National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Interactive CME

Educational Events & Programs

Celebrating 10 Years!

NCCN ACADEMY DATE > Wednesday, March 21, 2018 > ENROLL NOW!

NCCN 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 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.


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
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

8:15 – 10:00 AM

Module I: Discovery and Innovation: Redefining Cancer Care, Quality, and Value


Yanni Hao, PhD
Director, US Oncology Health Economics & Outcomes Research
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

John O’Shea, MD
Senior Fellow, Health Policy, Domestic Policy Studies, Institute for Family, Community and Opportunity
The Heritage Foundation

Steven T. Rosen, MD
Provost & Chief Scientific Officer
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center and Beckman
Research Institute
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Surya Singh, MD
Corporate Vice-President and CMO, Specialty
CVS Health

Warren Smedley, MSHA
Service Line Director, Cancer & GI Services,
Executive Director, UAB Cancer Community Network
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center

10:05 – 10:20 AM


10:25 – 11:55 AM

Module II: Meet the NCCN Guidelines Panel Experts


Shaji Kumar, MD
Consultant, Division of Hematology, Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Cancer Center Research Office
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
NCCN Multiple Myeloma Panel

Bryan Schneider, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
NCCN Management of Immunotherapy-Related Toxicity Panel

Gita Suneja, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Global Health
Duke Cancer Institute
NCCN HIV-Positive Patients Panel

Andrew Zelenetz, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Quality Informatics, Department of Medicine, Attending Physician, Lymphoma Service, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
NCCN B-Cell Lymphoma Panel

12:00 – 12:45 PM


12:50 – 2:20 PM

Module III: Supportive Care, Survivorship, and Patient Advocacy


Robert Bellucci, MBA
ABB Oncology Consulting

David Dunnington
Patient Advocate Representative
NCCN Management of Immunotherapy-Related Toxicity Panel

Tina Graham
Guideway Care

Jane Perlmutter, PhD, MBA
Patient Advocate

Scott Williams
Vice President, Head of Global Patient Advocacy and
Strategic Partnerships
EMD Serono

2:25 – 2:30 PM

Closing Remarks
Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network


*Subject to change.


Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819


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



We currently have a room block at the Rosen Shingle Creek for the night of Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  The room rate is $235.00 plus 12.5% tax (total $264.38).  Early booking is strongly suggested.  Any requests received after Monday, February 12, 2018 will be contacted by NCCN to discuss availability.

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