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Quality Improvement Education

Education and training programs are conducted at various SEER registries and in conjunction with the annual meetings of national professional organizations. These trainings focus on problem areas identified from the quality control studies and cover any changes introduced in data collection procedures.

Education and Training Opportunities

  • Web-based Self Instructional Training Modules
  • National Educational Conferences
    • NCRA – National Cancer Registrars Association
    • NAACCR – North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
    • SEER Workshop
  • Regional Educational Conferences
  • International Educational Outreach

The Cancer Registrars Training page provides links to SEER and other training resources.

Annual SEER Workshop

The SEER Workshop is usually held in conjunction with the NCRA Annual meeting. The purpose of the workshop is to provide advanced training in data collection and coding. Workshop topics and materials are based on the educational needs in the cancer registry community. A Pre-Test completed by registrants prior to attending the SEER Workshop is often used to assess educational needs. The workshop specifically targets the educational needs identified in the pre-test.

The SEER registries are required to send representatives to the SEER Workshop. Participants are responsible for distributing information from the workshop to all appropriate personnel at their individual registries.

Upcoming Workshop

Sunday, May 31, 2009 in New Orleans, LA

Collaborations and Committee Activities