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National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Interactive CME

Educational Events & Programs

NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership
in Oncology™:
School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business

NCCN Academy Header Orlando FL March 20, 2019

Academy Date > March 20, 2019 > Enroll Now!

Academy Location > Rosen Shingle Creek | Orlando, FL


Pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals are given the rare opportunity to view the oncology space, its future and its current operational issues from the provider, advocacy, and payer perspectives. Participants improve their working knowledge of key business, policy, coverage, reimbursement, informational, and operational issues in oncology while gathering valuable insights into developing
effective strategies for navigating the cancer care ecosystem. Through this interactive program, pharmaceutical and biotech professionals will learn from key stakeholders what they view to be the most pressing issues in oncology today and how to apply this knowledge to create mutually-successful working relationships.

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


8:05 AM – 2:30 PM
(Breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 AM)


Clifford Goodman Photo

Clifford Goodman, PhD
Senior Vice President
The Lewin Group




7:30 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 8:10 AM

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

8:15 – 10:00 AM

Module I: Models for Successful Collaboration in Practice Management and Health Information Technology

Gail Airasian
Vice President, Revenue Cycle Services
Flatiron Health

Jonathan Hirsch

Barbara McAneny, MD
Chief Executive Officer
New Mexico Cancer Center

Charles Saunders, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Integra Connect

Lalan Wilfong, MD
Vice President Quality Programs
Texas Oncology

10:05 – 10:20 AM


10:25 – 11:55 AM

Module II: Meet the NCCN Guidelines® Panel Experts

Wui-Jin Koh, MD
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Michael Streiff, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolic Disease Panel

David Teachey, MD
Associate Professor
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Member, NCCN Guidelines for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Panel

John Ward, MD
Margaret A. Amundsen Professor of Medicine
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Vice Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Panel
Member, NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer Panel

Andrew Zelenetz, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Quality Informatics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Chair, NCCN Guidelines for B-Cell Lymphoma Panel    

12:00 – 12:45 PM


12:50 – 2:20 PM

Module III: Watching P’s and Q’s to Ensure Access to Quality Cancer
Care; A View from Various Influencers

Virginia Calega, MD, MBA, FACP
VP Medical Affairs
Independence Blue Cross    

Sarah Dye
Vice President, Oncology

Bryan Loy, MD
Corporate Medical Director

Pamela N. Munster, MD
Professor in Residence, Department of Medicine
Program leader Experimental Therapeutics,
Co-program leader, Center for BRCA RESEARCH
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Surya Singh, MD
Singh Healthcare Advisors, LLC
Adjunct Instructor
Harvard Medical School

Lalan Wilfong, MD
Vice President Quality Programs
Texas Oncology           

2:25 - 2:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Gary Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

*Subject to change.


Professionals from advocacy, marketing, medical affairs, clinical research, 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.


Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

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