Winter 2021 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Stephanie M. Hill, MPH, CTR
Associate Director




During a year of unpredictable turns and unprecedented firsts, the cancer surveillance community came together at the first-ever virtual NAACCR Annual Conference. While we were all disappointed to not convene in Philadelphia as planned, the live virtual plenary sessions and the ongoing presentation of concurrent session topics at NAACCR talks have allowed us to reach a broader, more diverse audience than ever before. More than 2,000 people from around the world attended the virtual plenary sessions held on June 23 – 25, many of them hospital registry staff for whom this was their first NAACCR Conference experience.


The feedback we have received from the conference evaluations has been overwhelmingly positive, with more than 95% of attendees “satisfied” or “very satisfied” by the virtual experience, and all 19 plenary speakers rated 5/5 for quality of content.


NAACCR would like to thank the plenary speakers who so smoothly and willingly transitioned their presentations to the virtual format and who made the conference an engaging and educational event; the 2020 NAACCR Annual Conference Program Committee, co-chaired by Nan Stroup and Wendy Aldinger, for all of the hard work they put into planning the agenda and recruiting speakers; the NAACCR community for their patience and support over these tumultuous few months; and, most of all, the more than 2,000 attendees who took the time out of their busy schedules to turn out for the virtual sessions!


Recordings of all virtual plenary sessions as well as posters are available on the NAACCR web site. For a schedule of NAACCR Talks covering additional topics from the annual conference, please visit




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