Cancer Registry ECHO

Georgia Cancer Registry ECHO provides a virtual community learning platform for cancer abstractors to access central cancer registry experts, discuss challenging cases, and update coding guidelines to improve accurate, complete, and timely cancer reporting in Georgia.


ECHO sessions are bi-monthly and typically on the fourth Tuesday, from 12 pm-1:30 pm (EST). 

If you are interested in joining this or any other DPH ECHO, please visit

Georgia Cancer Registry ECHO Team:

  • Debbie Chambers, CTR Region 3 Cancer Registry Coordinator, Georgia DPH
  • Lisa Connor, CTR Region 2 Cancer Registry Coordinator, Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics (GCCS)
  • Rana Bayakly, MPH, Georgia Cancer Registry Director, Georgia DPH


  • Suleima Salgado, MBA - Director of Telemedicine &  Project ECHO
  • Jackie Woodard - Project ECHO Coordinator and Telemedicine Special Projects Coordinator
  • Pamela Hurst - State ECHO Program Manager 

Contact Information:

To ECHO is to expand your understanding, so if you need more information, please email us at [email protected].  

If you would like to present a case in an upcoming session, please complete a case presentation form:

  • Cancer Case Presentation Form (tbd)

HIPAA Compliance: All patient information will be de-identified for presentation during sessions. To ensure HIPAA compliance during patient presentations, please identify your patient(s) only by their assigned ECHO ID.


2022 ECHO Recordings: 

01-25-2022: Reportability & Case Finding Quality Assurance Study-COC

02-23-2022: Head and Neck Staging & Common Errors Related to Head and Neck Coding

03-30-22: Highlight Changes by Diagnosis Year Navigating CAnswer Forum

04-26-2022 A Virtual Central Registry Visit

05-25-2022 GA DPH Cancer Registry ECHO - Bladder Staging & Coding (Physician & Cancer Registrar)

06-28-2022 Novel Approach - Biomarkers & Precision Medicine All About Clinical Trial

07-26-2022 Automating Data

08-23-2022 Ovarian Cancer (Physician & Cancer Registrar)

Page updated 8/22/22