Spring 2020 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment


Randi Rycroft, MSPH, CTR

NAACCR President
rrycroft@teamiha.org

 

 

Greetings to all of my NAACCR colleagues! I am writing this from my remote, undisclosed location and I hope that all of you are still safe and well, and remain as sane as possible. I know that many of you have been pulled from your regular jobs to work on that other ‘C’ and I have heard numerous stories of how our various skillsets have improved the data collection, data quality, and tracking for COVID-19. Bravo, NAACCR Community!

 

As you all know, NAACCR had to come to the incredibly difficult decision to cancel our in-person conference. But in true form, NAACCR staff rallied to solve the problem and quickly developed a virtual program for us. Registration for the online sessions is now open – click here to register. Special thanks to Nan Stroup and Wendy Aldinger, our Program Committee Co-Chairs, as well as the entire Program Committee for their work in planning our conference and securing the plenary speakers. We also really appreciate how flexible our plenary speakers were in agreeing to deliver their talks virtually.

 

Please also plan to attend the virtual NAACCR Business Meeting on June 24. Among other things, we will have several bylaws changes for the membership to approve and we must have a quorum present to carry out the vote. If you are the voting member for your organization and you cannot attend, you must arrange for a proxy to attend the meeting — be sure to work with the NAACCR office to designate your proxy officially. Because the proposed bylaws changes are numerous, NAACCR has also scheduled a separate webinar to go through all the proposed bylaws changes in detail and to allow the membership to ask questions and voice any concerns.

 

I do have some exciting news to share. Later this year, NAACCR will be providing all the content for the fall edition of the Journal of Registry Management, the official journal of the National Cancer Registrars Association. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to highlight original research and operations information from the central cancer registry world. The plan going forward is that NAACCR will do this each fall, with the Research and Data Use Committee taking the lead on soliciting and peer-reviewing submitted articles.

 

I know we will all miss seeing one another at the annual conference – the networking opportunities are a significant part of why our conference is so successful each year. I hope to “see” all of you at our virtual conference in June. Until then, please take care and stay well!

 

 

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