National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Educational Events & Programs

NCCN 20th Annual Conference:
Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™

March 12 – 14, 2015
(Pre-conference programs to take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2015)
The Diplomat
Hollywood, Florida


The NCCN 20th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™ attracts more than 1,500 registrants from across the United States and the globe including oncologists (in both community and academic settings), oncology fellows, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer. Respected opinion leaders present the latest cancer therapies and provide updates on selected NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), the data upon which the NCCN Guidelines® are based, and quality initiatives in oncology. Topics change annually but focus on the major cancers and supportive care areas. The NCCN Annual Conference also includes case study discussion forums with experts from NCCN Member Institutions and roundtable discussions featuring the foremost professionals from the academic, patient advocacy, government, payer, industry, and business realms of cancer care.

The NCCN 19th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™ took place March 13 – 14, 2014 in Hollywood, FL. Accredited materials from this conference are available through the NCCN Continuing Education Portal.

NCCN General Poster Session – Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014Call for Abstracts!
NCCN is now accepting abstracts for consideration to be presented during the NCCN 20th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™ General Poster Session at the Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida on March 12 – 13, 2015. NCCN welcomes original abstracts from investigators in the general oncology community. Submissions will be accepted from academic institutions, teaching and community hospitals, or industry. Both NCCN and non-NCCN institutions may participate.

Research may fall into the general areas below:

  • Clinical Oncology (all phases)
  • Pre-Clinical Oncology
  • Epidemiology/Risks
  • Correlative/Genomic
  • Best Practices in Implementation and Use of Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Quality Improvement
  • Outcomes and Health Services Research
  • BIOinformatics/Information Technology Sciences

We look forward to your original abstract submission. Please view submission requirements and instructions for additional information.

New for 2015 – Multiple Track Sessions Available!

Track Session Topics include*:

Breast Cancer 
Advances in Management of Early Stage Breast Cancer 
Optimizing Treatment of HER2-Positive Breast cancer 
Evolving Treatment Strategies for Triple Negative Breast Cancer 
New Therapies for Hormone-Sensitive Advanced Breast Cancer 

Gastrointestinal Cancers
Optimizing Systemic Therapy Selection in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Multidisciplinary Management of Pancreatic Cancer

Genitourinary Cancers 
New Developments  in Castration-Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Guideline Update in the Management of Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer: Current and Novel Treatment Options

Hematologic Malignancies 
Treatment Milestones in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML): Stay the Course or Change Therapy?
Updates to the Management of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Multiple Myeloma: Current Treatment Approaches and Future Directions 
Emerging Treatment Options for B-cell lymphomas

Role of the Immune System in CA/Principles of Immunotherapy
Immunotherapeutic Agents in the Treatment of Melanoma, Kidney, and Prostate Cancers

Lung Cancer 
Adjuvant Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Targeted/Emerging Therapies for Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Using Minimally Invasive Techniques
Role of Radiation Therapy in Management of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Resource Stratification
Resource-Limited Stratification of NCCN Guidelines: Cervical Cancer as a Case Study

Roundtable Sessions
20 Years of Evolution of NCCN and the Treatment of Cancer
Assessing Quality Care and Value in Oncology
What Should a Clinical Practice Guideline You Can Trust Look Like?

Skin Cancer 
Management of Localized Melanoma
Treatment Options for Advanced Melanoma
Management of Dermatologic Toxicities Associated with Targeted Therapies

Supportive Care in Cancer
Fertility Preservation and Cancer: Current and Future Strategies
New NCCN Guidelines: Smoking Cessation for Patients with Cancer
Management of Anthracycline-Induced Cardiac Toxicity: Emphasis on Early Recognition and Cardioprotection

*Subject to change.

Exhibitor Information

Exhibit Application
Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus
Advertising Rate Card
Reimbursement Resource Room Application and Contract

Organizations who are interested in exhibiting at NCCN programs are encouraged to contact Jennifer Tredwell, Senior Director, Marketing.

Future NCCN Annual Conference Dates:

  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 – Sunday, April 3, 2016
    Pre-conference programs take place on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Please check back often for the most up-to-date information. Please contact 866.788.NCCN (6226) or send an e-mail if you have additional questions.