Conference Information

If you registered for the conference or workshop and/or made hotel reservations when it was scheduled for May 31-June 3, please read the FAQs carefully!

Conference Program
NCRA’s 46th Annual Educational Conference will be held Sept. 20-23, 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. Review the current planned Educational Sessions. Updates to the educational program will be posted when available.

Register for the Conference
Click here to register online or download the registration form. If you plan to attend the SEER post-conference workshop, see separate registration link below to complete your registration for this event. (If you had registered for the SEER workshop when it was scheduled for June 4-5, please read the FAQs noted above.) 

Hotel Reservations
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 August 21, 2020, whichever comes first. Make reservations by calling 407-939-4686; and use the code “National Cancer Registrars Association.” Reservations can also be made online by going to Please note that at the time of booking, a total of one-night room and taxes will be charged.

Ground Transportation
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.

Air Travel
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is served by 40+ airlines and is the closest airport to the Disney resorts.

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, September 20, 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, September 21-22 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; and Wednesday, September 23, 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, September 24 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM; and Friday, September 25, 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. Provide the contact information of the person who should receive the letter-of-support.

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. Form is attached.

Volunteer Opportunities
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 September.