Where is going to be?Location: St. Joseph Hospital & Medical Center
350 W Thomas Road * Phoenix Arizona 85013
Date: November 20th, 2019, Wednesday
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Check-In at 7:00 AM
Registration will open in July 2019
2019 Events in Arizona
- Arizona Cancer Registry will be hosting an Annual Workshop, A Data Focus, on June 28th, 2019 at Desert Willow Conference Center.
- Cancer Registrar of Arizona (CRAAZ) will be hosting an Annual Event on November 20th, 2019 at St Joseph Hospital & Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona.
- American Cancer Society will be hosting several events in Arizona. Here are a list of events if you would like to attend. If you would like additional information on any of these events click here to search for that specific event.
- 2019 Tucson DE Breakfast AZ
- 2019 Real Men Wear Pink of Phoenix AZ
- 2019 Relay For Life of Queen Creek and San Tan Valley AZ VL
- 2019 Making Strides of Phoenix AZ
- 2019 Rugged Maniac Phoenix-Glendale AZ
- 2019 OdySea in the Desert AZ
Registration for the Fall Conference has opened and we are ready to accept registration! Please click the link which will take you to the page to complete registration. You can either complete it online or you can print off the form and mail it to us. We will also accept late registration at the door but please complete the form early so we can adequately plan for the number of attendees! Thanks so much for all you do and we look forward to seeing you all there!
Click here to go to the registration page.
2018 CRAAZ President
We’ve almost made it out of summertime in Phoenix, but what has been hotter than the summer sun are some of ACR’s most recent reports available to you and the Arizona community. Still warm from the printing press; check out Arizona Melanoma Reporting 2018-1, for the most recent update on
physician reporting of melanoma. It’s hard to believe that 2018 changes are among us. At the ACR we are not only preparing for 2018 changes, but also producing information retrospectively on prior diagnosis years such as the release of “Cancer in Arizona – Statistics & Trends.” From day to day work activities, it might be hard to imagine your role in Arizona’s public health system as a single hospital registrar. However, collectively registrars have an enormous impact on cancer analysis through their abstracts. I encourage you to see the impact you make by checking for newly posted information on cancer and related at the ACR website: https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/public-health-statistics/cancer-registry/index.php
So happy to find you here! The Cancer Registry Association of Arizona is very excited about the new look and energy we are creating around YOUR Association. I emphasize YOUR Association because that’s what CRAAZ is. CRAAZ does not exist without the membership of the registrars throughout the state. An organization that was created in 1997 to serve the Arizona registry community in training and education, networking, and advocacy. With the busyness of the work we do and the volunteer nature of the CRAAZ Board, we recognized that CRAAZ needed to step up and be more of a presence and greater service to the AZ registry community. In the next year you will see more postings to the website… job postings… training and education opportunities… invitations for your involvement… networking opportunities… and more.
To begin with… the next NAACCR Webinar is 6/7/2018 and the topic is Thyroid and Adrenal Gland
(See the calendar attached.) Please join me at the Arizona Cancer Registry for the free airing of this webinar and gain 3 CEU’s. Watch for the registration link from survey monkey or contact Teri Johnson at Teresa.email@example.com
Also Please Save the Date of June 29th for the Annual Arizona Cancer Registry meeting
Please spread the word that CRAAZ is here and working to support the Arizona Registry Community. If you have not joined or know new registrars that don’t know about CRAAZ share the info and help make CRAAZ stronger and better to continue to support the good work we all do. We’re stronger together!
Arizona Cancer Registry
Just a reminder that today is the last day to join CRAAZ for 2018, if you are so inclined.
The reason the membership period is so short is so that we can make plans for the fall meeting (it is helpful to know what your budget is if you want to secure a location and book speakers…you know, little details like that!).
You guys know the drill. You can become a CRAAZ member by:
1) Joining online via the website. I decided that revamping the website was a priority this year, so I hope you think it’s shiny. You don’t even have to be a PayPal member to pay via PayPal. When you check out, you can select pay via Debit/Credit card as an option and check out as a guest. The website page is located at http://www.craaz.info/membership/
Why join CRAAZ in 2018?
Well, it saves you money if you’re planning to come to our Fall 2018 educational conference.
When is that conference going to be?
I am pleased to announce that to you right now:
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19th, 2018. Stay tuned for details. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel.
Mark those calendars. Have you marked them????
I know I like saving money on conferences! Why else? We are stronger together, and you have access to a whole community of registrars right here. Plus all the education that goes along with being around registrars. That’s pretty priceless. Especially this year, because, well, CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE…
If you wait until tomorrow, we would love to have you as a member (for 2019).
2018 CRAAZ President
GOVERNOR DOUGLAS A. DUCEY
STATE OF ARIZONA
WHEREAS, cancer registrars help health care professionals better meet the needs of patients with cancer by collecting and maintaining data on people diagnosed with this disease; and
WHEREAS, data collected by cancer registrars is used by physicians to monitor treatment and continuing care of patients, and by epidemiologists to track the cancer activity throughout Arizona and the nation; and
WHEREAS, cancer registrars in Arizona are committed to promoting the latest medical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer; and
WHEREAS, National Cancer Registrars Week recognizes the contributions that professional cancer registrars make to the field of allied health with the theme “Cancer Registrars: Hidden Jewels of Cancer Care.”
NOW, THEREFORE, 1, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the state of Arizona, do hereby designate April 9 – 13, 2018, as
CANCER REGISTRARS WEEK
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, 1 have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona
Douglas A. Ducey
DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this thirtieth day of March in the year Two Thousand and Eighteen and of the Independence of the United States ofAmerica the Two Hundred and Forty-Second. ATTEST:
SECRETARY OF STATE
CONSIDER JOINING THE BOARD
We’ve all got experience and knowledge to share, and the best way to get your voice heard is to run for office. While the CTR is required to run for president, there are plenty of positions that don’t require certifications. Whatever your background, we can work with you to find a position that you can make a valuable contribution to.
Do you have concerns about the pricing for membership or for our annual conference? Do you have ideas for educational offerings? Do you have suggestions for how CRAAZ can help the registry community? Join us!
If you’ve served on the board before, each year is different and I can tell you I already have exciting plans for 2018.
What is the commitment, you ask?
Not much, actually. We hold our meetings via once-a-month phone calls, so you can contribute from the comfort of your own home. Oh, and you will need to make sure you’re a member of CRAAZ next year.
What are the open positions?
President Elect requires a CTR (or someone CTR eligible) and is a 3 year commitment (you’ll serve one year as President Elect to learn the ropes, then have your chance to hear “Hail to the Chief” sung in your honor as President your second year (2019), and then you’ll get to enjoy being Immediate Past President and chair of the Nominating Committee. Perks include getting to represent CRAAZ at NCRA when you’re President and getting to plan the conference (you know you want to!).
Vice President means you will be able to vote and attend teleconferences, and you’ll step in when the President can’t. It’s a great learning experience. You’ll need your CTR in case you have to serve as President.
Secretary would give you the opportunity to get to know the Board and become more involved in CRAAZ as well by helping with meeting minutes (no big deal…we even have a template) and maintaining the membership list. You’ll laugh lots and you’ll learn lots, sometimes at the same time.
I CAN’T JOIN, BUT I KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD BE AMAZING!
We’d love to hear your suggestions, and we will gently remind them how amazing they are and see if they’re interested in participating on the CRAAZ Board.
WHAT IF I’M NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR OFFICE?
Have we got positions for you! We’re always looking for general membership representatives who can give us feedback from our members on how we can improve CRAAZ. You could help out with the Education conference. Maybe you’re the sort who just love coming up with rules and regulations. There’s the Bylaws Committee to consider. Oh…or you could be great with websites and e-mails (I see that phone out right now). We’d love to have you share your time and your talents, whatever they are.
Let us know what you’re interested in doing and what you’re available for and we’ll find a spot for you. There are fresh baked cookies and balloon animals!
If you’re interested in running for the CRAAZ Board, if you have suggestions for who we should approach, or if you’re interested in serving in a non-elected (appointed) position, please fill out the information form I’ve attached. You can return it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact past CRAAZ president Iris Castro at Iris.Castro@ctca-hope.com.
We’ll be voting on Friday, so send us your nominations ASAP.
All my best,
Juliet R. Wilkins, CTR
Immediate Past President/President Elect/Nominating Committee Chair
Cancer Registry Association of Arizona