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! 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.

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, exhibitors, 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 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 mthornton@naaccr.org with any questions.

2018 Conference Preliminary Program – All Days

TimeAbstract NumberSessionCoordinators / Speaker
JUNE 9-11
HACKATHON
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
PRE-CONFERENCE
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10
PRE-CONFERENCE
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBoard of Directors Meeting
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.
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.
9:00 am - 5:30 pmSEER Quality Improvement Experts MeetingSarah Hussey
(Invitation Only Please)
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.
MONDAY, JUNE 11
PRE-CONFERENCE
8:00 am - 5:00 pmNAACCR Committee and Partner 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
Research and Data Use Steering Committee + Other RDU Committee Meetings
8:00 am - 5:00 pmCDC / NPCR Informatics TrainingJoe Rogers, CDC / NPCR
(Invitation Only Please)
12:00 pm - 7:00 pmNAACCR Annual Conference Registration and Check In
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmExhibitor and Poster Set Up
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmStandardization and Registry Development Steering Committee Meeting
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmResearch and Data Use Steering Committee Meeting
Standardization and Registry Development Steering Committee + Other Standardization and Registry Development Committee Meetings
5:30 pm - 7:00 pmNAACCR Exhibitor Showcase and Poster Previewing
5:45 pm - 6:30 pmHackathon Presentations and Judging
Prior to the Annual Conference NAACCR will host 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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
CONFERENCE: Day 1
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
2018 Presentation of the NAACCR Membership Recognition Awards
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
10:05 am - 10:25 amNAACCR YOUNG Talk
5105Doing More with Less: Medicaid Administrative Claiming: L Giljahn, Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, OH, United States
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session #1

Concurrent 1-AEpidemiology IModerator: TBD
1A15108Development and Refinement of Recurrence Identification at a Population Level Using Routine Healthcare Datasets: J Charnock, Macmillan Cancer Support, London, Great Britain, Public Health England, London, Great Britain
1A25004The Epidemiology of Lung Cancer in Israel 1990 - 2014: BG Silverman, Israel National Cancer Registry, Israel Ministry of Health, Tel HaShomer , Israel
1A35134Factors Associated with Primary Tumor Resection in Stage IV Colon Cancer Patients: ME Charlton, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States, Iowa Cancer Registry, Iowa City, IA, United States
1A45056Wait Time to Surgery and Survival Among Colorectal and Lung Cancer Patients in Ontario: T Navaneelan, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
1A55135Treatment-Related Tools for Cancer Surveillance and Research: The Observational Research in Oncology Toolbox and SEER*Rx: DR Rivera, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States
Concurrent 1-BSurvival StudiesModerator: TBD
1B15091Survival among Native American Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients in California: CR Morris, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA, United States
1B25124Re-evaluating Cancer Survival Trends among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States: L Liu, Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
1B35155Ethnic Disparities in Melanoma Diagnosis and Survival: The Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Health Insurance Coverage: A Anderson-Mellies, University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, CO, United States
1B45143Cancer Incidence, by Stage, in Canada: S Bryan, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Concurrent 1-CThe Long and Winding Road: Natural Language ProcessingModerator: TBD
1C15100Uncertainty Quantification: Characterizing the Sources of Error in Automated Information Extraction from Pathology Reports: B McMahon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
1C25093Combining Machine Learning and Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) to Develop Triage Rules to Partially Automate Registry Workflow: N Hengartner, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
1C35126DeepPhe - A Natural Language Processing System for Extracting Cancer Phenotypes from Clinical Records: G Savova, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States
1C45128Capturing High-Resolution Temporal Cancer Phenotypes using DeepPhe: H Hochheiser, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
1C55125A Comprehensive Ontology of Hematology/Oncology Treatment Regimens: JL Warner, HemOnc.org LLC, Lexington, MA, United States, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, United States, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States
Concurrent 1-DFinding Home: Advances in Residential History DataModerator: TBD
1D15078Integration of Individual Residential Histories into Cancer Research: Overview: FP Boscoe, New York State Cancer Registry, Albany, NY, United States
1D25038Use of Residential Histories in Exposure Reconstruction and Space-Time Cancer Clustering: G Jacquez, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States
1D35111Progress Toward a Life-Course Perspective in Cancer Surveillance Research: Incorporating Residential Histories into Population-Based Cancer Registries through Linkages with Public Records: AM Stroup, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, New Jersey State Cancer Registry, New Jersey Department of Health, Trenton, NJ, United States, Rutgers School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ, United States
1D45046The Use of Residential Histories in Geospatial Research of Cancer: The Multiethnic Cohort Study: I Cheng, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States
1D55019NCI Activities to Facilitate Residential History Research: Z Tatalovich, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States
Concurrent 1-ENational Quality Control InitiativesModerator: TBD
1E15069Setting the Standard: NPCR and SEER Join Forces to Establish Data Quality Benchmarks: S Negoita, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States
1E250772017 National Program of Cancer Registries Data Quality Evaluation: S Manson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
1E35073The Data Quality Pre-evaluation Framework & Approach to SEER-wide Quality Audit Plan: Operational Results from Two Pilot Studies: D Dilts, Dilts+Partners, LLC, Nashville, TN, United States
1E45076SEER Quality Audit Plan: Proactive Quality Audit Plan Pilot Study: C Groves, Westat, Rockville, MD, United States
1E55075Reactive Quality Audit Pilot and Results: Quality Assurance Strategies for Cancer Surveillance: R Ehrenkranz, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States
Concurrent 1-FStudent Session IModerator: TBD
1F1S5215Molecular Characterization of the Mortality Disparity in Tobacco-Associated Appalachian HNSCC: B Papenberg, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States
1F2S5216The prognostic value of negative lymph node count and lymph nodes ratio in male breast cancer: KM Elhusseiny, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
1F3S5010Nonclinical factors associated with head and neck cancer survivorship among patients with metastatic disease: Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis/MO, United States
1F4S5219Improved cancer reporting efficiency and reduced paper waste: Lessons learned from an electronic reporting portal recruitment effort: E Stewart, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
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 BiospecimensDr. 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 pmUse of a Central IRB for Minimal Risk Study ReviewsMr. Steve Friedman, MHSA, FAC-P/PM III, National Cancer Institute
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmQ & A
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
3:05 pm - 3:25 pmNAACCR YOUNG Talk
5107Automated Case identification and Coding at the Californian Cancer Registry: J Patrick, Health Language Analytics Global, Sydney, NSW, Australia
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session #2

Concurrent 2-AEpidemiology IIModerator: TBD
2A15041Trends in Premature Cancer Mortality in the USA by Race/Ethnicity and County-Level Income Quintile: DR Withrow, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States
2A25028A Preliminary Assessment of Cancer Trends Using Data from NPCR-CSS: R Wilson, CDC, Cancer Surveillance Branch, Atlanta, GA, United States
2A35001Incident Cancers among Participants of the Alaska EARTH Study, and Associations with Known Cancer Risk Factor: S Nash, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, AK, United States
2A45052Trends in Colorectal Cancer Incidence Among Younger Adults - Disparities by Subsite, Age, Sex, Race, Ethnicity, and Stage: AB Crosbie, New Jersey Department of Health, Cancer Epidemiology Services , Trenton, NJ, United States
Concurrent 2-BGlobal Perspectives on SurvivalModerator: TBD
2B15148A Comparison of Relative Survival with Cause-Specific Survival Using Updated Methods in the SEER Program: G Forjaz de Lacerda, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States
2B25113Comprehensive Cancer Survival Comparisons Across Seven Countries, 1995-2014: The ICBP SURVMARK2 project: M Arnold, International Agency For Research On Cancer, Lyon, France
2B35133Women's Cancers: Prospects for a World-Wide High-Resolution Study: C Allemani, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, Great Britain
2B45015The American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3: a large-scale nationwide prospective cohort: A Deka, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, United States
Concurrent 2-COn the Path to XMLModerator: TBD
2C14991The Path to Full XML Data Exchange Standard Implementation: I Hands, Kentucky Cancer Registry, Lexington, KY, United States
2C25043SAS and NAACCR XML Data Files: F Depry, Information Management Services, Inc., Calverton, MD, United States
2C35011Building an Ancillary System for Cancer Registries from SDC CAP Templates: J Seiffert, CyberData Technologies, Herndon, VA, United States
2C4Open
Concurrent 2-DBridging the Timeliness GapModerator: TBD
2D15140The Real-World Story of Real-Time Reporting: Findings from the NAACCR Assessment of Central Cancer Registry Timeliness and Reporting Task Force: AM Stroup, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, New Jersey State Cancer Registry, New Jersey Department of Health, Trenton, NJ, United States, Department of Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ, United States
2D25062Childhood Cancer Data Collection: A Trend Analysis of Timeliness from NPCR-ECC (October 2012 - October 2017 Submissions): KB Zhang, ICF, Fairfax, VA, United States
2D35115Timeliness of Cancer Reporting at the Maryland Cancer Registry: W Ross, Westat, Rockville, MD, United States
2D45060Early Case Capture of Pediatric and Young Adult Cancers: A Comprehensive Examination of the Kentucky Cancer Registry's Early Case Capture Strategies: EL Lycan, Kentucky Cancer Registry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States
Concurrent 2-ECancer Disparities Tools: SEER HD*Calc ToolModerator: TBD
2E15067Overview of Health Disparities Calculator Software (HD*Calc): S Scoppa, IMS, Inc., Calverton, MD, United States
2E25061Using HD*Calc with Complex Survey Data: M Yu, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, United States
2E35063Social Value Judgements in SES Disparities Assessment Using HD*Calc - Colorectal Cancer Mortality: D Lewis, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, United States
2E4Open
Concurrent 2-FStudent Session IIModerator: TBD
2F1S5218Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Women after Diagnosis with Gynecological Cancer: A Population-Based Analysis Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results - Medicare Health Outcomes Survey: AK Klapheke, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
2F2S5212The association between lifetime screening for cancer and receipt of annual flu vaccination: are there reinforcing effects of prevention seeking?: IW Watson, University of North Dakota - School of Medicine and Health and Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, United States
2F3S5083Disparities in systemic therapy use in advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by source of health insurance: F Maguire, University of California Davis Health, Institute for Population Health Improvement, Sacramento, CA, United States
2F4S5220Cancer Survivor Prevalence of Hepatobiliary Cancers in the SEER Population, 1975-2014: A Ayers, George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States
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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13TH
CONFERENCE: Day 2
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

Concurrent 3-AEpidemiology IIIModerator: TBD
3A15029The Devil's in the Data Details: National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) Component 2 Public Health Surveillance Pilot Projects on Prognostic Factors, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, and CIN III: P Pordell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
3A25131Racial Disparities in Uterine Corpus Cancer Survival in the United States by Age and Stage: K Miller, American Cancer Society, Inc., Atlanta, GA, United States
3A35025Monitoring the Impact of HPV Vaccine using Tissues from Central Cancer Registries (HPV Typing 2 Study): B Hallowell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
3A45033Ovarian Cancer Incidence and Survival in the United States by Subtype, Age, and Race/Ethnicity: LA Torre, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, United States
Concurrent 3-BEnvironmental & Occupational EpidemiologyModerator: TBD
3B15039Investigation of a Possible Link between Pollution from Military Facilities and Cancer on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska: DK O'Brien, Alaska Cancer Registry, Anchorage, AK, United States
3B25071Did 9/11 Cause Cancer? The Role of the State Cancer Registry in Answering the Question: A Kahn, New York State Cancer Registry, Albany, NY, United States
3B35099Cancer Risk Among Florida Firefighters: DJ Lee, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, United States, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, United States, Florida Cancer Data System, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, United States
3B45081Malignant Mesothelioma Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates and Trends from the New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registries, 1992 - 2014: P Agovino, New Jersey Department of Health, Trenton, NJ, United States
Concurrent 3-CVirtual Pooled Registry Cancer Linkage SystemModerator: TBD
3C15049Virtual Pooled Registry Cancer Linkage System: Building a Bridge to Streamlined IRB/Registry Application Processes for Multi-Registry Linkages: C Clerkin, NAACCR, Springfield, IL, United States
3C25059Web Portal for Virtual Pooled Registry Cancer Registry Linkage System (VPR-CLS): D Green, IMS Inc., Calverton, MD, United States
3C35048Using the Virtual Pooled Registry Cancer Linkage System for Interstate Deduplication, Results from Second Pilot Test: CJ Johnson, Cancer Data Registry of Idaho, Boise, ID, United States
3C45101Linkage of the U.S. Radiologic Technologists (USRT) Cohort with Nationwide NAACCR Cancer Registries: Methods and Preliminary Results: AM Landgren, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute (DCEG, NCI), Rockville, MD, United States
Concurrent 3-DImproving Registry OperationsModerator: TBD
3D15027Recruitment and Retention: A Challenge for Central Cancer Registries: F Ross, Kentucky Cancer Registry, Lexington, KY, United States
3D25003Will Data Quality Suffer without Visual Editing Review of Resolve Patient Set Tasks?: NL Lozon, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, United States, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI, United States
3D35119NAACCR Pathology Laboratory Electronic Reporting Volume 5, version 5: J Mazuryk, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
3D45037Setting the Stage for Change: Upgrading the Physician Cancer Case Reporting Application in New York: AA Austin, NYS Cancer Registry, Albany, NY, United States
Concurrent 3-EBreast CancerModerator: TBD
3E15044The Association of Breast Cancer Subtypes, Guideline-Concordant Treatment and Survival among Patients with Stage I-III Disease: M Hsieh, Louisiana Tumor Registry, School of Public Health, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, United States
3E25016Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Incidence Across the United States: Correlations with Area-Level SES and Behaviors: J Moss, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, United States
3E35103Breast Cancer Subtypes Defined by Joint Hormone Receptor and HER2 Status among U.S. Cases with African Ancestry by Place of Birth: H Sung, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, United States
3E45139Examining Subsequent Occurrence and Outcomes of Estrogen-related Cancers (Breast and Thyroid) in Missouri Women: J Jackson-Thompson, Health Management and Informatics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, United States, Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, United States
10:30 am - 11:00 amBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
10:35 am - 10:55 amNAACCR YOUNG Talk
5090Automated extraction and assignment of TNM stage to support cancer case consolidation: M Carter, Utah Cancer Registry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
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 Asnaani, BS, MBA, CommonWell
11:25 am - 11:50 amCapturing Recurrence DataDr. Angela Mariotto, National Cancer Institute
11:50 am - 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 PMExplore Pittsburgh Bike Ride Tour - Registration is Required by Wednesday, June 6th
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmXML Data Exchange Work Group Meeting
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmXML EDITS Work Group Meeting
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmNAACCR Sponsoring Member Organizations Meeting - TBD
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
CONFERENCE: Day 3
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 - 8:55 amAmerican Cancer Society CANKirsten Sloan, American Cancer Society
8:55 am - 9:20 amMeasured Changes of Clinical Care in New MexicoDr. Chuck Wiggins, New Mexico Tumor Registry
9:20 am - 9:45 amComPARe Study and Patient Reported Outcomes in CanadaDr. Darren R. Brenner, University of Calgary, Oncology and Community Health Sciences
9:45 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

Concurrent 4-AEpidemiology IVModerator: TBD
4A15109Cancer Prevalence: the Benefits of a Centralized National Registry in Accurately Identifying Those Living with and Beyond Cancer: J Charnock, Macmillan Cancer Support, London, Great Britain, Public Health England, London, Great Britain
4A25118Are Missed Cases Contributing to the Decline in Prostate Cancer Incidence?: KA Cronin, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, United States
4A35146Prostate Cancer Incidence, Mortality and Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)-based Screening Rates in Maine in Relation to Changes in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Prostate Screening Recommendations: D Yob, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, United States
4A45072Application of CiNA Data: Geographic Patterns in Lung Cancer Incidence: DR Lewis, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, United States
Concurrent 4-BTools for Cancer SurveillanceModerator: TBD
4B15042Using SEER Data to Develop Synthetic Cancer Trajectories that Enable Cancer Research: S Michalak, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
4B25098Advancing Cancer Surveillance In Less Resourced Settings Through Adaptation Of Seer Analysis Tools: G Forjaz de Lacerda, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States
4B35012Bridging The Path To The Future Using A New Data Item Consolidation Tool: Registry Plus Consolidation Rules Editor: M Esterly, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA, United States
4B45130Implementing Telemetry Recording in Registry Software to Provide On-Going Performance Feedback: J Golabek, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada
Concurrent 4-CLinkage Tools and DeduplicationModerator: TBD
4C15070Evaluating Record Linkage Software Using Representative Synthetic Datasets: B Liu, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, United States
4C24988An Introduction to Fastlink for Probabilistic Record Linkage: A Alexandersson, Florida Cancer Data System, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
4C35145Linkage Adjudication Practices and Perspectives: a Quality Study in SEER Registries: V Petkov, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States
4C45157Feasibility Of Deduplicating Deidentified Data Submitted To CDC’S National Program Of Cancer Registries: S Van Heest, CDC, Atlanta, GA, United States
Concurrent 4-DGeospatial & Community ClustersModerator: TBD
4D15080Cluster Bluster: Cancer Tends to Cluster Less than other Diseases and Conditions: FP Boscoe, New York State Cancer Registry, Albany, NY, United States
4D25129Cancer Cluster Investigations The New Mexico Experience: A Meisner, New Mexico Tumor Registry, Albuquerque, NM, United States
4D35153Investigation of Ocular Melanoma An Aggressive Form of Rare Tumor Diagnosed Clinically: C Rao, North Carolina Central Cancer Registry, Raleigh, NC, United States
4D45036Availability of Cancer Treatment in Montana: Where are the Gaps?: H Zimmerman, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT, United States
Concurrent 4-EBiomarkers and Tissue RepositoriesModerator: TBD
4E15144SEER Virtual Tissue Repository Initiative: Current Status and Future Goals: V Petkov, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States
4E25065Requesting Diagnostic Tissue Specimens at the Registry Level: C Lefante, Louisiana Tumor Registry, New Orleans, LA, United States, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; School of Public Health, New Orleans, LA, United States
4E35114The Kentucky Cancer Registry: Our Journey towards Precision Cancer Surveillance: EB Durbin, Kentucky Cancer Registry, Lexington, KY, United States | Markey Cancer Center/University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States
4E45132Extract Breast Cancer Genetic Markers in Pathology Reports using Natural Language Processing: G Chennupati, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Concurrent 4-FBridge Session - Roberto ClementeModerator: TBD
4F15054Augmenting Smoking History in Cancer Registry Data through Health Administrative Claims Data: Q Chen, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States
4F25013Invasive Cancer Incidence Adjusted for Reporting Delay in the United States, 2000 - 2014: SD Singh, CDC, Atlanta, GA, United States
4F35152Evaluation of Geocoding Procedures in the National Program of Cancer Registries: AM Lavery, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
4F44989Overall and Specific Cancer Mortality Rates among U.S. and Foreign-Born Persons: United States 2005-2015: B Hallowell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
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

Concurrent 5-ABrain CancerModerator: TBD
5A15045Evaluating the Completeness of WHO Grade for Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors in the U.S., 2010 - 2014: M Hsieh, Louisiana Tumor Registry/Epidemiology Program, School of Public Health, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, United States
5A25050Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows: Moving Forward Optimistically with the Cooperation and Collaboration that Achieved Collection of CNS Biomarkers: C Kruchko, Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States, Hinsdale, IL, United States
5A35035Trends in Malignant Brain and Central Nervous System Tumor Incidence by Subtype among Children in the United States, 1998 - 2013: DR Withrow, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States
5A4Open
Concurrent 5-BPatient Reported OutcomesModerator: TBD
5B15122PROM (Patient Reported Outcome Measure) Survey Suggests Some Men With Prostate Cancer May Be Unaware of Their Diagnosis: P Stacey, Public Health England, London, Great Britain
5B25032Web Compared to Paper Survey Response Outcomes among Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer: Assessing the Feasibility of Web Surveys for Obtaining Patient-Reported Outcomes: MM Millar, Utah Cancer Registry, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, University of Utah Division of Epidemiology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
5B35085Using Bi-directional Reporting to Improve Clinical Care: RK Rycroft, Colorado Central Cancer Registry, Denver, CO, United States
5B44999Cancer Survivor Perspectives on Providing Patient Reported Data to and Getting Information back from Central Cancer Registries: TG Smith, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, United States
Concurrent 5-CLinkage ApplicationsModerator: TBD
5C15138Pilot Linkage of the Colorado Central Cancer Registry and the Colorado All Payer Claims Database: M Eguchi, University of Colorado Cancer Center, Denver, CO, United States
5C25097Linking Cancer Registries with Claims Data to Enable Community Oncology Reporting: C Fedorenko, HICOR, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, United States
5C35034Linking Big (Federal) Data to State Cancer Registry Data for a Post-Marketing Drug Safety Surveillance Study: Challenges and Lessons Learned: D Harris, RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States
5C45120Investigating Disparities in Cancer by Linking the Canadian Cancer Registry to Survey and Administrative Databases: A Collaboration between the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Statistics Canada: J Tung, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Toronto, ON, Canada
Concurrent 5-DData VisualizationModerator: TBD
5D15086Not Just a Pretty Picture The U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualization Tool: SD Singh, CDC, Atlanta, GA, United States
5D25066On the Fly Analysis and Visualization of Cancer Data Using Interactive Business Intelligence Dashboard: The Puerto Rico Central Cancer Registry Experience: CR Torres-Cintrón, Puerto Rico Central Cancer Registry, San Juan, Puerto Rico
5D35006Smart Mapping: Predominance of cancer incidence and mortality and proximity to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Centers: A. Klapheke, Public Health Institute, Cancer Registry of Greater California, Sacramento, CA, United States
5D4Open
Concurrent 5-EMelanomaModerator: TBD
5E15154Keep your Head out of the Clouds: Comparing Cutaneous Head and Neck Melanomas between a Mountainous and a Coastal Population: A Anderson-Mellies, University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, CO, United States
5E25031Poor Prognosis for Thin Ulcerated Melanomas and Implications for a More Aggressive Approach to Treatment: ML Hawkins, University of Colorado Cancer Center, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, United States
5E35137Comparison of Characteristics, Treatment Patterns and Survival Outcomes of Primary GI Melanoma Cases to Cutaneous Melanoma and GI Carcinoma (SEER: 1973 - 2014): AR Kahl, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States, Iowa Cancer Registry, Iowa City, IA, United States
5E44995Melanoma among Blacks in the United States: M Freeman, ORISE, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, CDC, Atlanta, GA, United States
Concurrent 5-FBridge Session - Rachel CarsonModerator: TBD
5F15007Identify Cancer Misdiagnoses Faster by Utilizing IBM Watson Explorer, a Natural Language Processing Tool: M Induni, Public Health Institute, Cancer Registry of Greater California, Sacramento, CA, United States
5F24998A New Cancer Research Data Source: NPCR and SEER Public Use Database 2001 - 2014: ME O'Neil, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
5F35104Tools for Data Analysis: Ohio's Public Health Information Warehouse: L Giljahn, Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio, United States
5F4Open
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak
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.


STANDARD BOOTH PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 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

DOUBLE BOOTH PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 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.

EXHIBIT HOURS:

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

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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.

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.

Make this downtown Pittsburgh hotel home base for exploring this thriving epicenter for sports, arts, culture and outdoor activities. From cultural discoveries to sporting events, fine dining to family fun, Pittsburgh’s bustling downtown landscape offers entertainment for all tastes. Peruse one of the city’s renowned museums; soar to the top of Mt. Washington in a wooden cable car on the Duquesne Incline, cheer on the Pens, Pirates and Steelers; celebrate with friends during one of our many annual festivals and sample the local cuisine of our up-and-coming culinary stars.  (Source: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel)

Map and Directions   |   Services and Amenities

Mighty. Beautiful. Downtown Pittsburgh

Click to request a free copy of the 2018 Pittsburgh visitor’s guide or click on 2018 Official Visitor’s Guide! to download a guide.

Airport

Directions from airport to Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel: Exit airport via Airport Blvd. Keep left at fork, follow signs for I-376 E/I-79E/Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania Turnpike E and merge onto I-376 E. Drive approximately 17 miles on I-376 E through Fort Pitt Tunnels. Once on bridge, take exit 70A for Liberty Ave. Turn left onto Commonwealth Place. Hotel will be on your right.

 

Transportation and Shuttle Options

Taxis from the airport to the Wyndham hotel will cost approximately $40-$45. The hotel does not provide a free shuttle.

Shared Ride Service      

SuperShuttle Pittsburgh – (800) 258-3826

Taxi Service Operators

Checker Cab – (412) 664-5600

Cranberry Taxi Inc. dba Veterans Taxi – (412) 481-8387

Yellow Cab Co. of Pittsburgh – (412) 321-8100

zTrip – (412) 777-7777

Student and general abstract submission period is now closed.

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 

 

Submission Deadlines Were:

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).

The submission period is now closed.  Please consider submitting an abstract for 2019 in the fall of this year. 

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.  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
  • 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 2 hours with stops along the way. Participants will meet Golden Triangle Bike Company in the Point State Park directly across from the Wyndham Grand Hotel. Specific instructions will be provided via email before the event. 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 is $35 per person and includes bike and helmet rental, and a bottle of water. Registration is open 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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