MENA/NCCN Regional Meeting to be Held in November in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jonathan Larsen, MPP, Manager, Global Business Development
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) continues to work closely with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Coordinating Office for NCCN Collaboration, situated at the King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This coming November, NCCN staff and faculty from NCCN Member Institutions will travel to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to participate in a MENA/NCCN Regional Meeting. Held in conjunction with the 2nd Emirates Oncology Conference, the regional meeting will offer representatives from MENA and relevant NCCN Guidelines Panel Members the opportunity to discuss application of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Lymphomas and Colorectal Cancers in the region.
Additional NCCN faculty will participate in the meetings via teleconference to discuss regional adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines® for Breast, Non-Small Cell Lung, Prostate, and Hepatobiliary Cancers.
In January 2012, NCCN participated in the MENA Congress which was held in Doha, Qatar; this congress dedicated emphases on the NCCN Guidelines for Breast and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers, with a special additional workshop illustrating the NCCN Guidelines processes and effective clinical application.