National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Educational Events & Programs

DATE > Tuesday, July 11, 2017 > Enroll Now!

LOCATION > The Rittenhouse • Philadelphia, PA



Pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals are given the rare opportunity to view the oncology space, its future and its current operational issues from the provider and payer perspective. Participants will improve their working knowledge of key business, policy, coverage, reimbursement, informational, and operational issues in oncology and will gather valuable insights material to developing effective strategies for navigating the various constituencies in cancer care. Through this interactive program, pharmaceutical and biotech professionals will learn from key stakeholders what they view to be the most pressing issues in oncology today and how to apply this knowledge to create mutually-successful working relationships.

Professionals from marketing, sales, medical affairs, clinical research, policy and government affairs, and other business areas will better be able to serve their customers with improved knowledge of real-world oncology issues after completion of this program.

Please check back often for additional updates regarding this program. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Tredwell.


Clifford Goodman, PhD
Senior Vice President
The Lewin Group










7:30 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast and Registration

8:05 – 8:10 AM

C. Lyn Fitzgerald, MJ
Senior Vice President, U.S. & Global Development
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

8:15 – 10:00 AM
Module I: Ensuring Development and Access to Innovative Therapies

Paul Ginsburg, PhD (invited)
Director, Center for Health Policy
Senior Fellow – Economic Studies
Leonard D. Schaffer Chair in Health Policy Studies
The Brookings Institution

Niesha Griffith (invited)

Steve Miller, MD (invited)
Chief Medical Officer

Ohad Oren, MD
Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

10:00 – 10:20 AM

10:25 – 11:55 AM
Module II: Meet the NCCN Guidelines Panel Experts
Deborah K. Armstrong, MD
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetics
Interim Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer Panel
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Patrick Brown, MD (invited)
Associate Professor of Oncology
Assistant Professor of Pedatrics
Director, Pediatric Leukemia Program
Co-Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Panel
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS (invited)
Professor, Radiology
Professor, Internal Medicine – Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs
Director, Cardiothoracic Radiology
Service Chief, Diagnostic Radiology
Vice Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening Panel
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Joan McClure
Senior Vice President, Clinical Information & Publications
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA
NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Panel Member
Research Advocacy Network

12:00 – 12:45 PM

12:50 – 2:15 PM
Module III: Patient Advocacy Update: Policy, Programs and Effective Collaboration

Keysha Brooks-Coley (invited)
Senior Director, Advocacy Strategic Alliances
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Elaine Grobman
Chief Executive Officer
Susan G. Komen Philadelphia

Meryl Weinreb
Chair, Education & Public Policy
Susan G. Komen Philadelphia

2:15 PM
Closing Remarks

Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

*Curriculum subject to change.


The Rittenhouse
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103


Professionals from marketing, sales, medical affairs, clinical research, policy and government affairs, and other business areas.


Before 6.9.17 After 6.9.17

Academy Alumni

$795 $895

All Industry Registrants

$1,195 $1,295

NCCN Corporate Council Member

$1,095 $1,195

Ten people or more from the same company

$1,050 $1,050


NCCN has reserved a limited number of rooms for the night of Monday, July 10th. You may book a room by calling Rittenhouse Hotel Reservations at 1.800.635.1042. Please be sure to state that you are attending NCCN Academy.

A discounted rate of $255 has been negotiated for NCCN attendees. Please book your room by Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to receive the discounted rate. Early booking is strongly recommended as the room block will likely sell out prior to the June 13th cut-off date.

You must be registered for NCCN Academy to book a room. Rooms reserved by people not registered as NCCN Academy attendees will be released immediately by the NCCN Conferences and Meetings Department.

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