Registration Information

NCRA's 44th Annual Educational Conference will be held May 20-23, 2018, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA. The program has been designed to ensure registrars are current and up-to-date with advancements in the field. There are 39 plenary and concurrent sessions to provide conference attendees a wide range of choices to meet individual educational needs. Earn 18 CEs. Download the Registration Brochure.


Important Dates


April 6, 2018: Early-Bird Registration Cut-Off

April 20, 2018: Last date to cancel registration to receive a refund. See critical details below.


How to Register

If you have any questions or need assistance with the registration process, please contact Nancy Allen (703) 299-6640 Ext. 311. NCRA’s goal is to make your registration experience easy and efficient. This page contains important information regarding your registration, payment methods, and NCRA’s cancellation policy. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!


·         Register Online (CLOSED-Please contact Nancy Allen for registration assistance)

·         Registration Form



Cancellation Policy
NCRA will accept cancellations and refund registration fees for cancellations received on or before April 20, 2018. Cancellations must be in writing. NCRA will refund the registration fees paid, less the $100 processing charge by June 20, 2018. No refunds will be made for any cancellation received after April 20, 2018. Substitutions are always accepted. NCRA will accept cancellations by mail, fax, or e-mail. Fax: 703-299-6620; e-mail: registration@ncra-usa.org; and mail: NCRA, Attn: Conference Registration, 1330 Braddock Place, Suite 520, Alexandria, VA, 22314.


Registration Rates

Early rates are available to registrants whose form and payment are postmarked by or received by April 6, 2018. 


Payment Methods

NCRA accepts the following forms of payment: check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. NCRA accepts purchase orders, but a copy of the P.O. must be provided to NCRA’s offices and include the following information for invoicing: contact name, company, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. The organization will be billed with payment due 30 days following the date of the invoice. Registrations will not be confirmed until payment is received.


Returned Check Fee

If your check is returned for insufficient funds, a returned-check fee will be added to your payment in the amount of $35.



International Payments
NCRA prefers international registrations be paid by credit card. International payments made by check will need to be add $50 for the bank-imposed administration fee to the total. International funds must be drawn on U.S. currency.






Continental breakfast on Monday, May 21; Tuesday, May 22; and Wednesday, May 23; lunch on May 21 at the NCRA Business Meeting; lunch on May 23 at the Awards, Installation, and Recognition Luncheon; refreshments at Monday’s Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall; electronic copy (PDF) of the Conference Proceedings; CE credits; and access to all conference sessions and exhibits.



Meals provided for the specific day as stated above and an electronic copy (PDF) of the Conference Proceedings; CE credits; and access to all conference sessions and exhibits on the day purchased.



Access to the Welcome Reception, NCRA Business Meeting Luncheon, and the Awards, Installation, and Recognition Luncheon. Guests may not attend the education sessions.




CONCURRENT WORKSHOP: Fundamentals of Abstracting Workshop

Fundamentals of Abstracting Workshop is Monday, May 21, through Wednesday, May 23 and includes: continental breakfast all three days, lunch on Monday and Wednesday, and refreshments at Monday's Welcome Reception (opening of the exhibit hall).



CTR Exam Prep: Hands-On Strategies for the Open-Book Section, Sunday, May 20, CTR Exam workshop includes continental breakfast, lunch, and materials.


POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: SEER 2018 Advanced Topics for Registry Professionals

The SEER: 2018 Advanced Topics for Registry Professionals, Thursday, May 24, from 8 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday, May 25, 8 AM to 2:30 PM. Note: The workshop is complimentary, but registration is required. Limited seating. This is a separate event. Please make sure you have selected to attend the SEER Workshop option when you register.