Winter 2019 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Welcome to the Steering Committee Corner!

This column will provide brief Steering Committee updates such as new reports or projects, coding changes, new data standards, requests for priority area network members for specific workgroups, and other information that NAACCR Steering Committees feel the NAACCR community should be aware of. We hope that this column helps to connect us as we continue to move forward with enhanced cancer surveillance.

Susan T. Gershman
Massachusetts Cancer Registry

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE (PDSC)

Co-Chairs: Frances Ross and Mignon Dryden

 

Committee Highlights since last Narrative:

The Board of Directors have tasked the Professional Development Steering Committee with new charges. Recruitment for NAACCR members to join Task Forces or Work Groups has started for the projects listed below.

New Committee Charges:

  1. Outline the NAACCR opportunities for Higher Education, in all aspects of central cancer registry activities: operations, surveillance, research, informatics, etc.
  2. Develop Best Practices for Recruitment & Retention, including Policies on Telecommuting and a New Registrar Training Guide
  3. Global Initiatives – outline a simplified education plan for low-resource countries, with current emphasis on the Caribbean countries
  4. CDC Cooperative Agreement-work with Jim Hofferkamp as he responds to NPCR’s requests for webinars, in person training sessions, and assessments of educational needs
  5. Expand and promote NAACCR’s Learning Management System with tutorials on NDI linkage, Match*Pro, and other continuous use tools
  6. Continue to maintain and update the Member Awards Program

If you are interested in working with Professional Development on these important projects or would like more information, please contact Frances Ross fer@kcr.uky.edu; or Mignon Dryden mdryden@crgc-cancer.org.

 

RESEARCH AND DATA USE STEERING COMMITTEE (RDUSC)

Co-Chairs: Hannah Weir and Susan Gershman

 

Training/Education:

Webinar List 
Preparing Your Incidence Data to be Used in SEER*StatJanuary 23, 2019
Preparing Your Mortality Data to be Used in SEER*StatFebruary 20, 2019
XMLMarch 27, 2019
NCI Methods and Tools for Population-Based Cancer Statistics: JoinPoint, Delay-adjustment, DevCan/Know your changes, Incidence-based mortality, MP-SIR, CanStat, & SurvivalApril 24, 2019
NCI Methods and Tools for Population-Based Cancer Statistics: JoinPoint, Delay-adjustment, DevCan/Know your changes, Incidence-based mortality, MP-SIR, CanStat, & SurvivalMay 1, 2019
NAACCR GeocoderMay 8, 2019
Match*ProTBD
Death ClearanceTBD
Annual Report to NationWaiting publication release date
California Cancer Highlights: Focus on MinoritiesTBD April 2019

 

Committee Highlights since last Narrative:

  • Advocacy Cancer Fact Sheets: NAACCR will distribute ACS CAN state specific and summary fact sheets when reports become approx. March 2019. RDU will work with Communications Steering Committee to provide guidance regarding how to use the fact sheets to advocate for cancer surveillance.
  • If you have a suggestion for a journal club or surveillance webinar topics, please contact Hannah Weir (hweir@cdc.gov) or Susan Gershman (gershman@state.ma.us).

 

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