Conference Information


NCRA's 44th Annual Educational Conference will be held May 20-23, 2018, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Download the Registration Brochure for more details.

2018 Conference Program
Download the final 2018 Conference Program

Mobile App and Conference e-Proceedings
Directions on how to download the Mobile App and online Conference e-Proceedings will be sent to all registrants the week of May 7.  

Hotel Reservations
The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is where all events will occur and sleeping rooms are reserved. The hotel is located at 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130.

NCRA has negotiated a single/double sleeping room rate of $209/night. Room reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis until sell-out or April 20, 2018, whichever comes first. Make reservations online or call 888-627-7033. To receive the $209 rate, you must mention the “National Cancer Registrars Association” at the time of reservation.

Air Travel/Ground Transportation

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the airport servicing New Orleans. Airport Shuttle is offering a discount to NCRA attendees.  The discount is available for online bookings only.  Book the shuttle online. The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a 30-minute cab drive from the airport. Uber and Lyft services are also available from the airport.

April Fritz Celebration on May 22 in New Orleans
April Fritz will be honored on May 22 at NCRA’s Annual Educational Conference in New Orleans. April’s colleagues, friends, and relatives will hold a Celebration of Life/Cajun Dance Party. This event will also serve as a fundraiser for an educational fund to be named in her honor. Here are the details! Link to http://afritz.org/april/index.htm

NCRA 2018 Annual Business Meeting Agenda
Monday, May 21, 2018
11:45 am–1:15 pm
1. Welcome and Call to Order
2. Adoption of the Credentials Report
3. Adoption of the Annual Business Meeting Standing Rules
4. Adoption of the Agenda
5. Report from the Minutes Approval Committee 2017
6. Appointment of the Minutes Approval Committee 2018
7. Announcement of Election Results
8. Treasurer’s Report
9. New Business
10. Adjourn

Need a Letter-of-Support to Attend NCRA 2018?

NCRA reaches out to administrators to support cancer registry staff attending its educational conference. This letter-of-support highlights the value and importance of attending the conference. We need your help in identifying who should receive this important letter on your behalf. Note: the letter is not limited to hospital facilities. Any NCRA member who feels they would benefit from such support (hospital, central, federal, service provider, vendor, etc.) is encouraged to provide contact information. NCRA will not share the contact information with other organizations, and NCRA will not mention your name in the communication.  Provide contact information

Annual State Association Basket Raffle
Beautiful baskets that are representative of their communities are created by the state associations and are raffled during the conference. If your state association is interested in participating, download the 2018 State Basket Sign-Up Sheet

Volunteer Opportunities
NCRA needs volunteers to help with monitoring sessions, bag preparation, and business meeting assistance. Learn more and sign-up using the 2018 Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet