Winter 2020 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Randi Rycroft, MSPH, CTR

NAACCR President



Hello NAACCR members!

Happy New Year! I cannot believe it is 2020, a year that sounded so far away all my life. In honor of it being ‘2020’, let’s make this a year driven by clear vision. A few updates:

The Bylaws committee is working diligently with the help of a parliamentarian to review and tighten language in our bylaws. Look for the committee’s recommendations in the next couple of months and if any members have suggestions for bylaws changes, now is the time to submit those.

Watch for some new best practices documents from the Professional Development Steering Committee on telecommuting and recruitment and retention.

Now that data submission is done, it’s time to start thinking about the annual conference to be held June 21-25 in Philadelphia, PA. This year’s theme is “Cancer Surveillance: Keystone of Progress” and the conference is being co-hosted by Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which may be a first for NAACCR. Whether you are a Pat’s or Geno’s fan, start making your plans now to join us in Philly — all are welcome in the City of Brotherly Love! The Planning Committee (co-chaired by Wendy Aldinger and Nan Stroup) and NAACCR staff are working hard to give us yet another excellent educational and networking experience. Please share your expertise with the rest of NAACCR: general conference abstracts are due by 11:59 pm ET, Friday, January 31, 2020. Student abstracts are due by 11:59 pm ET, Friday, February 14, 2020. Plus, we are hosting another hackathon this year – what brilliant solutions might the participants come up with for cancer surveillance this time? I can’t wait to find out, and I look forward to seeing you all there!

And in other annual conference news, NAACCR recently announced that the 2022 annual conference will be held here in Boise, Idaho. The Cancer Data Registry of Idaho is delighted to work with NAACCR to plan the meeting and a few extracurricular activities for your enjoyment. Remember when Frances Ross taught us all the correct way to pronounce ‘Louisville’? For Boise, you need to know that it’s pronounced ‘Boy-C’ not ‘Boy-Z’. Much more to come later…

It is my honor and privilege to work with and learn from each of you. I want to take this opportunity to encourage each of you to participate in NAACCR’s committees, workgroups, and task forces. Share your wisdom to help guide and improve the cancer surveillance community, contributing toward our ultimate mission of reducing the burden of cancer in North America. Your voice is important to NAACCR!

All my best to you and your families!




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