MedPartners HIM is excited to announce the sponsorship of the Abstract Lives book signing at the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) 37th Annual Educational Conference.

The Conference will be held May 15-18, 2011, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. The 2011 Conference theme is Enchantment, Enrichment, and Education. MedPartners HIM will be located at Booth #13, directly inside the entrance to the main exhibit hall. MedPartners HIM always has exciting things to see at their booth and a grand prize drawing. Abstract Lives: A Cancer Registry Family History is a collection of the autobiographies of leaders in the cancer registry profession, including many of whom have received distinguished member awards and past-presidents of their professional associations. The book also includes a history of early cancer registration in the US, first hand descriptions of career paths available to cancer registrars, and insight into the decision making processes of highly successful professionals.

About the Publisher and Editor

Gayle G. Clutter, RT, CTR, is currently an independent cancer registry consultant. She retired from CDC’s National Program for Cancer Registries in the Division of Cancer Prevention & Control where she was a Program Consultant. Before joining CDC, Gayle also spent two years at State Central Cancer Registries in Texas and North Carolina. Her original training was as a Radiological Technologist and spent 23 years as the Director of a Radiation Oncology Department and Cancer Program Manager. Gayle is a past-president of the National Cancer Registrars Association, received the Distinguished Member Award and served as the Administrator of NCRA’s Certification for four years. Gayle is a founding member and past-president of the Florida Cancer Registrars Association of which she received a Distinguished Member Award. She has authored and co-authored several books and chapters, published articles, and made numerous presentations on cancer registration. Gayle is also a chapter author in Abstract Lives.

Other Authors Attending the Book Signing

April Fritz, RHIT, CTR, is an Associate Editor of Abstract Lives and a chapter author. April is currently the CEO of A. Fritz and Associates, LLC, a registry training and consulting company.  She has spent many years as a cancer registry trainer and is an NCRA Distinguished Member as well as NAACCR Distinguished Service Award winner. She is the author and co-author of many cancer registry books, chapter, and articles. Rosemarie Clive, LPN, CTR, wrote Chapter 1 which provides the history of cancer registries, Commission on Cancer, and the National Cancer Registrars Association. Rosemarie started her career as a hospital cancer registrar and later became a Deputy-director and Director of the American College of Surgeons Cancer Department. She was the Vice-President of a cancer registry software company, Director of two professional associations, Assistant Vice-President of an ambulatory services department, and Executive Director of a large cancer institute. Other chapter authors include Linda Mulvihill, RHIT, CTR; Karen Phillips, BS, CTR; Steve Peace, BS, CTR; Donna Morrell, CTR; and Herman Menck, BS, MBA.


About MedPartners HIM

MedPartners HIM is a full-service employment organization that provides consulting, staff augmentation, and human capital solutions in the Oncology Data Management field for short and long term projects as well as direct hire.  MedPartners HIM is a full-service strategic staffing organization. We provide our clients with the ability to identify, screen, select and hire the best and most qualified talent available within today’s marketplace. We offer onsite project management, in-house travel arrangements, medical/dental benefits, and retirement planning. These value-added propositions complement our more than 25 years of healthcare and HIM experience, fueling the ability to provide outstanding service to our public, private and government clientele.

For more information, look for our advertisement in the Conference program as well as our special gift in each conference attendee bag.