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

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

10 more days to sign-up for membership!

Fellow registrars,

You have only 10 more days (until March 31st) to sign-up for CRAAZ membership. Please do so today! You can pay via PayPal here on the website (just click on the Membership tab). You can also print-out the application and mail it along with a check. If you are sending a check, please know that the envelope must be postmarked by March 31st. Thank you for your support!

10 more days to sign-up for membership!

Fellow registrars,

You have only 10 more days (until March 31st) to sign-up for CRAAZ membership. Please do so today! You can pay via PayPal here on the website (just click on the Membership tab). You can also print-out the application and mail it along with a check. If you are sending a check, please know that the envelope must be postmarked by March 31st. Thank you for your support!

Three More Days!

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We are very excited about our Fall Educational Conference this Friday, October 14th.

 

To be held at Mayo Clinic Waugh Auditorium, 5777 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Check-in opens at 7:30 AM; the conference is scheduled from 8 AM-5 PM. We will be offering continental breakfast, lunch, and a snack included in the conference registration fees.

 

If you haven’t had a chance to register, there’s still time, and we hope to see as many of you as possible. We’re offering 7.5 CE hours this year, and that’s not counting some of the other surprises we have in store for you.

 

Our speakers will cover a wide range of topics (yes, including some staging discussion) and we’re putting together a full day of education. Come for the learning, come for the socializing, come for the food, but above all, please DO come.

 

You are cordially invited.

 

For the complete schedule of speakers and topics and for driving directions to Mayo Clinic, see the Events page on our website.

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 

New Version of CoC Standards Manual

The August 1, 2013 CoC Source announced that the new version of the CoC Program Standards will be delayed until late September.  The CoC did detail some of the upcoming changes which include:

1. As of July 1, Standard 5.2 will be changed from abstracting timeliness to a new standard focused on Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) participation. The RQRS standard will become effective on January 1, 2014, will be valid for commendation only, and will be part of the Outstanding Achievement Award criteria beginning in 2014.

Abstracting timeliness of 2011 cases will continue to be evaluated during the remaining 2013 surveys.  Any deficiencies given for abstracting timeliness will be resolved by on-time submission of the 2012 cases to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) in January 2014.

2. Immediately eliminate surveyor review of cases selected for one of the Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) measures during the on-site visit.  The review may be reinstated by the Accreditation Committee when needed to validate new performance measures.  Programs will be notified in advance if the review is reinstated.

3. Retire the 2009 Standards from the survey process beginning January 1, 2014. This change will not affect surveys performed during 2013 which will continue to review 2010 and 2011 activity using the old standards and 2012 using the new standards.  For 2014 surveys, the Outstanding Achievement Award criteria will be adjusted to apply to activities in 2012 and 2013 using only Cancer Program Standards 2012: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care.

Development of the RQRS standard is now complete, and the Accreditation Committee will consider this change at the August 20 conference call meeting.  Version 1.2 will be completed following this meeting and published online in late September.  A special issue of The CoC Source will announce the release of Version 1.2.

Community Events

Hi All!

We are coming up on the racing season and we’ve discussed some event participation.  Just wanted to let you know that Angela Childs has agreed to act as your Cap’n if you’d like to participate in the Komen Event.  The link to the Komen event is:

http://www.komenphoenix.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/teams/

 

Please contact Angela as soon as possible if you’d like to participate.  You can reach her at 480 301 6627 or Childs.Angela@mayo.edu

We’re also discussing other events so stay tuned for more news.