NCCN Guidelines® & Clinical Resources
Live NCCN International Congresses and Symposia
NCCN receives a high level of international interest in the NCCN Clinical Practice
Guidelines in Oncology™. Expert clinicians from NCCN Member Institutions and NCCN
staff have recently traveled to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Beijing, Guangzhou, Seoul, Shanghai,
and Tokyo to provide educational programs for clinicians and other professionals
who treat patients with cancer.
The content of these live congresses and symposia is based on the treatment recommendations
of the NCCN Guidelines and NCCN Guidelines: Local
Editions. The programs consist of presentations from NCCN panel chairs and
members who have developed the content. These lectures offer detailed analyses of
the evidence and clinical decision-making that led to the establishment of specific
pathways in the Guidelines. Additionally, regional experts illustrate information
relating to their patient populations and respective management approaches to the
International NCCN Guidelines programs have been held on topics including breast,
cervical, colon, gastric, head and neck, hepatobiliary, kidney, lung, ovarian, prostate,
and rectal cancers, as well as chronic myelogenous leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,
and supportive care.
Such programs have been beneficial to participating parties, not only through the
formal communication of educational practices, but also by the sharing of ideas
and concepts in oncology care. The global benefits achieved through these activities
lend importance not only to NCCN and its collaborators, but most significantly to
patients with cancer worldwide.
NCCN continues to expand its global outreach as we engage in discussions of proposals
to plan programs in additional regions and to further develop initiatives in the
areas named above.
If you are interested to collaborate on an NCCN International Initiative, or for
more information about our existing programs, please contact Marisa Getzewich, Manager, Business Development.
Information on recent and upcoming programs is also available by following region-specific
links on the NCCN International page.
2nd Annual Asia Scientific Congress, held in March, 2009, was attended by
more than 3,000 doctors from various Asian countries.