NAACCR Narrative
Summer 2013
Message from the President
Message from the Executive Director
Implementation of ICD-0-3 Updates
Status of ICD-10-CM: Casefinding Lists and Conversion Files
Priority Area Networks Are A Great Way To Be Involved With NAACCR
Staying Involved in NAACCR Standards and Best Practices
Join the Team - National Data Exchange Agreement Update
Connecting Researchers and Registries
Highlights from the Program Manager of Standards
NAACCR Education and Training Program Update
NAACCR 2013-2014 Education and Training Calendar
2014 Conference - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
CINA 2013
Honoring Excellence and Expertise: NAACCR's 2013 Award Winners
Resolutions from the NAACCR Board
NAACCR 2013 Student Award Winners
NAACCR Annual Conference Poster Awards
Deep in the Heart of NAACCR
Cancer Registries from A-Z - The Florida Cancer Data System
Cancer Registries from A-Z - The Illinois State Cancer Registry
Cancer Registries from A-Z - The Indiana State Cancer Registry
Birds of a Feather
NAACCR 'Out and About'
In Memorium
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Message from the President

Dear NAACCR Members:

This is my first ‘Message from the President’ and I would like to reiterate how proud and honored I am to be your President. I promise to do the best I can to uphold the NAACCR principles and move the organization forward as you have laid out. The NAACCR membership is a uniquely qualified body of experts in cancer surveillance that continue to move the field forward in a relevant manner. Collectively, our community’s knowledge and experience in disease surveillance is unrivalled.

Benjamin Franklin once said “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. I feel NAACCR has never failed to prepare. The Strategic Management Plan, which was built around the NAACCR members collective comments/suggestions/ideas, provides us with vertical agility and horizontal flexibility necessary to address the priority areas, along with the many cross-cutting issues, we as a community, are dealing with and will continue to deal with.

In my mind, respect, trust and collaboration have always been the keys to our success. As the African proverb says – “If you want to go fast, go alone…… If you want to go far, go together.” Every member of NAACCR must remember from whence we came. We got here together through respect, trust and collaboration. To continue to succeed, we must embrace the future while remembering the past….. and travel the path together.

I am constantly humbled by the enormity of the tasks we have collectively conquered over the years and excited about what lies ahead. In support of our members and through our members, NAACCR will continue to be proactive in its response to new technology, ideology and methodology and the cross-cutting issues associated. While the future may bring what appear to be unrealistic challenges, I feel the NAACCR community is prepared to address the known and the unknown.

In order for NAACCR to continue to foster an environment where members’ uniqueness can co-exist and be celebrated under one umbrella, I will need your support and encouragement. I look forward to working with each of you during my tenure.

Best Wishes,

Jill A. MacKinnon, PhD, CTR


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