NAACCR 2018 Annual Conference

NAACCR 2018 Annual Conference


June 9 – 14, 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 – 14, 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.


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!

Registration & Fees

NAACCR Full Conference RegistrationBefore May 1st 2018May 1st 2018, 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 12$245 USD$295 USD
Wednesday, June 13$245 USD$295 USD
Thursday, June 14$245 USD$295 USD
Pre-Post Conference Workshops
Basic SEER*Stat Software Training (6/9)$275 USD
Advanced SEER*Stat Software Training (6/10)$275 USD
Geocoding and updates to the NAACCR Geocoder (6/10)$195 USD
Match*Pro Training: Navigating the New Linkage Software (6/10)$195 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 or on-site at the registration desk for $60 per ticket.

NAACCR Opening Reception

Tuesday, June 12 — $60 USD each additional ticket

Cancellation Policy

Registrants providing written notice of cancellation received by the NAACCR office on or before May 1, 2018, will be refunded the registration fee minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after May 1, 2018. Substitutions of registrants are allowed at any time. Contact Monica Thornton by phone at 217.698.0800 ext. 1 or by email at with any questions.

2018 Preliminary Program – Schedule Subject to Change

TimeSessionCoordinators / Speaker
JUNE 9-11
Cancer Informatics Hackathon - Presented by The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
NAACCR invites you to this exciting 3-day software hackathon to develop innovative software tools and explore novel technological approaches to transform cancer control and prevention methods in a collaborative environment.

Our goals for the hackathon are:
Introduce informatics professionals and students to an exciting career in the rapidly evolving world of cancer control and data science
Recruit talented, motivated, innovative people into the cancer informatics workforce
Gather the brightest informatics minds in the Pittsburgh area for 3 days to hack out solutions to major cancer control problems fueled by great prizes, food, interesting projects, and fun collaborations.

NAACCR will hold the hackathon in conjunction with its 2018 Annual NAACCR Conference, so you will have a great opportunity to network with a talented, dedicated, diverse group of professionals, united through the NAACCR organization to promote high-quality, population-based cancer registries across North America.
8:30 am - 5:30 pmSEER*Stat Basic Software TrainingAngela Mariotto, PhD
SEER*Stat Basic Training covers case listing, frequency, and rate sessions. Joinpoint regression software and an introduction to Delay-Adjustment is also included. This course also includes a basic overview of age-adjustment and some key analytic fields.
7:00 am - 6:00 pmSEER QC Managers MeetingSarah Hussey
(Invitation Only Please)
9:00 am - 2:00 pmGeocoding OperationsRecinda Sherman, PhD
The Geocoding Operations course is a practical course designed to help registries improve their geocoding operations. This course will provide an overview of how geocoding works, outline pre- and post-geocoding processes, and detail recent changes with the NAACCR Geocoding. Special attention will be made to issues with geocoding quality and new features of the NAACCR Geocoder: MicroMatch Status, Penalty Score, Minimum Match Score, Exhaustive Search Function, and Interactive Geocoding Interface. Participants may upload registry data to the NAACCR geocoder prior to the course or use a non-confidential data set.
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmMatch*Pro Training: Navigating the NEW Linkage SoftwareCastine Clerkin, MS, CTR
This course will provide instruction on the use of Match*Pro, a new linkage software developed by IMS, Inc. Attendees will learn about basic linkage concepts, receive instruction on Match*Pro software functionality, and have the opportunity to perform test linkages and explore the system capabilities.
This course is highly recommended for participants in the Virtual Pooled Registry (VPR). Match*Pro will be the software used for these linkages.
8:30 am - 5:30 pmAdvanced SEER*Stat Software TrainingAngela Mariotto, PhD
SEER*Stat Advanced Topics covers survival, limited-duration prevalence, multiple primary analysis, and left-truncated life tables analysis using SEER*Stat.
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBoard of Directors Meeting
8:00 am - 5:00 pmNAACCR Committee Meetings
Rooms will be available for Steering Committees as well as work groups, task force groups, and subcommittee meetings that fall under each Steering Committee.
Communications Steering Committee + Other Communications Committee Meetings
Professional Development Steering Committee + Other Pro. Dev. Committee Meetings
Research and Data Use Steering Committee + Other RDU Committee Meetings
Standardization and Registry Development Steering Committee + Other Stan. & RD Committee Meetings
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmS&RD Steering Committee Meeting
Strategic Alliances Steering Committee + Other SA Committee Meetings
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 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.
5:45 pm - 6:30 pmHackathon Presentations and Judging
Prior to the Annual Conference NAACCR will hos a Hackathon in Downtown Pittsburgh. The competing teams will present their projects and results for judging. Join us for this truly unique event that will be held in the Exhibit Hall.
The goals for the hackathon are:
Introduce informatics professionals and students to an exciting career in the rapidly evolving world of cancer control and data science.
Recruit talented, motivated, innovative people into the cancer informatics workforce.
Gather the brightest informatics minds in the Pittsburgh area for 3 days to hack out solutions to major cancer control problems fueled by great prizes, food, interesting projects, and fun collaborations.
6:30 am - 8:00 amBreakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 amResearch and Data Use Steering Committee Meeting
7:00 am - 5:00 pmConference Registration and Check In
7:00 am - 5:00 pmExhibit Hall Open
7:00 am - 5:00 pmPoster Viewing
8:00 am - 8:30 amOpening Ceremonies and 2018 Program Chair Recognition
8:30 am - 9:00 amKeynote Speaker: Matt Jones
Life Is A Marathon: Matt will provide winning strategies for cancer surveillance field professionals for personal and professional success. He will share his against all odds story of conquering cancer three times, relearning how to walk and completing a marathon he will leave the audience inspired, encouraged, and motivated for upcoming challenges.
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Plenary Session #1: Bridge to the Future

9:00 am - 9:50 amAdvances in Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy: What Cancer Registries Need to Know About Advances in OncologyDr. Robert Ferris, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
9:50 am - 10:00 amQ & A
Placeholder for 2018 Presentation of the Calum S. Muir Memorial Award and Constance L. Percy Award for Distinguished Service
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
10:05 am - 10:25 amNAACCR YOUNG Talk
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session #1

12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch on Your Own
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmMedullary Thyroid Carcinoma Study Luncheon - Sponsor: United BioSource Corp. (Invitation Only Please)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Plenary Session #2: A Clear Path to the Legal Side

1:30 pm - 1:55 pmChanging Laws to Collect BiospeccimesDr. Xiaocheng Wu, Louisiana Tumor Registry
1:55 pm - 2:20 pmChanging Laws to Collect E-Path in CaliforniaDr. Dennis Deapen, Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program
2:20 pm - 2:45 pmCentral IRBs and the Future of Surveillance ResearchDr. Steven Friedmen, National Cancer Institute
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmQ & A
3:05 pm - 3:25 pmNAACCR YOUNG Talk
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session #2

4:40 pm - 5:00 pmNAACCR Lightning Round - Late Breaker Topics and Up To Date Announcements
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmBirds of a Feather "Doing More with Less"Susan Bolick, MSPH, CTR, South Carolina Central Cancer Registry
Join us for this lively discussion on the challenges and potential solutions presented. Lori Koch, BA, CCRP, CTR, Illinois State Cancer Registry
Dr. Melanie Williams, Texas Cancer Registry
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm2018 Conference Reception
7:00 PMDoors Open
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAll conference attendees are encouraged to attend the 2018 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.
Entertainment and heavy appetizers will be available to attendees. Cash bar will also be available.
6:30 AM - 8:00Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 amRise and Shine Session - Topic to Be Released in Spring 2018!
All are invited to this early session. This topic will be determined at a later date. Sponsored by the NAACCR Communications Steering Committee.
7:00 am - 12:00 pmExhibit Hall Open
7:00 am - 12:00 pmPoster Viewing
7:30 am - 11:45 amConference Registration and Check In
8:15 am - 8:45 amNAACCR Business Meeting
All conference delegates are asked to attend the 2018 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 pm

Concurrent Session #3

10:30 am - 11:00 amBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
10:35 am - 10:55 amNAACCR YOUNG Talk
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Plenary Session #3: New Paths to New Data and New Sources

11:00 am - 11:25 amUsing Data from EMR'sJitin Aassani, BS, MBA, CommonWell
11:25 am - 11:50 pmCapturing Recurrence DataDr. Angela Mariotto, National Cancer Institute
11:50 pm - 12:15 pmStructured Data Capture and the CAP ProjectSandy Jones, MDE, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmQ & A
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmPresentation of the Calum S. Muir Award, Constance Percy Award for Distinguished Service, and Outgoing NAACCR Board Member Awards
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch On Your Own
Scheduled Meetings
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmProfessional Development Steering Committee Meeting
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmInternational Cancer Surveillance Meeting - TBD
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmXML Data Exchange Work Group Meeting
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmNAACCR Sponsoring Member Organizations Meeting - TBD
6:30 am - 8:00 amBreakfast
6:30 am - 7:30 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!
7:00 am - 11:30 amConference Registration Check In
7:00 am - 1:30 pmExhibit Hall Open
7:00 am - 10:30 amPoster Viewing
7:00 am - 7:45 amSteering Committee Meetings as Requested
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Plenary Session #4: Cancer Surveillance Data for Cancer Control and Clinical Outcome Improvement

8:30 am - 9:10 amAmerican Cancer Society CANKirsten Sloan, American Cancer Society
9:10 am - 9:40 amMeasured Changes of Clinical Care in New MexicoDr. Chuck Wiggins, New Mexico Tumor Registry
9:40 am - 10:00 amQ & A
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
10:05 am - 10:25 amNAACCR YOUNG Talk
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session #4

12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch On Your Own, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmAssisted Reproductive Technology Study Luncheon - Invitation Only Please
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmExhibit Break Down and Poster Removal
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session #5

3:00 pm - 3:30pmBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Plenary Session #5: Bridge to the Future - The NAACCR Showcase

3:30 pm - 3:50 pmStudent Poster and Oral Awards
3:50 pm - 4:10 pmLate Breaker Updates
4:10 pm - 4:30 pmPresidential Update
4:30 pm - 4:50 pmVirtual Pooled Registry Update
NAACCR Hackathon Results
4:50 pm - 5:15 pmClosing Ceremonies
5:15 pm - 5:30 pmInvitation to NAACCR 2019, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada!
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm2018 NAACCR Annual Conference Concludes
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmClosing Networking Opportunity
Take advantage of this opportunity to wrap up the conference with colleagues and new connections before you depart.

NAACCR invites you to participate in the 2018 Annual Conference as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.

  • 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

NAACCR Booth at the 2017 Annual Conference in AlbuquerqueDon’t miss it!
For over 30 years, the NAACCR annual conference has attracted cancer researchers, surveillance professionals, and representatives from government agencies, hospitals, and medical associations from the U.S., Canada, and all over the world. The Pittsburgh conference is sure to attract long-time cancer surveillance experts and rising, future leaders. We want you to be a part of it!

Support 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.

General Information

Exhibits and posters will be located in the ballroom where breakfasts and breaks are served.

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 (a $180 discount off the regular, non-member rate). To expedite the registration process, it is imperative that you pre-register all staff from your organization who will be attending the conference, whether attending the sessions and/or manning the booth space. This year, staffers will simply be able to choose the Exhibitor rate when registering for the conference no code needed. We will then have their name badge and conference materials ready for them when they arrive to ensure a speedy and hassle free check-in. Name badges will not be issued to non-registered exhibitor staff.

Exciting New Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities:
The NAACCR Annual Conference is offering new sponsorship opportunities and streamlined exhibitor registration this year that includes registration for one exhibit attendee.

Sponsorship Levels and Exhibit Information

Partner Level $7500 USD (Exclusive sponsorship opportunity)*

– Six complimentary conference registrations

– Sponsorship of the Splash Screen when opening the Conference Mobile Application

– Partner Level designation at exhibit booth

– Standard Booth Package in premium location

– Logo on monitor at registration area

– Acknowledgement from podium as a Partner Level Sponsor

Partner Sponsor designation ribbon for representatives

– Company logo and link on NAACCR Conference web page until December 31, 2018

– Organization listing and logo featured in the Final Conference Program as a Partner Level Sponsor

– Sponsor “Thank You” link on the NAACCR conference page

Contributor Level $2500 USD (Three opportunities available)*

– Banner Ad at the bottom of the Conference Mobile Application (choose Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday)

– Logo on monitor at registration area

– Acknowledgment from podium

– Standard Booth Package

Includes one conference registration

– Organization listing and logo featured in the Final Conference Program as a Contributor Level Sponsor

– Sponsor “Thank You” link on the NAACCR conference page

– Conference registrations at $495/attendee

Technology Spotlight $2000 USD*

– 15 minute talking spot in the Exhibit Hall during a scheduled Session Break

– A/V equipment included (monitor, podium, mic, laptop, speaker system)

– Signage, seating included

– Time and location of Technology Spotlight listed in the Final Conference Program

– Organization listing and logo featured in the Final Conference Program

Exhibitor $1000 – $1,500

– Standard Booth Package and one conference registration available for $1000 –or

– Double Booth Package and one conference registration available for $1500

– Organization’s Listing and Logo featured in the Final Conference Program

– Additional conference registrations available for $495

*Registration for these opportunities closes on May 1, 2018.


  • 10′ x 10′ booth space
  • 6′ draped table
  • Two side chairs
  • 8′ high back drape
  • 3′ high side drape
  • One wastebasket
  • 7” x 44” Sign


  • 20′ x 10′ booth space
  • Two 6′ draped tables
  • Two side chairs
  • 8′ high back drape
  • 3′ high side drape
  • One wastebasket
  • 7” x 44” Sign

Conference registration will open in February. The $495 rate for additional exhibitors will be available as an option during checkout.


Monday, June 11 – Set-up 1:00pm – 5:00pm*

Monday, June 11 – Showcase 5:30am – 7:00pm*

Tues., June 12 – Display hours 7:00am – 5:00pm*

Wed., June 13 – Display hours 7:00am – 12:00pm*

Thurs., June 14 – Display hours 7:00am – 3:30pm*

Thurs., June 14 – Dismantle 3:30pm – 4:00pm*

*Times are subject to change

Hotel & Travel

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.

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.

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.

Students have until Monday, March 26 (11:59 pm ET) to submit their abstracts. Submission of general abstracts is now closed.


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.

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.; 1-866-481-5226. If you have any questions about the Call for Abstracts, please email Wendy Aldinger, Program Committee Chair, at 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!


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.

Conference Activities

*This page will be updated with additional activities/information when it become available.

9th Annual NAACCR Fun Walk/Run

Join us for the 9th Annual NAACCR Fun Walk/Run. This is an early morning, approximately 2 mile, informal, group walk/run through the local neighborhood. Maps will be provided.

Meet in the conference hotel lobby at 6:30 am on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Let’s rise and shine and get our exercise on!

Explore Pittsburgh Bike Tour

Explore Pittsburgh Bike Tour group travelling riverside

The Explore Pittsburgh Bike Tour connects riders to the riverfront trails while highlighting Pittsburgh’s current developments as well as its history. Knowledgeable guides will provide you with a unique perspective of the City of Champyinz! They run an easy and enjoyable tour pace suitable for everyone to enjoy. The saddle time will be roughly 1.5 hours with stops along the way. Participants will meet Golden Triangle Bike Company in a park across from the Wyndham Hotel. Specific instructions will be provided in your registration confirmation. This event requires registration and payment by Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern. The maximum number of riders is 40. Spaces will be confirmed on a first come first served basis. For safety reasons, registration will not be allowed after June 6, 2018. A waiver must be printed, signed, and provided when you arrive at the check-in location.

The cost will be $35 per person. Registration will open in mid-February and should be completed through the NAACCR website to ensure you are included in the conference group.

Please print and sign the waiver:

Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a must-see destination. Most recently, Harper’s Bazaar named Pittsburgh one of the Best Places to Travel in 2017. With all of the outstanding attractions, award-winning restaurants, world-class accommodations and so much more, it’s not surprising. Below are a couple options for enjoying this award-winning city. The following events are not arranged through NAACCR. Registration and event information must be obtained through each web site.

Take a step back in time on a century-old cable car and see the best views of downtown Pittsburgh while riding one of the few remaining inclines in the country. Opened on May 20, 1877, the Duquesne Incline was rescued and restored by a group of local residents in 1963 and still delights residents and visitors with its original, elegant, wooden cable cars. Now you can visit the interior of the incline and watch the machinery while it operates.

For the best in Pittsburgh Riverboat Tours, cruise with Gateway Clipper Fleet. For over 50 years we have been sailing the Three Rivers hosting Pittsburgh Sightseeing and Dining Cruises. We also present breathtaking Pittsburgh Weddings, elegant Corporate Outings, and fun School & Social Events with the picturesque city skyline as the backdrop. Join us and experience the best Pittsburgh tours. It only happens out on the water!

Explore Pittsburgh’s rich tradition of innovation and discover 250 years of Western Pennsylvania history. The Heinz History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.  Enjoy six floors of exhibitions that present the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection.

Just Ducky Tours takes riders on Pittsburgh’s only fully-narrated one hour land and water adventure! Each excursion begins in historic Station Square before waddling through town then splashing into the river for the ride of your life in an authentic WWII amphibious vehicle. Along the way, you’ll see the sights and sounds of our great city, and its important role in history!

The Strip District is Pittsburgh’s must visit neighborhood beloved by locals and sought out by tourists for incredible food, great shops, and so much more.

The Andy Warhol Museum tells Andy Warhol’s story and
explores his legacy through the latest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world.

Visit Pittsburgh’s best attraction and the most-visited museum, with four floors of interactive exhibits. Marvel at astronomy in Buhl Planetarium, discover the science behind robotics in roboworld®, and learn about the human body in BodyWorks. Watch hair-raising live shows and discover an array of programs for the entire family. Take a step back in time aboard our Cold War-era submarine, watch model trains chug through western Pennsylvania in our Miniature Railroad & Village®, or catch a movie on Pittsburgh’s largest movie screen at The Rangos Giant Cinema! And, if you are looking for physical activity, test your bravery on our Ropes Challenge, one of the many sports-related activities in Highmark SportsWorks®. There’s no shortage of fun things to do in our museum.

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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