National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Educational Events & Programs

NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™
School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Westin Diplomat
Hollywood, FL

A one-day session being held in conjunction with the NCCN 19th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™


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.

Moderated by:
Clifford Goodman, PhD
The Lewin Group

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:05 AM
Clifford Goodman, PhD
The Lewin Group

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Academy Curriculum*

9:10 – 10:25 AM
Module I:
Advocacy and Industry: Exploring Effective Communication and Successful Collaborations

Joel Beetsch, PhD

Brian Garofalo
Patient Alliances

Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA
Research Advocacy Network

Brian Tomlinson, MPA, BSW

William J. Tunno
Boehringer Ingelheim

Kathryn West RN, MSN, OCN

10:25 – 10:40 AM

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Module II:
Utilization of Guidelines and Pathways: Learnings and Best Practices

Atul Dhir MD, PhD
New Century Health

David S. Ettinger, MD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Bruce Feinberg, DO
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions

Arlene Forastiere, MD
eviti, Inc.

Michael Kolodziej, MD

Joan McClure, MS
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Marcus Neubauer, MD
McKesson Specialty Health

Lee Newcomer, MD, MHA

12:15 – 1:15 PM

1:20 – 2:50 PM
Module III:
Meet the Experts – NCCN Guidelines® Hot Topics
Growth Factors, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas, and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Jeffrey Crawford, MD
Duke Cancer Institute

David S. Ettinger, MD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

2:55 – 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Clifford Goodman, PhD
The Lewin Group

*Subject to change

Program Location:

The Westin Diplomat
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33016

Tuition Information:

  By 2.3.2014 After 2.3.2014
Industry Registrants $1,195 $1,295
NCCN Corporate Council Members $1,095 $1,195
Ten or more people from the same company $1,050 $1,050
Academy Alumni $795 $895

Enroll now to secure a seat at this program

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

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