Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
April 3, 2020
NCRA is working closely with Disney on next steps for the 2020 conference. We ask for patience as we are sure members are mindful that these decisions are complex. NCRA will make an announcement by April 17.
March 25, 2020
NCRA is continuing to stay in touch with Disney regarding our annual conference. Even though the Disney Orlando Hotels are on a temporary closure, the Disney convention staff are still working and coordinating with us. We will provide further updates related to the NCRA Conference or other NCRA business as warranted. At this point, there are no new updates on the annual conference or NCRA business.
March 19, 2020
Completion of the 160-Hour Practicum and the CTR Exam
Completion of the 160-Hour Practicum and the CTR Exam NCRA understands some Route A students planning to take the CTR exam during the summer testing window are concerned about completing the required practicum hours before the application deadline, since many facilities have closed in response to COVID-19. In addition, we understand these students are concerned about taking the exam during the fall testing cycle, citing the long time between completing current coursework and practicum hours and the fall exam dates. NCRA and PSI are committed to finding solutions and will have a more detailed update at the end of April.
March 13, 2020
While all Orlando Disney Hotels and Resorts remain open and there are no cases of COVID19 at any property or park, the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks has implemented precautionary measures for the remaining month of March to ensure the safety of guests and staff. The theme parks will temporarily close beginning March 16 through the end of the month.
NCRA is in continual contact with Disney, and we are monitoring the situation closely. Since our conference is scheduled two and a half months from now, May 31-June 3, we are moving forward with our planning.
March 12, 2020
NCRA continues to monitor all aspects of COVID19. We are aware that some hospitals and hospital systems have instituted policies that are limiting travel for individuals through April 2020. We have not seen any that limit travel in late May or June – dates that would impact NCRA’s annual conference. Because COVID 19 is such an unknown, it is hard to predict what is next or where we might be a month from now. Because of those unknowns, coupled with no policies limiting travel into May or June, we are continuing to press ahead with plans to deliver our conference in Orlando. We will continue to provide updates as more information comes forward as it relates to NCRA's conference.
March 3, 2020
NCRA continues planning to offer its Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, May 31-June 3, 2020. We are looking forward to sharing critical cancer registry training and industry updates with you. Disney Resorts and Parks are also continuing to welcome guests for their parks and for the many conferences Disney is hosting. Registration and hotel deadlines remain in effect, so you are encouraged to proceed with registration and hotel bookings at http://www.ncra-usa.org/Conference/2020-Annual-Conference/2020-Conference-Information
NCRA is, of course, monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will implement any guidelines that the CDC recommends.
The Walt Disney Company is also carefully monitoring the situation and is in close contact with health agencies for information and guidance. They will continue to adjust their operations according to the recommendations of health authorities as the situation develops. Policies and procedures for hygiene and safety at the parks and resorts at Walt Disney World can be found at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/health-and-hygiene.
As you plan your attendance at NCRA 2020, a few travel tips and deadlines that may be helpful to you are outlined below.
NCRA Conference and Workshop Registration Cancellation Policy
NCRA will accept cancellations and refund registration fees for cancellations received on/or before May 1, 2020. Cancellations must be in writing. NCRA will refund the registration fees by July 15, 2020, less a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be made for any cancellation received after May 1, 2020. NCRA will accept cancellations by mail, fax, or email.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Cancellation Policy
To receive a refund of the resort deposit, including credit card deposit transaction, the resort must receive a notice of cancellation from you at least five days before your arrival date. To cancel a room reservation, call (407) 939-4686. Please note if you are holding any other types of reservations, such as dining reservations, those reservations will not be cancelled unless you also advise the resort to cancel them.
Driving/Parking – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has ample free parking for guests if you prefer to drive to the conference.
When making air travel arrangements, you may wish to purchase tickets or choose airlines that allow for changes and/or cancellation without penalties. You may also wish to consider travel insurance that will cover these same concerns. These insurance policies are typically available through airline booking sites or can be purchased independently.
We look forward to seeing you in Orlando! Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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