Summer 2021 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

The Calum S. Muir Memorial Award


The Calum S. Muir Memorial Award is to honor someone who has made substantive and outstanding contributions in cancer registration. Preference is for the recipient to be an active member of NAACCR with a long term commitment to the organization. The award is bestowed each year at the annual conference.

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 Calum S. Muir Memorial Award:

Frances E. Ross
“For her steadfast dedication throughout her career to improving cancer surveillance in North America, for her generous contributions of service to NAACCR, for serving as a mentor and helping others find their voice, and for providing frank and honest leadership in establishing meaningful data standards.”



The Constance L. Percy Award for Distinguished Service

The Constance L. Percy Award for Distinguished Service has been established to recognize an individual who contributed exceptional volunteer service to NAACCR during the past 12 months, or sustained, current, and long-term contributions to the organization. This year the Award was presented to group of winners.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 the Constance L. Percy Award for Distinguished Service, for their contribution to the Statistical Expert Panel on Central Registry Completeness:

  • Eric J. Feuer, PhD
  • Joshua Sampson, PhD
  • Li Zhu, PhD
  • Trevor Thompson
  • Joe Zou
  • Francis Boscoe, PhD
  • Huann-Sheng Chen


NAACCR Member Recognition Awards

NAACCR Member Recognition Awards were established to acknowledge and foster the ongoing contributions of time and effort made by so many NAACCR members, and in such a variety of ways. NAACCR recognizes that the active engagement of its membership, in all aspects of cancer surveillance, is the core of its success. To promote continuous participation in NAACCR over many years, the Member Awards are designed as points system, where potentially 40 points may be earned in a year, and awards are given at the 100 level, 200 level, and 300 level of achievement. The 2021 awards were announced during the Summer Forum and the awards shipped to the recipient.

The 2021 Level 1 Merit Award winners are:

  • Heather J. Zimmerman, Montana Central Tumor Registry
  • Kyle Lynn Zeigler, Cancer Registry of Greater California
  • Carrie Bateman, Utah Cancer Registry
  • Valerie Yoder, Utah Cancer Registry

The 2021 Level 2 Achievement Award winners are:

  • Bobbi Jo Matt, State Health Registry of Iowa
  • Donna M. Gress, American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs

The 2021 Level 3 Leadership Award winner is:

  • April A. Austin, MS, New York State Cancer Registry

Congratulations and many thanks to all who participated!


NAACCR 2021 Summer Forum Poster Awards

Thank you to the poster authors and judges who participated in the 2021 Annual Conference Poster Awards. There were three awards presented in one overall category:


1st Place:
Pilot Study on Early Onset of Colorectal Cancer in Patients Under Age 50 and Why are they Diagnosed?
Bobbi Jo Matt, State Health Registry of Iowa


2nd Place:
Do Modifiable Risk Factors Impact Pancreatic Cancer Survival in a Population-Based Study after Adjusting for Clinical Factors?
Mei-Chin Hsieh, Louisiana Tumor Registry


3rd Place:
Late-stage Cervical Cancer Diagnosis in Young Adults in California following the Affordable Care Act
Julianne JP Cooley, California Cancer Registry

Congratulations to the winners!


NAACCR Summer Forum Posters

Posters can be viewed on the NAACCR website at this URL:

As a reminder, NAACCR is collaborating with the Journal of Registry Management to publish full papers based on presentations from our Annual Conference. All accepted abstracts from our Summer Forum are eligible to submit a manuscript version to be considered for publication. Please see Dr. Recinda Sherman’s article, NAACCR Research and Data Use Update and Call for Papers for more information.


NAACCR Summer Forum Plenary and Concurrent Presentations

Links to many of the presentations are available on the NAACCR website at the following link Click on the name of the Plenary or Concurrent session to view the recorded slide presentation.




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