Winter 2019 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Antoinette Stroup, PhD
NAACCR President



Hafa Adai![1]

If it’s time for the Winter Narrative, it’s time for NAACCR abstracts! Abstracts for the NAACCR-IACR Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada for NAACCR members were due on Friday, February 1, 2019. We received more than 220 abstracts! Thank you and good luck to everyone who submitted.

The last time NAACCR and IACR (International Association of Cancer Registries) held a combined meeting was 5 years ago in 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This year’s conference will be from June 8-13, 2019. We’re looking forward to coming together again as a global cancer registry community to share and learn about advances in cancer surveillance, research, and operations.

Thank you to all NAACCR voting members for casting their votes during this last election cycle. As many of you know, we held a Special Election to elect a new President-Elect. Results are still being tallied and we will announce the new, incoming President-Elect soon. The new President-Elect will assume office immediately upon certification of the election and will assume the Presidency this June 2019.


I’d like to take this opportunity to wish Frank Boscoe (NY), outgoing President-Elect, all the best as he enters into another phase in his career. Thank you for your contributions to the Board as both a Representative-at-Large and President-Elect. I am heartened to know that although Frank is stepping down as President-Elect, he has assured us that he will remain an active member of NAACCR, contributing to the many ongoing and new research, data use, and surveillance projects.

Finally, please take some time to get acquainted with NAACCR’s new collaboration workspace, SHARE. SHARE replaces Causeway and can be accessed under the Organization & Membership tab on the NAACCR website. There is a how-to video available – Thanks, Jim! – and members can log in using their MyNAACCR login and password. Remember to use NAACCR Share to access materials for all your committees. Thanks to the Communications Steering Committee, Jim, Charlie, and others at the NAACCR office, and all the NAACCR members who tested the site and provided feedback!


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Photo: Frank Boscoe at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2018

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


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