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Coming Soon! NCCN International Educational Activities Program

Jonathan Larsen, MPP, Manager, Global Business Development

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) plans to launch the NCCN International Educational Activities Program (NCCN IEAP) in late-July 2013. NCCN IEAP recognizes ex-U.S. physicians who have demonstrated an understanding of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), as measured by successful completion of NCCN Guidelines® educational content.

Completion certificates will be available for successful demonstration of general knowledge of NCCN Guidelines, as well as for specific disease types, including Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas, Breast, Colorectal, and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers. Additional tumor types are forthcoming.

For an NCCN IEAP completion certificate for general knowledge of the NCCN Guidelines, the annual required number of successfully completed educational hours is 12. The curriculum includes the successful completion of the NCCN Guidelines Development module, with the balance of hours consisting of a mix of available NCCN educational content in at least four disease types, with no more than three hours per disease type.

A disease-specific completion certificate requires successful completion of the 12 hours, as described above, as well as an additional eight (8) hours of disease-specific education. Physicians may qualify for multiple disease-specific completion certificates each with the eight-hour required educational hours.

The NCCN educational content hours may be completed online or in-person. Educational resources across multiple NCCN Guidelines will be available for this program through the NCCN Continuing Education Portal. Registration will be required.

Look for further updates on the NCCN IEAP in the coming weeks. For more information, visit