NCRA’s 46th Annual Educational Conference will be held May 31-June 3, 2020, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The conference will showcase critical topics to help cancer registrars stay current and up-to-date with advancements and changes in the field. Attendees can earn 18.75 CEs.
Register for the Conference
Register online or download the 2020 Conference Registration Brochure. If you plan to attend the SEER post-conference workshop, see separate registration link below to complete your registration for this event.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is where all events will occur and where sleeping rooms are reserved. NCRA has negotiated a single/double sleeping room rate of $199/night. Room reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis until sell-out or May 1, 2020, whichever comes first. Make reservations by calling 407-939-4686; use the code “NCRA”. (Note: The days and hours to make reservations via phone are Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM EST and Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST.) You are encouraged to make your reservations online by going to www.ncra-usa.org/Hotel. Please note that at the time of booking, the total cost of one night’s room/tax will be charged.
For your convenience, Disney’s Magical Express offers complimentary motor coach transportation to/from Orlando International Airport for attendees staying at a Disney Resort hotel. Once your room is booked at the Coronado Springs Resort, details on how to arrange this service will be included in an email confirmation from the Coronado Springs Resort.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is served by 40+ airlines and is the closest airport to the Disney resorts.
Danielle Chufar Conference Scholarship
The Danielle Chufar Memorial Annual Conference Scholarship is named in memory of the NCRA staff member who passed away in February 2004 from cancer. The scholarship covers the full conference registration fee, round-trip coach airfare, and hotel accommodations for three nights. Deadline is February 20, 2020. Download the Chufar Scholarship application.
Reference the 2020 Registration Brochure for additional details on the workshops.
CTR Exam Prep Workshop: Hands-On Strategies for the Open-Book Section
The CTR Exam Prep Workshop: Hands-On Strategies for the Open-Book Section is Sunday, May 31, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. This one-day training is for those preparing to take the CTR exam in 2020. Faculty will focus exclusively on the open-book portion of the exam, providing a thorough review of resources and offering hands-on case studies to help candidates prepare for the exam.
Fundamentals of Abstracting Workshop
The Fundamentals of Abstracting Workshop is Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; and Wednesday, June 3, from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM. The two-and-a-half-day workshop is intended for new registrars and will focus on the concepts of quality abstracting and data reporting practices. The agenda includes hands-on experiences and interactive exercises using patient cases, resource materials, manuals, and databases to provide the participant opportunities to experience a variety of basic and complex abstracting exercises. The faculty will provide a theoretical basis for the tasks and activities associated with abstracting and a comprehensive and thorough review of the topics most important to abstractors. The Fundamentals of Abstracting Workshop is suitable for cancer registry employees with between six months and two years of experience.
2020 SEER Advanced Topics for Registry Professionals Workshop
2020 SEER Advanced Topics for Registry Professionals Workshop is Thursday, June 4 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM; and Friday, June 5, from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The workshop will expand registrars’ knowledge of several important topics: the 2018 Histology Coding Rules, New Data Items for 2021, SEER Quality initiatives, advanced pathology concepts, and more! Participants will complete assigned cases in SEER*Educate before the workshop (details to be provided). In-depth coding and abstracting training will be based on participants’ coding of the assigned cases. No meals will be provided. Space is limited. The registration for the SEER post-conference workshop is separate from NCRA’s Annual Conference registration. To attend, please go to the online SEER registration link.
Need a Letter-of-Support to Attend NCRA 2020?
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. To provide the contact information of the person who should receive the letter-of-support, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020LetterofSupport
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 2020 State Basket Sign-Up Sheet.
NCRA needs volunteers to help with monitoring sessions, bag preparation, and business meeting assistance. Learn more and sign-up using the 2020 Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet.
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 in early May.
Cancer registrars are data information specialists that capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the U.S. The curated data provides essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials to better monitor and advance cancer treatments, conduct research, and improve cancer prevention and screening programs. Learn more about how to become a cancer registrar and how cancer registry data is used to improve public health.