NAACCR / IACR Combined Annual Conference 2019

NAACCR / IACR Combined Annual Conference 2019


NAACCR / IACR Combined Annual Conference, June 9 – 13, 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Welcome to Vancouver!

 

The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) is pleased to invite you to attend the combined conference of NAACCR and IACR (International Association of Cancer Registries) for 2019. This is a unique opportunity for professionals to network with colleagues conducting similar work globally. The conference will take place June 9 – 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. NAACCR and IACR welcome submissions from colleagues, health professionals, and students interested in cancer surveillance, research, and registry operations.

Registration is Now Open!

Earlybird rate for NAACCR / IACR Members or Hospital Registrars: $495 before May 1; $595 May 1 or after.
Exhibitors: $495
Non-NAACCR / Non-IACR Member Rate: $595
Student* or Retired NAACCR Individual Member: $180 before May 1; $250 May 1 or after.
Accompanying Person Registration $195*

NAACCR members, please log in to your MyNAACCR before registering to receive your member rate.
All rates are in US dollars.
*Restrictions apply.

When you submit your abstract you will be prompted to enter your MyNAACCR Username and Password. If you do not have one you will have the option to create an account. If you have forgotten your credentials you will have the option to recover them.

Abstract System Access (Abstract Reviewer Access and Speaker Forms)  Call for Abstracts Instructions and Presentation Guidelines

The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation at the combined conference of NAACCR and IACR for 2019. The 2019 conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from national experts in cancer surveillance, cancer registry operations, and cancer research. This is a unique opportunity for professionals to network and learn from colleagues conducting similar work around the world. Sessions will explore the new era in cancer surveillance from multiple perspectives. The conference will take place June 8 – 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

NAACCR and IACR welcome submissions from colleagues, health professionals, and students interested in cancer surveillance, research, and registry operations. Anyone 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 Student Oral or Poster Presentation Award. In addition, oral presenters who meet the criteria for the Enrico Anglesio Award will be eligible to compete for this prestigious award at the 2019 conference.

Abstracts for oral presentations and/or posters are encouraged in the following topic areas:

Epidemiologic Studies Using Cancer Surveillance Data

  • Descriptive Epidemiology
  • Cohort Studies
  • Survival Studies
  • Cancer in special populations
  • Cancer in populations around the world
  • Cancers with changing or unusual patterns

New Directions

  • Visioning the future of cancer surveillance
  • Tissue repositories, biomarkers, prognostic factors
  • Technologic and scientific advances and innovations
  • New and emerging methods of data collection
  • Data collection in rural and remote areas

Tools for Cancer Registries

  • Statistical tools and methods
  • Estimating prevalence
  • Data visualization tools
  • Trends, projections, and estimating cancer burden
  • Innovative analytical methods

Childhood Cancers

  • Staging system
  • Surveillance issues specific to children
  • Epidemiology

Challenges & Solutions in Data Management

  • Using ancillary systems for core data management
  • Maintaining privacy & confidentiality
  • Variables for core cancer dataset
  • Transitioning to XML

Advanced Data Collection

  • Updates on international staging systems
  • Collection of recurrence and progression data
  • Collection of Treatment data

Data Collection and Operations

  • Data quality, control, & standards
  • Innovative data collection and/or consolidation
  • Overcoming issues with data sharing

Cancer Control

  • Targeting populations for intervention
  • Approaches for estimating cancer burden
  • Using registry data in a clinical setting
  • Obesity, HPV, or tobacco-associated cancers

Abstract Submission Closed.  Please consider submitting an abstract for 2020!

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 Call for Abstracts or electronic submission of abstracts, please contact Dr. Recinda Sherman, NAACCR Program Manager of Data Use and Research, at rsherman@naaccr.org; 1-217-698-0800 Ext. 6. Complete information on the conference and the pre-conference workshops will be communicated by email in February. Thank you for your participation and see you in Vancouver!

 

Sincerely,

The NAACCR / IACR 2019 Annual Conference Program Committee

TimeSessionCoordinators / Speaker
JUNE 9-13, 2019
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
PRE-CONFERENCE
8:30 am - 5:30 pmSEER*Stat Basic Software TrainingSteve Scoppa, Senior Systems Analyst, Information Management Services, Inc.
SEER*Stat Basic Training is an introduction to SEER*Stat. The course covers case listing, frequency, and rate sessions. This course also a basic overview of age-adjustment and some key analytic fields. Joinpoint regression software and an introduction to Delay-Adjustment is also included.
8:00 am - 5:00 pmNAACCR Board of Directors Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmNAACCR Board / Chairs Working Lunch Meeting
8:30 am - 5:30 pmIntroduction to METRIC 1.0 Software to Measure the Cancer Health Environment The course objectives are to understand the rationale, underlying theory, and implications of environmental cancer metrics for cancer research, prevention and control. Attendees will be able to access and use the METRIC software as well as data already available in METRIC, including data layers from esri, Urban Design for Health, and public resources as well as many other objectives.Geoffrey M. Jacquez, Pierre E Goovaerts
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmMatch*Pro Training: Navigating the New Linkage Software This course will provide instruction on the use of Match*Pro 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.Castine Clerkin, MS, CTR, Program Manager of Virtual Pooled Registry, NAACCR
MONDAY, JUNE 10
PRE-CONFERENCE
NAACCR / IACR 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.
8:00 am - 5:00 pmIACR Board Meeting
8:30 am - 5:30 pmAdvanced SEER*Stat Software Training/SEER*Prep Presentation SEER*Stat Advanced Topics covers survival, limited-duration prevalence, multiple primary analysis, and left-truncated life tables analysis using SEER*Stat. Presentation of usage of SEER*Prep software to create SEER*Stat databases with NAACCR and international incidence data.Steve Scoppa, Senior Systems Analyst, Information Management Services, Inc.
8:00 am - 12:00 pmCollecting Meaningful Qualitative Data: Focus Group Fundamentals and Qualitative Data Analyses This course will provide an overview of qualitative data collection, focus group fundamentals, and qualitative data analyses methods and software for cancer research. The utility of qualitative research and focus groups for enhancing cancer registry operations will be emphasized.Rebecca L Garrow, MPH, Program Manager, Cancer Registry of Greater California
12:00 pm - 4:00 pmTools and Software to Automate and Normalize the Cancer Data Abstraction Workflow This course highlights several tools that can be used to enhance the quality of registry data and to automate certain tasks. Specifically, this course will introduce and demonstrate: 1) National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Observational Research in Oncology Toolbox; 2) DeepPhe natural language processing (NLP) and visualization software; 3) NCI-DOE application programming interface (API); 4) HemOnc chemotherapy regimen ontology.Jeremy Warner
12:00 pm - 7:00 pmInformation Desk, Conference Registration and Check In
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmExhibitor and Poster Set Up
1:00 pm - 8:00 pmCommittee Meetings as Requested
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmCaribbean Cancer Registry Hub Meeting (Invitation Only Please)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pmPre-Conference Social
Connect with colleagues and make new connections before you head out for dinner. Get an early opportunity to meet with exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors of the IACR / NAACCR combined conference. We will have a raffle for all attendees. Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
CONFERENCE: Day 1
6:30 am - 8:00 amBreakfast
7:00 am - 5:00 pmInformation Desk, Conference Registration and Check In
7:00 am - 5:00 pmExhibit Hall Open
7:00 am - 5:00 pmPoster Viewing
8:00 am - 8:30 amWelcome and Opening Ceremonies
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Plenary Session #1:

8:30 am - 9:15 amCancer in First Nations PopulationsDr. Nadine Caron, General and Endocrine Surgeon, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia
9:15 am - 10:00 amIn the works. Announcement coming soon!
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:

1:30 pm - 2:30 pmKeynote Clemmensen Lecture: IARC Vision and Cancer SurveillanceDr. Elisabete Weiderpass, IARC
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmIn the works. Ammouncement coming soon!
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
3:05 pm - 3:25 pmNAACCR YOUNG Talk
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session #2

5:15 pm - 6:15 pmBirds of a Feather
Join us for this lively discussion on the challenges and potential solutions presented. Stimulating topics are being developed and will be posted here in early Spring.
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm2019 IACR / NAACCR Combined Conference Reception
6:30 PMDoors Open
All conference attendees are encouraged to attend the 2019 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. This one of a kind event will offer networking with the international IACR community. This is a "don't miss" event. Entertainment and heavy appetizers will be available to attendees. Cash bar will also be available.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH
CONFERENCE: Day 2
6:30 AM - 8:00Breakfast
7:00 am - 12:00 pmExhibit Hall Open
7:00 am - 12:00 pmPoster Viewing
7:30 am - 12:00 pmInformation Desk, Conference Registration and Check In
12:00 pm - 2:30 pmInformation Desk Only
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Concurrent Session #3

9:30 am - 10:00 amBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
9:35 am - 9:55 amNAACCR YOUNG Talk
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary Session #3:

10:00 am - 11:15 amGlobal Aspects of Cancer StagingDr. James Brierley, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
Staff Physician
11:15 am - 12:00 pmIn the works. Announcement coming soon!
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch on Your Own / Exhibits / Posters
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmNAACCR Business Meeting
All conference delegates are asked to attend the 2019 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.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmIACR Business Meeting
IACR business meeting for IACR members.
2:00 pm - 7:00 pmStatistical Summit Group Meeting (Invitation Only Please)
3:00 pm - 6:30 pmBike Tour Activity
This activity requires a separate registration prior to the conference. Attendees will meet in the hotel lobby for an entertaining and active guided bike tour of Vancouver areas of interest. Bike ride registrants will meet in the hotel lobby and take a short 10 minute walk to the bike pick up location. From there, registrants will embark on a guided leisurely paced bike ride. The total bike ride time is approximately 45 minutes. After the ride, registrants will meet back at the starting point and walk back together to the hotel.
REGISTER HERE FOR BIKE RIDE EVENT
3:20 PMMeet in hotel lobby of JW Marriott Parq. Walk to start (10 min.).
4:00 PMStart of bike tour
6:15 PMBike ride tour concludes. Walk to hotel (10 min.).
6:30 PMArrive back at hotel lobby.
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmLeadership Meeting Details TBA (Invitation Only Please)
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
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 3 kilometer walk or jog to start your day off right!
Food and exercise while meeting with colleagues—what could be more productive and pleasurable?
7:00 am - 11:30 amInformation Desk, Conference Registration and Check In
7:00 am - 3:30 pmExhibit Hall Open
7:00 am - 10:30 amPoster Viewing
8:00 am - 10:30 am

Plenary Session #4:

8:00 am - 9:00 amDevelopment of New Regional Cancer Registries in MexicoDr. Alejandro Mohar Betancourt, General Director of Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, México
9:00 am - 10:00 amIn the works. Announcement coming soon!
10:00 am - 10:30 amNAACCR - IACR Poster and Student Poster Contest Results and Awards
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session #4

12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch On Your Own, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session #5

3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak, Exhibitor and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmExhibit Break Down and Poster Removal
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Plenary Session #5 and Closing Ceremonies

3:30 pm - 4:30 pmHPV and CancerDr. Anil Chaturvedi, Senior Investigator, National Cancer Institute
4:30 pm - 5:15 pmIACR Honorary Member Award - NAACCR Constance Percy and Calum Muir Award, IACR Enrico Anglesio PrizeSenior Investigator
5:15 pm - 5:30 pmInvitation to 2020 IACR Meeting - Invitation to NAACCR 2020 Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
5:30 PM2019 IACR / NAACCR Combined 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.

Basic SEER*Stat Software Training  
Recommended for those new to SEER*Stat and International Members Participants

Sunday, June 9, 2019
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
$275

SEER*Stat Basic Training is an introduction to SEER*Stat. The course covers case listing, frequency, and rate sessions. This course also a basic overview of age-adjustment and some key analytic fields. Joinpoint regression software and an introduction to Delay-Adjustment is also included.

Course Objectives

  • Introduce basic statistical topics in the analysis of cancer registry data.
  • Learn how data can be analyzed using these techniques within the SEER*Stat software.

Requirements

General familiarity with the analysis of registry data. Each participant must bring a laptop with a Windows operating system or a Windows emulator. If an emulator is used, then the participant should test compatibility with SEER*Stat prior to the conference.

Content
Overview of data and basic analyses with SEER*Stat and Joinpoint.

Course Organizer(s)

  • Steve Scoppa, Senior Systems Analyst, Information Management Services, Inc.

 

Introduction to METRIC 1.0 Software to Measure the Cancer Health Environment  

Sunday, June 9, 2019
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
$275

BioMedware, in collaboration with NAACCR, esri, Urban Design for Health, and TechEd, recently completed software and resources for measurement and modeling of the cancer health environment. Funded by a contract from the National Cancer Institute, METRIC was developed in recognition that environmental and public health policy interventions can reduce the burden of chronic disease by encouraging healthy behaviors. Using the framework proposed by Diez Roux and Mair (2012) health inequities can be addressed through neighborhood-level prevention strategies. Implementation of this framework requires environmental health metrics that describe the built environment, food environment, health care access environment, as well as exposures to carcinogens. There are a number of established composite metrics describing the built environment (e.g., walkability scores and sprawl/population density indices), the food environment (e.g., proximity scores to food outlets or retail food indices), and health care access environment (e.g., density of services or travel time to nearest facility). Additionally, there are numerous geographically-based metrics that are relevant to research in health disparities and chronic disease prevention, but they are not often used across disciplines or in public health. And for many research questions, appropriate metrics have yet to be developed. METRIC addresses these needs. This course will introduce METRIC to the cancer research, control and surveillance community.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the rationale, underlying theory, and implications of environmental cancer metrics for cancer research, prevention and control.
  • Be able to access and use the METRIC software as well as data already available in METRIC, including data layers from esri, Urban Design for Health, and public resources.
  • Know how to specify and calculate cancer metrics, including access via double catchment techniques, residential proximity, and travel times.
  • Create new environmental metrics using the metric editor.
  • Assess associations between environmental metrics and outcomes such as cancer rates using visualization and exploratory data analysis (e.g., histogram, scatterplot).
  • Rank results to identify geographic disparities and assess the impact of metrics definition (e.g., weights of components) on the relationship with health outcomes.

Requirements
Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to step through the exercises. Access to METRIC 1.0 will be provided to registered course participants who have internet access.

Content
Content for each of the Presentation Objectives listed above will be covered, providing a comprehensive introduction to the METRIC software.

Course Organizer(s)

  • Geoffrey M. Jacquez, Pierre E Goovaerts

 

Match*Pro Training: Navigating the New Linkage Software Recommended for registries desiring to improve their linkage to external datasets

Sunday, June 9, 2019
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$195

This course will provide instruction on the use of Match*Pro 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.

Course Objectives

  • Ensure shared understanding of basic linkage concepts
  • Provide instructional overview of Match*Pro functionality
  • Give attendees hands-on experience working with test data
  • Increase knowledge of and familiarity with Match*Pro

Requirements
Attendees should bring a laptop with Match*Pro loaded in advance. Familiarity with linkage software and linkage processes is beneficial, but not required.

Content
A background on linkage concepts followed by description of Match*Pro system functionality, including blocking parameters, matching criteria, filtering results, match review process, report capabilities, creating output files, etc.

Course Organizers

  • Castine Clerkin, MS, CTR, Program Manager of Virtual Pooled Registry, NAACCR

 

Advanced SEER*Stat Software Training/SEER*Prep Presentation   revised and includes new topics appropriate for both NAACCR and International participants

Monday, June 10, 2019
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
$275

SEER*Stat Advanced Topics covers survival, limited-duration prevalence, multiple primary analysis, and left-truncated life tables analysis using SEER*Stat. Presentation of usage of SEER*Prep software to create SEER*Stat databases with NAACCR and international incidence data.

Course Objectives

  • Introduce advanced statistical topics in the analysis of cancer registry data and how data can be analyzed using these techniques within the SEER*Stat software.
  • Introduce users to new introduce users to the new international SEER*Prep incidence format and demonstrate the steps in creating a database.

Requirements

Basic SEER*Stat training course or workplace SEER*Stat experience. General familiarity with the analysis of registry data. Each participant must bring a laptop with a Windows operating system or a Windows emulator. If an emulator is used, then the participant should test compatibility with SEER*Stat prior to the conference.

Content

Survival analyses, including relative, cause-specific, and conditional survival; limited-duration prevalence; multiple primary standardized incidence ratios; and left-truncated life tables. Demonstration of SEER*Prep software.

Course Organizer(s)

  • Steve Scoppa, Senior Systems Analyst, Information Management Services, Inc.

 

Collecting Meaningful Qualitative Data: Focus Group Fundamentals and Qualitative Data Analyses  

Monday, June 10, 2019
8:00 am -12:00 pm
$195

This course will provide an overview of qualitative data collection, focus group fundamentals, and qualitative data analyses methods and software for cancer research. The utility of qualitative research and focus groups for enhancing cancer registry operations will be emphasized.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the importance and the role of qualitative data in cancer research
  • Understand the fundamentals and purposes of focus groups as a qualitative data collection method
  • Explore the logistics of recruiting, conducting, and analyzing a focus group
  • Improve understanding of qualitative data analyses and data collection strategies
  • Practice qualitative data collection scenarios and explore real-world possibilities for qualitative data collection in cancer research

Requirements: none

Content

Qualitative Data (Collection & Analyses); Focus Group Fundamentals; Qualitative Analyses Software; Thematic Summaries; Qualitative data/focus group interactive practice sessions.

Course Organizer(s)

  • Rebecca L Garrow, MPH, Program Manager, Cancer Registry of Greater California

 

Tools and Software to Automate and Normalize the Cancer Data Abstraction Workflow  

Monday, June 10, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$195

This course highlights several tools that can be used to enhance the quality of registry data and to automate certain tasks. Specifically, this course will introduce and demonstrate:
1) National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Observational Research in Oncology Toolbox;
2) DeepPhe natural language processing (NLP) and visualization software;
3) NCI-DOE application programming interface (API);
4) HemOnc chemotherapy regimen ontology.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the tools available in the NCI’s Observational Research in Oncology Toolbox and consider how they might be incorporated into existing workflows.
  • Appreciate how natural language processing tools such as DeepPhe can aid in the abstraction process.
  • Appreciate the utility of APIs and how they may ease the data collection process.
  • Develop an understanding of how formal ontologic modeling of chemotherapy regimen concepts can increase the utility of cancer registry information.

Requirements

Presentations will cover technical details but are intended to be broadly inclusive and practical. The emphasis will be on the presentation of existing tools and software that could be utilized by central cancer registries and cancer researchers almost immediately.

Content
This tutorial will provide several perspectives on the state-of-the-art and challenges of extracting and visualizing cancer patient data. Further details are provided in the attached agenda.

Course Organizers

  • Jeremy Warner

NAACCR and IACR invite you to participate in the 2019 Combined Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 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 and IACR in their missions

Don’t miss this opportunity!
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. This year we have joined with IACR, for a combined conference in Vancouver. This is a unique opportunity to interact with many more international cancer surveillance experts. We want you to be a part of it!

 

General Information

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

Both exhibitors and sponsors are eligible for the NAACCR/IACR member early registration fee of $495 per person for individuals who staff the booth for your organization. To expedite the registration process, it is imperative that all persons from your organization who will be attending the conference are pre-registered, whether they are attending the sessions and/or staffing the booth space. 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/exhibit hall access will not be issued to non-registered exhibitor staff.

 

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/IACR Conference web page until December 31, 2019
  • Organization listing and logo featured in the Final Conference Program as a Partner Level Sponsor
  • Sponsor “Thank You” link on the NAACCR/IACR 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/IACR 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, 2019.

 

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

 

EXHIBIT HOURS:

  • Monday, June 10 – Set-up 1:00pm – 5:00pm*
  • Monday, June 10 – Pre-Conference Social 5:30am – 7:00pm*
  • Tues., June 11 – Display hours 7:00am – 5:00pm*
  • Wed., June 12 – Display hours 7:00am – 1:30pm*
  • Thurs., June 13 – Display hours 7:00am – 3:30pm*
  • Thurs., June 13 – Dismantle 3:30pm – 5:00pm*

*Times are subject to change. Refer to the Final Conference Program for exact times.

Hotel Accommodations

The JW Marriott  Parq Vancouver is the host hotel and location for the combined conference. The downtown location makes it the ideal venue for the NAACCR conference. With Western Canada’s majestic mountaintops as its backdrop, JW Marriott Parq Vancouver delivers a luxury hotel experience unlike any other for our joint conference. Rooms and suites at our waterfront hotel showcase incredible city, ocean and mountain vistas. There’s a distinct sense of place with its understated luxury and impeccable service, but there’s no mistaking you’re in beautiful British Columbia. Replenish your spirit in this modern accommodation for the 2019 IACR / NAACCR combined conference.

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada
Telephone: 604-676-0888
JW Marriott Parq Web Site

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the JW Marriott for participants of the 2019 Conference and Pre-conference workshops. A special rate has been negotiated at a discount for the conference.  Rooms are subject to availability.

We encourage all delegates to book their accommodation at the JW Marriott.

Discounted Conference Rates
Single Standard Room: $249.00 CAD

Single Water View Room (Limited Quantity): $299.00 CAD

All rates are subject to applicable taxes. Please note that these rates are quoted in Canadian dollars. The negotiated hotel rates are below U.S. Government Per Diem allocation for Vancouver in June.

Note: Based on available inventory, the reservation system may allow for rooms to be booked at the JW Marriott Parq Tower and / or the Marriott Douglas Tower.  These two towers are the same conference building complex for the 2019 NAACCR/IACR Conference.

Airport

Visit the Vancouver International Airport web site.  This resource will provide information on terminal maps, parking, ground transportation, dining, and an interactive flight map.

Transportation and Shuttle Options
Explore Vancouver!

Vancouver is home to many vibrant and interesting areas. Visit Tourism Vancouver for more information.

Tourism Vancouver

Activities During the Conference – Sign Up On Your Own or With A Group
  • Vancouver Foodie Tours offer food tasting and cultural walking tours. Indulge in a feast for your eyes, belly and mind, tasting signature dishes at award-winning Vancouver gourmet restaurants, food shops and food trucks. Learn about the origin of ingredients, how dishes are prepared, as well as the history, culture, and architecture of Vancouver.

Tour starting points vary depending on tour.  All Tours take place within the Vancouver area.
Click 
here for tours and rates.

Click here for tours and rates.

  • Enjoy some of the best beer and wine the Vancouver has to offer. Award winning beer and wines in Vancouver and the Fraser valley, breath taking vistas. Let Canadian Craft Tours show you behind the scenes of a Vancouver Craft Brewery or local Fraser Valley winery.  All Tours take place within the Greater Vancouver area.

Click here for tours and rates.

  • Join professional Vancouver Whale Watch Guides for a 3 to 5-hour tour, departing from the picturesque West Coast fishing village of Steveston. Travel through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands to find Orcas (Killer Whales) and Humpback Whales, you’ll have the opportunity to see a diverse marine ecosystem.

Click here for tours and rates.

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