Summer 2018 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Antoinette Stroup, PhD
NAACCR President


Hafa Adai!

The dog days of summer are nearly over, but it’s not too late to hit the beach or squeeze in one more trip to enjoy the outdoors and soak up the sun! [ahem: insert your favorite PSA here for sunscreen, floppy hat, mosquito repellent, etc.] Although dog days of summer have become synonymous with hot, lazy days, our community has stayed active and busy and I invite you to learn more by reading this issue of the Narrative.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was instrumental in the success of the NAACCR 2018 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including our fabulous host, Wendy Aldinger and the staff at the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry. I would also like to thank the NAACCR staff, Sharon Winters from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Venue West, the Program Committee, and Sponsors and Exhibitors. I’d like to also recognize the NAACCR Professional Development Steering Committee, Isaac Hands of the Kentucky Cancer Registry, and others who helped to organize our first ever Hack-a-Thon. All the events and contributions by the membership and your willingness to share and present your important work either through courses, posters, special meetings, or presentations is what truly makes the conference!

Finally, I would like to send a huge “Congratulations!” the two recipients of the 2018 Constance Percy Award:



Winny Roshala from the Greater California Cancer Registry and






Jennifer Ruhl from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Research Program.




Congratulations also goes to the recipient of the 2018 Calum S. Muir Award:

Michel Coleman of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, for his outstanding leadership and far reaching contributions to the field of cancer registration and surveillance. See More.



ICYMI[2]: You can see photos from the conference on Flickr and you can view and download the final program abstracts and poster and oral presentations here.

As a reminder, please watch your emails for ongoing NAACCR Listserv announcements for all things 2018, including updated data changes and implementation timelines and tools. If you are not already on the NAACCR Listserv distribution list and you want to subscribe, please go to for more details. You can also receive these announcements through our social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter @NAACCR, Inc. – be sure to like and follow us to receive updates.


[1] “Hafa Adai” is pronounced ha-fa-day and means “Hello” in my native Chamorro language.

[2] In Case You Missed It



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