NAACCR Narrative
Spring 2014
Message From the President
Message From the Executive Director
Come to Ottawa and Meet the World
NAACCR 2014 Annual Conference Preliminary Program now Available
NAACCR Annual Conference Social Media Contest
NAACCR Annual Conference Program App
Birds of a Feather
The Registry of the Future
NAACCR Annual 5K Run/Walk
Things to do in Ottawa
NAACCR and Partners Planning Analysis of Breast Cancer by Subtype for Annual Report to the Nation 2014
NAACCR Speaks on Behalf of Meaningful Use
The CONCORD-2 Study
New CDC Cancer Cluster Guidelines Available
Collaborative Stage Transition Newsletter now Available
ICD-O-3 Update Implementation
SEER*Educate Training Update
NAACCR 2014 Education and Training Calendar
NAACCR Education and Training Program Update
Highlights From the Program Manager of Standards
Member Recognition Awards Program
Join the Team - National Data Exchange Agreement Update
Steering Committee Corner
From the Research and Data Use Steering Comittee
Upcoming Twitter Webinar
Twitter Digest
Job Announcement - Cancer Surveillance Operations, NJ State Cancer Registry
NAACCR Executive Office Updates
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Message From the President
Jill A. MacKinnon, PhD, CTR
NAACCR President
Leo Tolstoy said, “Spring is a time of plans and projects." Robin Williams said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, 'Let’s party'.” I hope all our northern friends and colleagues are ready to celebrate being free of the snow, ice, and the cold.
NAACCR’s contribution to the CS Transition Group is in full swing. Many of you have read and contributed to the "Post Collaborative Stage Volume II Options" posting on NAACCR’s NetLink by a dedicated and hard-working group (headed by Rich Pinder, Amy Kahn, and Gary Levin) under Standardization and Registry Development. They worked tirelessly, developed several very good strategies, and composed a wonderful document for comment. I am so gratified to see so many members participating in the discussion by submitting great ideas and comments posted by the Priority Area Network (PAN). This is really NAACCR at its best.
Speaking of PANs…If you have not already done so, please join a PAN. This is a wonderful communication and information-sharing venue. The different PANs are intended to link members with common interests together in order to solve problems and communicate new ideas. Knowledge sharing and problem solving are two of the pillars of the NAACCR community. To join a PAN, simply log in to MyNAACCR and click “My Profile” in the upper left. On your profile, click Edit/View Information and scroll all the way to the bottom. Check the boxes for the PANs you wish to join and the ways in which you’d like to participate and click Save. It may take several days for your choices to be applied. And don’t forget – you can sign up for more than one PAN.
Speaking of communication and information sharing...Please make sure to check out the NAACCR Narrative and the NAACCR website for Steering Committee updates. We are all about using different venues to ask questions, share information, and spark participation in NAACCR. And speaking of different venues, learn how to tweet with me by signing up for the free NAACCR Webex “How to Twitter” on April 15 (
Speaking of participation...I am imploring Registry Directors and Managers, if you have not already done so, to engage more of your junior staff in NAACCR and national surveillance activities. In our ever changing environment, more good ideas keep us moving forward.
Speaking of moving us forward...Our Annual Meeting is fast approaching. This year, the NAACCR Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with the International Association of Cancer Registries in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 21st through the 28th. The planning committee has worked very hard on developing another fantastic meeting. If you have not already done so, please download the preliminary program from the NAACCR home page and register for the conference. It really is going to be a wonderful event.
Finally (sorry, I couldn’t think of another "Speaking of..." transition), if you have a question, comment, or suggestion for any member of the Board of Directors, please write us directly or use the email address to communicate with us. 
Enjoy your spring and I look forward to seeing you at the NAACCR Conference in Ottawa.
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