National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Educational Events & Programs


NCCN ACADEMY DATE > Wednesday, March 22, 2017 > ENROLL NOW!

NCCN ACADEMY LOCATION > Rosen Shingle Creek · Gatlin D/E · Orlando, Florida


Pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals are given the rare opportunity to view the oncology space, its future and its current operational issues from the provider and payer perspective. Participants will improve their working knowledge of key business, policy, coverage, reimbursement, informational, and operational issues in oncology and will gather valuable insights material to developing effective strategies for navigating the various constituencies in cancer care. 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.

Professionals from marketing, sales, 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.

Please check back often for additional updates regarding this program. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Tredwell.


Description: Cliff Goodman

Clifford Goodman, PhD
Senior Vice President
The Lewin Group






7:30 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast and Registration

8:05 – 8:10 AM
C. Lyn Fitzgerald, MJ
Senior Vice President, U.S. & Global Development

8:15 – 10:00 AM
Module I: Post Election Review: Cancer Care Under a New Administration

Randy Burkholder
Vice President, Policy and Research

Peter Garrett
Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution

Marc Samuels
Founder and CEO

Greg Simon
Executive Director
White House Cancer Task Force

10:05 – 10:20 AM

10:25 – 11:55 AM
Module II: Meet the NCCN Guidelines Panel Experts 

Professor of Medicine
Associate Director for Cooperative Groups
Chair, NCCN Colon and Rectal Cancers Panels Member
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
of Northwestern University

Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP
Chair, Department of Clinical Genetics
Chair, NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian Panel Member
NCCN Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Panel Member
NCCN Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Panel Member
Fox Chase Cancer Center

David Pfister, MD
Chief, Head and Neck Oncology Service
Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancers Panel
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Elizabeth Plimack, MD, MS
Chief, Division of Genitourinary Medical Oncology
Director, Genitourinary Clinical Research
Associate Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology
NCCN Guidelines for Bladder/Penile Cancers
Prostate Cancer Panel Member
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP
Chair, Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology
Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Chair, Arizona Cancer Coalition
Professor of Medicine
Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Panel
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

12:00 – 12:45 PM

12:50 – 2:20 PM
Module III: Perspectives on the State of Cancer Care from Patients to Providers to Employers

Marcus Neubauer, MD
Vice President and Medical Director Value Based Reimbursement
McKesson Specialty Health

Lee N. Newcomer, MD
Senior Vice President, Oncology and Genetics

Thomas A. Sondergeld
Vice President Global Benefits & Mobility
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Laurel Todd
Vice President, Healthcare Policy and Research
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Lee Tomlinson
Patient Centered Care Advocate

Clorinda Walley
Executive Director
Good Days

2:25 – 3:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

*Subject to change.


Rosen Shingle Creek
Gatlin D/E
9939 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
View video here.


Professionals from marketing, sales, medical affairs, clinical research, policy and government affairs, and other business areas.


Academy Alumni


All Industry Registrants 


NCCN Corporate Council Member


Ten or more people from the same company



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