National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Interactive CME

Educational Events & Programs

DATE > Tuesday, July 11, 2017 > Enroll Now!

LOCATION > The Rittenhouse • Philadelphia, PA



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: Ensuring Development and Access to Innovative Therapies

Niesha Griffith, MS, RPh, FASHP
Vice President, Cancer Services
West Virginia University Health System

Steve Miller, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Ohad Oren, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Alex Thole
Head of Oncology, Sales & Marketing
Sandoz Biopharmaceutical

Patricia Wolfangel
Vice President
Xcenda, AmerisourceBergen

10:00 – 10:20 AM

10:25 – 11:55 AM
Module II: Meet the NCCN Guidelines Panel Experts
Deborah K. Armstrong, MD
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Interim Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer Panel
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Patrick Brown, MD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Leukemia Program
Chair, NCCN Guidelines for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Panel
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Teresa L. Deshields, PhD, ABPP
Manager, Siteman Counseling Service
Siteman Cancer Center
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
NCCN Guidelines for Distress Management Panel Member
Washington University School of Medicine

Joan McClure, MS
Senior Vice President, Clinical Information & Publications
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA
NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Panel Member
Research Advocacy Network

12:00 – 12:45 PM

12:50 – 2:15 PM
Module III: Patient Advocacy Update: Policy, Programs and Effective Collaboration

Karen R. DeMairo, BA, MHSA
Executive Director, Education & Integration
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Elaine Grobman
Chief Executive Officer
Susan G. Komen Philadelphia

Marialanna Lee
Senior Director, State Government Affairs
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Katherine Sharpe, MTS
Senior Vice President, Patient and Caregiver Support
American Cancer Society, Inc.

Kirsten Sloan
Vice President, Public Policy
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Meryl Weinreb, BA, MA
Chair, Education & Public Policy
Susan G. Komen Philadelphia

2:15 PM
Closing Remarks

Gary J. 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


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


After 6.9.17

Academy Alumni


All Industry Registrants


NCCN Corporate Council Member


Ten people or more from the same company



Please contact Diane McPherson at to be added to the waitlist as the room block is now full.

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