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NCCN Global Academy Overview and Recording Now Available

NCCN Global Academy

On Thursday, 16 September 2020, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) hosted the first virtual NCCN Global Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™: School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business.

Moderated by Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN, the program featured an expert panel titled Global Resources - Meet NCCN Guidelines Panel and Collaborative Experts. The panelists in this module have all worked on NCCN Global Resources, such as the Regional Adaptations of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines In Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) or the NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ and were asked to elaborate on the process of adapting the NCCN Guidelines®. The panelists included:

  • Abdul Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH, Chairman, Department of Oncology, King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; NCCN Guideline for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Collaborative International Expert; Founding Director of the Coordinating Center, MENA
  • Wui-Jin Koh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  • Susan Citonje Msadabwe-Chikuni, MBChB, MMed, Clinical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Cancer Diseases Hospital, Zambia; Chair, NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ for Sub-Saharan Africa for Antiemesis, Cervical Cancer, Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia Cancers, Hematopoietic Growth Factors, Uterine Neoplasms, Vulvar Cancer Panels
  • Sharon Spencer, MD, Professor, O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB; Vice-Chair, NCCN Head & Neck Cancer 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; Chair, NCCN B-Cell Lymphoma Panel

This virtual event delivered insights to hundreds of oncology stakeholders from 66 different countries around the world.  A recording of the event has been posted on NCCN.org/global.  Please contact Tracy McDowell for more information about this program.


About NCCN Global Academy

Be sure to look out for information on the 2021 NCCN Global Academy Program coming in the fall of 2021, in Paris, France!

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals will have the rare opportunity to view the global oncology space, its future, and its current operational issues from the provider, payer, and patient advocate perspective. Participants improve their working knowledge of key global business, policy, informational, and operational issues in oncology and gather valuable insights material to developing effective strategies for navigating the various constituencies in consideration of worldwide cancer care issues. Through this interactive program, pharmaceutical and biotech professionals learn from key stakeholders about the most pressing issues in the global oncology environment and how to apply this knowledge to create mutually successful working relationships.

Professionals from marketing, sales, advocacy, medical affairs, clinical research, international programs, policy and government affairs, and other business areas are better able to serve their customers with improved knowledge of real-world oncology issues after completion of this program.