exhibit booth
  • Double Booth Package in Premium Location
  • Prominent acknowledgement sign at registration area
  • Acknowledgement from podium
  • Platinum Sponsor designation ribbon for representative
  • Company logo and link on NAACCR Conference web page until December 31, 2017
  • Listing in the Final Conference Program specifying the level of sponsorship
  • Logo featured in the Final Conference Program
  • Sponsor “Thank You” link on the NAACCR conference page
  • Sponsor representatives who will staff the exhibit booth are extended the member early registration fee of $495 through June 20, 2017

 

Gold Sponsor $3,500 USD

  • Prominent acknowledgment sign at registration area
  • Acknowledgment from podium as a Gold Sponsor
  • Standard Booth Package
  • Listing in the Program specifying the level of sponsorship
  • Logo featured in the Final Conference Program
  • Sponsor “Thank You” link on the NAACCR conference page
  • Sponsor representatives who will staff the exhibit booth are extended the member early registration fee of $495 through June 20, 2017

 

Silver Sponsor $2,500 USD

  • Acknowledgment sign at registration area
  • Acknowledgment from podium as a Silver Sponsor
  • Standard Booth Package
  • Listing in the Program specifying the level of sponsorship
  • Logo featured in the Final Conference Program
  • Sponsor “Thank You” link on the NAACCR conference page
  • Sponsor representatives who will staff the exhibit booth are extended the member early registration fee of $495 through June 20, 2017

 

Bronze Sponsor $1,500

  • Acknowledgment sign at registration area
  • Acknowledgment from podium as a Bronze Sponsor
  • Standard Booth Package
  • Listing in the Program specifying the level of sponsorship
  • Logo featured in the Final Conference Program
  • Sponsor “Thank You” link on the NAACCR conference page
  • Sponsor representatives who will staff the exhibit booth are extended the member early registration fee of $495 through June 20, 2017

 

Exhibitor $500 – $1,000

  • Standard Booth Package (10’ x 10’ booth space, 6’ draped table, 2 chairs, ID sign, waste can) available for $500
  • Double Booth Package (10’ x 20’ booth space) available for $1000
  • Listing in the Final Conference Program specifying the level of sponsorship
  • Logo featured in the Final Conference Program
  • Sponsor representatives who will staff the exhibit booth are extended the member early registration fee of $495 through June 20, 2017

 

Cyber Cafe Sponsor $1,000

  • Acknowledgement sign at Cyber Café area
  • Opportunity to provide literature for distribution in internet lounge area
  • Sponsor’s logo and link on each laptop in the Cyber Café area or homepage is set to sponsor’s website

EXHIBIT SPACE INCLUDES:

  • 10′ x 10′ booth space
  • 6′ draped table
  • Two side chairs
  • 8′ high back drape
  • 3′ high side drape
  • One wastebasket

Purchase your booth in the NAACCR store below!

Conference registration will begin in February. For those levels including a discounted conference rate, please contact Monica Thornton at 217-698-0800, ext. 1 or at mthornton@naaccr.org. A discount code will be given to the contact which can be used to secure the exhibitor/sponsor rate during conference registration.

EXHIBIT HOURS:

  • Monday, June 19 – Set-up 1:00pm – 5:00pm*
  • Monday, June 19 – Showcase 5:30m – 7:00pm*
  • Tues., June 20 – Display hours 7:00am – 5:00pm*
  • Wed., June 21 – Display hours 7:00am – 12:00pm*
  • Thurs., June 22 – Display hours 7:00am – 1:30pm*
  • Thurs., June 22 – Dismantle 1:30pm – 2:30pm*

*Times are subject to change

Accepting Student Abstracts Until March 27, 2017

The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) is pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation at the NAACCR 2017 Annual Conference. The conference will take place June 17 – 22, 2017, in Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. The New Mexico Tumor Registry and NAACCR welcome submissions from colleagues, health professionals, and students interested in cancer surveillance, research, and registry operations. All submitters whose abstract is accepted for poster presentation may be considered for a NAACCR Poster Award. Students who meet eligibility criteria may be considered for a NAACCR Student Oral or Poster Presentation Award.

The theme this year is: “Breaking Barriers in Cancer Surveillance.” The 2017 conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from national experts in cancer surveillance, cancer registry operations, and cancer research. Sessions will explore the new era in cancer surveillance from multiple perspectives in North America. We are also planning a special day focused on the Registry of the Future prior to the conference.

Track 1: Cancer and Diversity

  • Special populations
  • Cancer and socioeconomic status
  • Cancer in immigrant populations
  • Cancer in native populations
  • Cancer in sexual and gender minorities

Track 2: Cancer Across Borders

  • Cancer in Mexico
  • Cancer in the Caribbean
  • Challenges of establishing a cancer registry
  • Cancer surveillance and research in international settings
  • Cancer and migration

Track 3: Registry of the Future

  • Visioning the future of cancer surveillance
  • Role and purpose: What is our changing role into the future
  • Big Data: Ownership, linkages, formats
  • Moving toward an XML data exchange standard
  • Tissue repositories, biomarkers, prognostic factors
  • Technologic and scientific advances and innovations

Track 4: Registries Speak: Challenges and Solutions in Data Management Systems

  • Data consolidation
  • Death clearance
  • Using ancillary systems for core data management
  • Using credit and other systems for follow-up
  • Overcoming the SSN dilemma

Track 5: Update on Standards and Staging

  • Implementation of staging in 2017, 2018
  • New data standards 2017, 2018
  • Collaborative trainings
  • Analysis of stage data
  • New tools for staging

Track 6: Data Collection and Operations

  • Data quality, control, and standards
  • Meaningful Use implementation and challenges
  • Development of new data elements
  • Innovative data collection

Track 7: Data Analysis

  • Innovative analytical methods and analyses
  • Analytic epidemiology
  • Survival analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems and mapping
  • Cancer clusters: Analytical and political challenges
  • Tools for data analysis

Track 8: Cancer Epidemiology

  • Cancers with changing patterns
  • Pediatric cancer
  • Epidemiologic studies using registry data
  • Over-diagnosis of cancer

Collaborative Breakout Sessions: Authors are encouraged to consider submission of a collaborative breakout session focused on a specific topic. These sessions should have 3-4 speakers from different registries/organizations. If you are interested in collaborating with others to present a themed breakout session, please mark your abstract submission form in the box “Proposed Collaborative Breakout Session” and list the primary authors of the other abstracts in your proposed session.

Submission Deadlines:

Poster and Oral Presentation Abstracts:
Monday, January 30, 2017 (11:59 pm Eastern Time or 8:59 pm Pacific Time).
Students: Monday, March 27, 2017 (11:59 pm Eastern Time or 8:59 pm Pacific Time).

Abstracts received after the deadlines will not be accepted.

SUBMIT YOUR STUDENT ABSTRACT

All abstracts must be submitted electronically. You may access the abstract submission form directly by clicking the link above “SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT”. Accepted abstracts and posters will be posted on the NAACCR website after the conference. Please note that only registered conference participants may present at an oral session or display a poster.

For questions regarding the electronic submission of abstracts, please contact Kat Duda at Venue West Conference Services Ltd. kduda@venuewest.com; 1-866-481-5226. If you have any questions about the Call for Abstracts, please email Charles Wiggins, PhD, Program Committee Chair: cwiggins@salud.unm.edu. Complete information on the conference and the pre-conference workshops will be communicated by email in mid-February. Thank you for your participation and see you in Albuquerque!

Sincerely,

Wiggins signature for NAACCR-DD
Charles L. Wiggins, PhD
Director, New Mexico Tumor Registry
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chair, 2017 NAACCR Program Committee

Program Committee

Thanks to all the members of the 2017 Program Committee for their time and guidance in planning the 2017 conference!

  • Chuck Wiggins – Chair, New Mexico Tumor Registry
  • Shari Ackerman – Missouri Cancer Registry
  • Wendy Aldinger – Pennsylvania Cancer Registry
  • Vicki Bernard – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-NPCR
  • Charlie Blackburn – NAACCR
  • Kat Duda – Venue West
  • Brenda Edwards – National Cancer Institute-SEER
  • Susan Gershman – Massachusetts Cancer Registry
  • Jeannette Jackson-Thompson – Missouri Cancer Registry
  • Betsy Kohler – NAACCR
  • Mary Lewis – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-NPCR
  • Angela Martin – NAACCR
  • Angela Meisner – New Mexico Tumor Registry
  • Lynne Penberthy – National Cancer Institute-SEER
  • Susan Perez – Texas Cancer Registry
  • Rich Pinder – Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program
  • Chandrika Rao – North Carolina Cancer Registry
  • Stephanie Stevenson – Venue West
  • Nan Stroup – New Jersey Cancer Registry
  • Heather Stuart-Panko – Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
  • Monica Thornton – NAACCR
  • Francesca Velotti – Venue West
  • Hannah Weir – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-NPCR
  • Ginger Williams – New Mexico Tumor Registry
  • Judy Williams – ELEKTA

2018 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 9-16, 2018
Single/Double Room Rate: $165 US

2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
June 8-15, 2019
Single/Double Room Rate: $199 US

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