According to the NCRA, “CTRs must complete a minimum of 20 hours of CEs to maintain a certified status. The required 20 CEs keep CTRs current on new developments in the field of oncology and registry data management.” Submit CEs (ncra-usa.org)
Staying abreast of all the new and updated information in the field of cancer registry can be daunting, but it is a must for every cancer registrar who abstracts. Finding the time to obtain these continuing education credits is not always easy, but neither is finding the newest and latest webinars, state meetings, or educational forums to help obtain the credits. In January 2023, we discussed the importance of continuing education for cancer registrars. In this blog we have provided a list of current and upcoming webinars and events that are available to cancer registrars to help receive their CE’s.
MRA Education Series:MRA Education Series Registration (mrahis.com)
– New One-pagers
– MRA’s 2023 Education Series provides Cancer Registrars with a total of 4 free CEs for the year. Be sure to check out MRA’s cancer registry education, The ABC’s of ICD’s, available now!
– Additional resources can be found by clicking on the link to our previous article of 2021 CE Resources
— Cancer Registry Continuing Education (CE) Resources 2021 (mrahis.com)
– Understanding the Importance of Continuing Education (mrahis.com)
– AJCC Eighth Edition Webinars
– AJCC Ninth Edition Webinars
American College of Surgeons:
– The American College of Surgeons | ACS (facs.org)
– ACS Conference-March 1-4, 2023, Atlanta, GA:
“All three ACS accreditation programs will be featured: Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer, and a full day of programming centered around the new National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers standards Optimal Resources for Breast Care.”
CAnswer Forum LIVE:
Hosted by the American College of Surgeons, approximately bi-monthly 60-minute webinars answering pre-submitted questions and conveys important information from the Cancer Programs about upcoming events and clarifications and updates on the standards (worth 1 CE hour each)
Available as both live webinars and recordings
NAACCR Webinars:Each year many state registries purchases the NAACCR Cancer Registry and Surveillance Webinar Series and make them available to all registrars in their respected states and/or to contractors for a hospital or facility in the state. As the webinar records become available each month, they are usually added to and can be accessed through the state’s FLccSC learning management system website.
V23 Update: ICD O, Solid Tumor Rules, SSDI:
NCRA (National Cancer Registrars Association) Webinars and Education:
A listing of education programs that have been approved for continuing education credit by NCRA’s Program Recognition Committee is available below.
– NCRA Annual Conference
— San Diego, CA May 7-10, 2023
– NCRA’s Center for Cancer Registry Education
– Learning modules
— Learning Modules (cancerregistryeducation.org)
STATE REGISTRIES:Alabama Cancer Registry Association (ACRA)
Link to FREE NAACCR webinars:
“The Fundamental Learning Collaborative for the Cancer Surveillance Community (FLccSC) was jointly developed by the South Carolina and Florida central registries and was designed for Central Cancer Registries, with support for its use provided by the CDC National Program of Cancer Registries. FLccSC is a web-based learning management system (LMS) that allows a Central Cancer Registry (CCR) to customize online course content that addresses the specific educational and training needs of their respective state,” according to ADHS – Arizona Cancer Registry – Registrar Resources – Training (azdhs.gov).
– ICRA Events (the-icra.org)
— Annual Educational Workshop 2023
— Hosted by ICRA and TRAN
—- September 18th and 19th 2023
—- In Person or virtual
– 2023 ANCCR Fall Meeting — Cancer Registrars Navigating the Tides of Change (October 23-24, 2023)
— 2023 ANCCR Fall Meeting | The Association of North Carolina Cancer Registrars (ncregistrars.com)
– Home | ORANJ (oranjonline.com)
— Online Training Resources | ORANJ (oranjonline.com)
— Welcome | Des Moines University (dmu.edu)
— Des Moines Medical Terminology
—- A mini-course guided to improve knowledge of medical terminology.
—- DMU offers a certificate of participation for completion of the online medical terminology course. Registrants will receive a certificate for 2.0 contact hours
— These webinars are provided FREE OF CHARGE to Ohio reporters by the Ohio Central Cancer Registry – Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS), and are mentioned in their quarterly newsletters:
– 53rd Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting-September 21, 2023
– TODAA is a professional organization promoting research and education in cancer and cancer prevention.
— TODAA – Events