MN and WI Regional Conference Oct 12-13 early registration

The Minnesota Cancer Registrars Association and Wisconsin Cancer Registrars Association are happy to announce that Early Bird registration is now open for the 2nd Annual MCRA/WCRA Regional Education Conference October 12th and 13th located in Bloomington, MN.  Please see the attached program for further information.

Conference Registration Link

If you have any vendors who are looking to have a booth at the conference, please have them contact me for the vendor registration link.

Jess Klaphake, RHIT, CTR – MCRA Communications │ Cancer Registrar  │ CentraCare Health – Coborn Cancer Center

1900 CentraCare Circle, Suite 1600  │ St. Cloud, MN 56303  │ Phone (320) 229-5199 ext. 70884


MCRA_WCRA Regional Conference Program 2017 (1)

Save the Date 10/12/17 and 10/13/17 – MCRA/WCRA Regional conference

MCRA/WCRA 2nd Annual Regional Conference will be held on Thursday Oct. 12th & Friday Oct.13th, 2017 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington 2800 American Blvd W., Bloomington, MN 55431

(Just a hop, skip & jump from the Mall of America!)

 On behalf of both organizations we’re pleased to offer this regional meeting to you and HOPE you’ll be able to join us! 

More details on speakers & hotel rates to follow.



2016 Fall Conference

Sept 22 and 23, 2016.

WCRA-MCRA 2016 Regional Brochure

WCRA- MCRA 2016 Hotel Info

Conference and Lodging
Embassy Suites by Hilton Milwaukee-Brookfield
1200 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
Phone: (262) 782-2900
Rate: Single: $119.00*, Double: $139.00*
*Plus tax. Includes Wi-Fi, full breakfast & Manager’s
reception in the Atrium
Booking Code: AH3
Booking Cut Off Date: 9/8/16
Complimentary hotel shuttle is available to and from
Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received
in writing by 9/16/16 to be eligible for a refund.
WCRA will accept cancellations by mail or e-mail
and will provide a refund for cancellations received
on or before 9/16/16. For cancellations received
during the specified time period, the refund will be
issued after the last day of the conference. WCRA
will refund the registration fees paid, less a $100
processing charge. No cancellations will be
accepted for refund after 9/16/

NCRA Training Link

Dear Wisconsin Cancer Reporters,

As part of getting ready for the transition from Collaborative Stage to directly-assigned clinical and pathologic Tumor, Nodes, Metastases (TNM) staging and SEER Summary Stage in 2015-2016, the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) is providing free training. For those reporters that are new to cancer registry work and reporters that need a refresher, this is a great opportunity to receive training on the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM coding and SEER summary stage.

While WCRS never stopped requiring SEER summary stage, these training sessions provide an excellent refresher and additional information since the requirement for benign brain tumor reporting began in 2004.

These training sessions are the educational modules that were presented in May at NCRA’s 2014 annual conference during the CDC National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) Education and Training Coordinators’ Workshop. They have been posted on the NCRA website. This link will direct you to the presentations, .

Presentations include:
Results of the AJCC-NCRA Educational Needs Assessment
The National Transition to Directly Coded Stage
CDC-NPCR Transition to Directly Coded Staging: Overview of Transition Activities
CDC-NPCR Transition to Directly Coded Staging: General Rules SEER SS 2000
CDC-NPCR Transition to Directly Coded Staging: Guidelines for Assigning SS 2000
CDC-NPCR Transition to Directly Coded Staging: General Rules for AJCC
CDC-NPCR Transition to Directly Coded Staging: AJCC – Review of Four Cases

If you do not need CE hours, you can watch these presentations for free by clicking directly on the presentation icon. If you would like to purchase CE hours please fill out the viewing form that is available on ths NCRA website and mail payment and form to:

Attn: Store/CCRE CEs
1330 Braddock Place Suite 520
Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

You can also find a link to the presentations on the WCRS website at


Laura Stephenson
QA Manager
Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System