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National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Interactive CME

Educational Events & Programs


NCCN Academy Philadelphia PA July 10 2018


NCCN Academy Date > July 10, 2018   ENROLL NOW!

NCCN Academy Location > The Rittenhouse • Philadelphia, PA


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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 perspective. Participants will improve their working knowledge of key business, policy, coverage, reimbursement, 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 oncology today and how to apply this knowledge to create mutually-successful working relationships.

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.

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


Clifford Goodman

Clifford Goodman, PhD
Senior Vice President
The Lewin Group










8:00 – 8:50 AM

Breakfast and Registration

8:50 – 8:55 AM

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

9:00 – 10:25 AM

Module I:
Who Exactly is the Payer? A View Across the
Oncology Ecosystem


Wayne Burton, MD
Former Medical Director
American Express

Virginia Calega, MD, MBA, FACP
VP, Medical Management and Policy
Independence Blue Cross

Louis Jacques, MD
Chief Clinical Officer

Michael Thompson
President & CEO
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Susan Weidner
Senior Vice President
IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions at AmerisourceBergen

10:25 – 10:35 AM


10:35 AM – 12:00 PM

Module II:
Meet the NCCN Guidelines Panel Experts

Robert W. Carlson, MD
Chief Executive Officer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Thomas A. D’Amico, MD
Gary Hock Professor of Surgery, Chief Thoracic Surgery,
Chief Medical Officer
Duke Cancer Institute
Member, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Panel, NCCN Board of Directors

Eric Jonasch, MD
Professor, Genitourinary Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
NCCN Kidney Cancer Panel

Judith A. Paice, PhD, RN
Director, Cancer Pain Program
Division, Hematology-Oncology
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Vice Chair, NCCN Adult Cancer Pain Panel

P. Kumar Rao, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
Member, NCCN Uveal Melanoma Panel

12:00 – 12:45 PM


12:50 – 2:15 PM

Module III:
Incorporating the Patient Voice in Shared Decision Making


Sheryl Lapidus
Director, Corporate Affairs and Patient Advocacy

Bhuvana Ramkumar, MD
Hematologist, Medical Oncologist, Palliative and Hospice Care Physician
Staff Physician
Roswell Park Hematology Oncology of Niagra
Roswell Park Hematology Oncology Northtowns

Susan M. Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN
Associate Professor
Lead Faculty Oncology Nursing Specialty
Duke University School of Nursing
Oncology Nursing Society

Thomas Whitehead
Emily Whitehead Foundation

Matthew Zachary
Stupid Cancer

2:15 PM

Closing Remarks

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

*Curriculum subject to change.


The Rittenhouse
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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