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April 30, 2013
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Visit us at the NCRA Annual Meeting May 30 - June 2 in San Francisco

Are you attending the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco May 30-June 2, 2013?  If so, plan to hear a number of engaging speakers representing the Commission on Cancer (CoC), the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Speakers include: Daniel McKellar, MD, FACS, Introducing and Implementing the CoC Quality Measures (June 1, 8 - 8:45 am); Cindy Burgin, The Future of the NAPBC (June 1, 11:30 am -12:15 pm); Robert Sticca, MD, FACS and Asa Carter, CTR, CoC Standards and Survey Overview (June 1, 3:45 - 5:15 pm); Donna Gress, RHIT, CTR, Data Harmonization Efforts Across the Cancer Staging System (June 2, 12 - 12:30 pm); Marty Madera, Collaborative Stage Version 02.05: Updates for 2014 (June 2, 12:30 - 1 pm); Deborah Etheridge, CTR, Donna Gress, RHIT, CTR, and Jerri Linn Phillips, CTR, The Best of CAnswer Forum FAQs (June 2,  2:30 – 3:15 pm); and  Erica McNamara, MPH and Catherine Telford, CTR, Importance of Implementing the CoC Rapid Quality Report System (RQRS) (June 2, 3:15 - 4:30 pm). 

These valuable sessions will provide you with the information you need to meet the 2012 standards, the CoC survey process, staging and data resources, and be providing multidisciplinary care for the cancer patient. 

Also, please take the opportunity to visit with staff from the CoC, the AJCC, and the NAPBC in the exhibit hall on Friday, May 31 from 5:45 - 8 pm; Saturday, June 1 from 7:00 am - 3:45 pm, and Sunday, June 2 from 7:00 am - 2:30 pm.  The staff looks forward to seeing you and answering any questions you may have.

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