NAACCR 2018 Annual Conference

NAACCR 2018 Annual Conference

 

June 9 – 16, 2018
“Bridging the Path to the Future of Cancer Surveillance”


The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) invites you to attend the NAACCR 2018 Annual Conference. The conference will take place June 9 – 16, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Cancer Registry and NAACCR welcome health professionals, and students interested in cancer surveillance as well as professionals in research, and registry operations.

The theme this year is: “Bridging the Path to the Future of Cancer Surveillance.” The 2018 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 would like to thank our colleagues at the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry for hosting the 2018 NAACCR Annual Conference in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh! Check back here in late fall of 2017 for more details on the 2018 conference. Planning is currently underway for an exciting, educational, and motivating 2018 NAACCR Annual Scientific Conference.

Students

Loraine Escobedo, 2013 NAACCR Annual Conference Student Award Winner discusses her experience with NAACCR. Be sure to submit an abstract and have your work recognized!

2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ANNOUNCEMENT

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 2018 Annual Conference. The conference will take place June 9 – 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Cancer 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: “Bridging the Path to the Future of Cancer Surveillance.” The 2018 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.

Track 1: Cancer and Diversity

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

Track 2: New Directions

  • Visioning the future of cancer surveillance
  • Big Data: Ownership, linkages, formats, challenges, successes
  • Implementing the XML data exchange standard and implications
  • Tissue repositories, biomarkers, prognostic factors
  • Technologic and scientific advances and innovations

Track 3: Registries Speak: Challenges and Solutions in Data Management

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

Track 4: Update on Standards and Staging

  • Implementation of staging in 2018
  • New data standards 2018
  • Collaborative trainings
  • Analysis of stage data
  • New tools for staging
  • SSDI data items

Track 5: Data Collection and Operations

  • Data quality, control, and standards
  • Innovative data collection

Track 6: Data Analysis

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

Track 7: 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 15, 2018 (11:59 pm Eastern Time or 8:59 pm Pacific Time).

Students: Monday, March 26, 2018 (11:59 pm Eastern Time or 8:59 pm Pacific Time).

Abstracts received after the deadlines will not be accepted.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

All abstracts must be submitted electronically. You may access the abstract submission form directly by clicking the link above “SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT” or visit the NAACCR Annual Conference website at naaccr2018.org. 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 Wendy Aldinger, Program Committee Chair, at wealdinger@pa.gov. 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 Pittsburgh!

Sincerely,

Wendy Aldinger, RHIA, CTR
Registry Manager, Pennsylvania Cancer Registry
Chair, 2018 NAACCR Program Committee

2018 NAACCR Program Committee

  • Chair: Wendy Aldinger – Pennsylvania Cancer Registry
  • Vickie Benard – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Charlie Blackburn – NAACCR
  • Joe Burkhart – Pennsylvania Cancer Registry
  • Castine Clerkin – NAACCR
  • Brenda Edwards – National Cancer Institute
  • Susan Gershman – Massachusetts Cancer Registry
  • Jim Hofferkamp – NAACCR
  • Ahmedin Jemal – American Cancer Society
  • Betsy Kohler – NAACCR
  • Mary Lewis – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Angela Martin – NAACCR
  • Lisa Paddock – New Jersey Cancer Registry
  • Rich Pinder – Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program
  • Lynne Penberthy – National Cancer Institute
  • Lisa Richardson – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Randi Rycroft – Colorado Central Cancer Registry
  • Antoinette Stroup – New Jersey Cancer Registry
  • Heather Stuart-Panko – Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
  • Sharon Winters – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Chuck Wiggins – New Mexico Tumor Registry
  • Evelyn Talbott – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Monica Thornton – NAACCR
  • Melanie Williams – Texas Cancer Registry

 

Conference Planner Support to Program Committee

  • Kat Duda – Venue West Ltd.
  • Francesca Velotti – Venue West Ltd.

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 391-4600

 

In the Central Business District, this upscale contemporary hotel is 0.7 miles from The Andy Warhol Museum, 1.6 miles from Heinz Field and 18.7 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Reservations
A block of guest rooms will be reserved for participants of the NAACCR 2018 Conference and Pre-conference workshops. NAACCR has negotiated a discounted rate for the conference. Rooms are subject to availability.

Details on how to book a room will be posted in early 2018.

Discounted NAACCR Conference Rates
Single: $165.00 USD
Double: $165.00 USD

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

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

2020 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 21-26, 2020
Single/Double Room Rate: $209 US

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