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Global Academy Date > 26 September 2019 > Enroll Now!

Global Academy Location > Hotel Miramar Barcelona / Barcelona, Spain




NCCN Global Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™: School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business will take place on the 26 September at the Hotel Miramar Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

During this program, pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals will be given the rare opportunity to view the global oncology space, its future and its current operational issues from the provider, payer, and patient advocate perspective. Participants will improve their working knowledge of key global business, policy, informational, and operational issues in oncology and will gather valuable insights to develop effective strategies for navigating worldwide cancer care issues. Through this interactive program, pharmaceutical and biotech professionals will learn from key stakeholders what they view to be the most pressing issues in the global oncology environment and how to apply this knowledge to create mutually successful working relationships.

Professionals from marketing, sales, advocacy, medical affairs, clinical research, international programs, 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.

Please check back often for additional updates regarding this program. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Donnelly, Senior Global Business Development Specialist.


12:00 – 12:45 PM


12:45 – 12:50 PM


Caitlin Donnelly
Senior Global Business Development Specialist
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

12:50 – 1:05 PM

Presentation: Introduction to Global Initiatives

C. Lyn Fitzgerald, MJ
Senior Vice President, U.S. & Global Development
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

1:10 – 2:50 PM

Module I:
Global Resources - Meet NCCN Guidelines® Panel and Collaborative Experts

Wui-Jin Koh, MD
Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network





Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO/Chair
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director for Cooperative Groups
Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Colon/Rectal/Anal and
Hepatobiliary Cancers Panels
Member, NCCN Guidelines for Neuroendocrine and Adrenal Tumors and Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Board Member, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Board Member, NCCN Foundation
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

David S. Ettinger, MD/Chair
Professor of Oncology
Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,
MPM, Thymomas Panels
Member, NCCN Guidelines for Antiemesis and Lung Cancer
Screening Panels
Chair, Guideline Steering Committee
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Prof. Jesus Garcia-Foncillas, MD, PhD
Professor, School of Medicine
Director, Professorship on Molecular Individualized Medicine,
Autonomous University of Madrid-Merck
Director, OncoHealth Institute
Director, Department of Oncology
Director, Translational Oncology Division, Research Institute FJD-UAM
University Hospital "Fundacion Jimenez Diaz"
Autonomous University of Madrid

Steven J. Schuetz, MD
Founder, PROMIS-Bolivia S.A.
General Surgery Resident (PGY-6), Department of Surgery
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Lalan Wilfong, MD
Vice President Quality Programs
Texas Oncology

2:50 – 3:05 PM


3:05 - 3:35 PM

Presentation TBD

3:40 – 5:20 PM

Module II:
Initiatives and Best Practices for Adoption of Guidelines to Ensure Access to High Quality Care


C. Lyn Fitzgerald, MJ
Senior Vice President, U.S. & Global Development
National Comprehensive Cancer Network





Ignacio Durán, MD, PhD
NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer
Collaborative International Expert
Medical Oncology Department
Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla.
IDIVAL. Santander. Spain

Juan-Carlos Jaramillo, MD
Senior Vice President - Head of Global Market Access & Pricing
Daiichi Sankyo

Francois Maignen
Principle Technical Advisor
NICE Scientific Advice

Agata Polińska
Vice president, Member of the Management Board

Lalan Wilfong, MD
Vice President Quality Programs
Texas Oncology

5:25 – 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Jorge Bacigalupo
Global Business Development Program Manager
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

*Curriculum subject to change.


Hotel Miramar Barcelona
Placa de Carlos Ibanez, 3, 08038
Barcelona, Spain

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