Official Proclamation from Arizona Governor Douglas A. Ducey

GOVERNOR DOUGLAS A. DUCEY

STATE OF ARIZONA

PROCLAMATION

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

GOVERNOR

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:

Michele Reagan

SECRETARY OF STATE

Join the CRAAZ Board! (We Want You)

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

Vice President

Secretary  

 

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 wilkins.juliet@mayo.edu 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

 

Juliet R. Wilkins, CTR

Immediate Past President/President Elect/Nominating Committee Chair
Cancer Registry Association of Arizona

2017-2018 CRAAZ Nominating Form

2017 Membership Registration is NOW OPEN!!

2017 membership registration is now open. Click on the Membership page and you then have the option to either enroll online and pay via PayPal or you can download and print out the membership application and mail it in with your payment (check or money order).

Early Bird registration is open from today until January 31st. Those members who register during this time will be eligible for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.

Regular registration will run during the entire month of February. Late registration will apply during the month of March – so be prepared to add an additional $10 to your payment. Registration ends on March 31st.

Early Bird Registration Pricing Ends Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that if you haven’t registered for our 2016 Fall Educational Conference (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 2016), now is the time! 

 
Early Registration pricing is valid through the end of the day tomorrow (9/24/16). You can register securely via the Events Page on our website (www.craaz.info) or by filling out the conference registration form and mailing it in to our PO Box. 
 
We hope to see all of you at Mayo Clinic this October. If you have any questions/comments/etc., feel free to get in touch with us via the Contact page on the website. 
 
After tomorrow, Regular Registration pricing will apply through THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH
 
If I can make one more small plea: 
 
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. 
 
If  you’ve served on the board before, each year is different and I have no doubt that our President Elect, Daniel Garcia, has exciting plans for 2017. 
 
What is the commitment, you ask? 
 
Not much, actually. We hold our meetings via once-a-month phone calls. 
 
If you’re interested in running for the CRAAZ Board, contact our past president, Iris Castro, at Iris.Castro@ctca-hope.com.
 
All my best to you, 
 
Juliet Wilkins 
2016 CRAAZ President 

The Early Bird Catches the Worm

The early bird catches the worm, and those who register early for the CRAAZ conference save money on the regular registration rate! Register before Thursday (9/15) to get the best price on this year’s educational conference.

Regular registration rates are in effect 9/16/16-10/13/16. Late registration fees apply the day of the conference, so complete your registration early!

Continue reading “The Early Bird Catches the Worm”

2016 CRAAZ Membership Opportunity This Friday

CRAAZ will open up 2016  membership registration again for ONE DAY ONLY on June 24th, at the ACR Training. We will have hard copy registration forms and will accept cash or check to pay your membership dues (no cards). By becoming a member, you will receive a discounted rate for our fall education conference. As a reminder, here are the costs based on membership type:

  • Active ($25.00) – Primary occupation cancer registry work (abstracting, follow up or supervision). Can vote, hold office and/or chair committee.
  • Associate ($15.00) – Person interested in purpose of association. Primary occupation CANNOT be cancer registry, cannot vote, hold office or chair committee.
  • Inactive ($15.00) – An inactive member is no longer working within the cancer registry field. This category includes retirees, unemployed persons, and persons on extended leave from their cancer registry position. An inactive member shall not vote, hold office or chair a committee, but may serve on a committee.
  • Student ($10.00) – Person enrolled in college level curriculum courses pertaining to medical records or cancer registry. Cannot vote, hold office or chair committee.
  • Sustaining ($50.00) – Person, institution or organization interested in promoting purpose of CRAAZ. Cannot vote, hold office, or chair a committee.

Dues paid after 2/29/2016 are late and an additional $10.00 late fee will be charged. Please be prepared to submit your dues with cash or check. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the ACR Training Friday!

Membership Registration 2016

Membership registration continues.  Please use the electronic registration to join CRAAZ for 2016 or download the paper form located on the site.  Please note that we do not have a website moderator for this year.  If you have any interest in this role within CRAAZ please contact President Juliet Wilkins. 

Registration for the Fall Conference Opens Today

Please join us for the Annual Conference October 9, 2015 hosted by Cancer Treatment Centers of America at the Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear, Arizona.  We have a great one day conference scheduled with 6 CE hours under review at NCRA.  You’ll find the agenda and registration information on the website.   www.craaz.info/

 

Thank you for your support of our organization.