NAACCR Narrative
Winter 2014
IN THIS ISSUE
Message From the President
Message From the Executive Director
NAACCR and IACR 2014 Annual Conference
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend NAACCR's 2014 Annual Conference
Enrico Anglesio Prize
NAACCR Education and Training Program Update
NAACCR 2014 Education and Training Calendar
Join the Team -- National Data Exchange Agreement Update
SEER’s Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Neoplasm Coding Manual and Database = READY!
NAACCR and JPHIT – Partners in Public Health IT
Meeting the Online Demand for Data Works Both Ways
Preparing for the Rush: One Central Registry’s Experience Getting Ready for Electronic Reporting From Physicians
Announcing the Twitter Reporter
Membership has its Privileges! Join the Journal Club Today
State/Provincial Cancer Registries From A-Z: Northwest Territories Cancer Registry
State/Provincial Cancer Registries From A-Z: Prince Edward Island Cancer Registry
NAACCR Engagements!
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Message From the President
Happy New Year! I hope you and your families had a wonderful holiday season. 
 
I don't know about you but I love Januarys. There is something about the beginning of a new year which energizes me. I really don't know why I get so excited because the difference between one year and the next is only one day. But still, I do. 
 
To me “new” brings so much promise, like having a clean slate. I can look back and smile on my individual successes and scratch my head over my challenges. I view 2014 as my 60th fresh start. I even continue to make resolutions…which honestly, I do keep.
 
Within our community, 2013 produced a number of successes and some head-scratching moments as well. For starters, I feel our members make NAACCR a success story for the ages, and that makes me smile. Thanks to the dedication of our members, NAACCR continues to grow into our new Strategic Management Structure. Each one of the Steering Committees has settled into the new structure and is making strides. Transition is difficult and we must continue to resist the urge to revert back to our old ways because they are familiar and comfortable. I am really proud of us. Seriously! We all committed to the SMP in spite of some not completely understanding the whole picture. Through the SMP process, the Board and the Steering Committee members continue to work diligently on keeping NAACCR agile enough to move forward in spite of an uncertain future. Thanks to the architects of the plan and our members, the picture is coming into focus as designed.
 
My NAACCR resolutions for 2014 are to continue improving NAACCR’s communication efforts; encourage and engage more of our sophomore and junior members to become involved in the committee and work group structures; to develop state of the art educational avenues for our members and to expand our collaboration with other organizations.
 
I hope to see you at the combined NAACCR/IACR meeting in Ottawa. The meeting plans are almost final and really think it promises to be another great meeting.
 
Happy New Year and I look forward to NAACCR 2014.  
 
Best Wishes,
 
Jill A. MacKinnon, PhD, CTR
NAACCR President
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