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NCCN Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care™


DATES > Thursday, March 22 – Saturday, March 24, 2018      LEARN MORE>

LOCATION > Rosen Shingle Creek • Orlando, Florida


Important Announcement Regarding Hotel Accommodations

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Register for NCCN programs also occurring in Orlando: 
NCCN Nursing Program: Advancing Oncology Nursing™
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(Breakfast begins at 7:00 AM)

NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ǀ 8:05 AM – 2:30 PM
(Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 AM)

NCCN Oncology Fellows Program: New Horizons in Quality Cancer Care™
Sunday, March 25, 2018 ǀ 7:15 AM – 11:30 AM
(Breakfast begins at 6:45 AM)

Learn more about this year's conference from Robert W. Carlson, MD, CEO, NCCN, in the video below, or view the timed agenda including topics and faculty here.


The NCCN Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care™ attracts more than 1,600 registrants from across the United States and the globe including oncologists (in both community and academic settings), oncology fellows, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer. Respected opinion leaders present the latest cancer therapies and provide updates on selected NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), the data upon which the NCCN Guidelines® are based, and quality initiatives in oncology. Topics change annually but focus on the major cancers and supportive care areas.

Highlights of this year's conference include:

Wednesday, March 21

Register to attend the following pre-conference programs:

NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology: School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business

NCCN Nursing Program: Advancing Oncology Nursing

Thursday, March 22 –
Saturday, March 24

The Annual Conference General Session begins on Thursday, March 22 at 8:00 AM and concludes on Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 PM. This year’s agenda includes more than 20 educational sessions featuring the latest advances in oncology care, including new NCCN Guidelines® for:

  • Cancer in People Living with HIV
  • Uveal Melanoma
  • Recognition and Management of Immunotherapy-Related Toxicity

View the timed agenda here.

Thursday, March 22 &
Friday, March 23
NCCN General Poster Sessions and Exhibits
Thursday, March 22

Lunch Symposium§
Stage III NSCLC: Practical Application of Immune Checkpoint Inhibition After Chemoradiotherapy

Jointly provided by NCCN and Clinical Care Options, LLC

Thursday, March 22 Evening Welcome Reception
Friday, March 23

Breakfast Symposium§
Biosimilars in the Evolving Cancer Care Landscape: Experts Address Current Questions, Controversies, and Impact on Clinical Practice

Jointly provided by NCCN and Clinical Care Options, LLC

Friday, March 23

NCCN Keynote Session:
Transforming Cancer Care in America

The CMS Oncology Care Model: Where We've Been, and Where We're Going
Ron Kline, MD, FAAP
Medical Officer, Patient Care Models Group
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, CMS

A Managed Care Perspective: Where We Are, and Where We Could Go
Lee N. Newcomer, MD, MHA

Roundtable Discussion:
Emerging Issues in Oncology – A Multidisciplinary Discussion on Delivering and Receiving Cancer Care in Value-Based Healthcare Models**

Clifford Goodman, PhD
Senior Vice President
The Lewin Group


§ These sessions are open to all health care providers attending the conference; pre-registration is not required. CME/CNE/CPE available. The symposia are accredited and supported separately from all other educational sessions on this agenda. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis.

**Panelists for this non-accredited roundtable discussion will be posted once confirmed. This session is supported separately from the general session. CME/CE credits are not available for this session.

View the timed agenda here for additional information.

NCCN 23rd Annual Conference General Poster Session

The Abstract Submission Deadline for the NCCN 23rd Annual Conference General Poster Session was Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Learn more.

The General Poster Sessions will take place on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23, 2018 during the NCCN 23rd Annual Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. A list of posters and presenters will be included in the NCCN Annual Conference Exhibition Guide.   

Intended Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians (medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists); nurses; physician assistants; pharmacists; case managers; tumor registrars; and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Need approval to attend? Click here for a permission letter template.


This conference (with the exception of the NCCN Roundtable Discussion) will be designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and ABIM MOC points for physicians and certified for credit for nurses, pharmacists, and other oncology professionals. NCCN will also seek approval for case manager and tumor registrar clock hours. Complete accreditation information will be available online.


Early Bird Registration Discounts expire Monday, February 12. Discounts are available to Member Institution Employees! As a benefit of membership, NCCN extends a 50% discount off the registration fee to staff employed at NCCN Member Institutions. Complimentary registration is available for Junior Faculty at NCCN Member Institutions. Learner Loyalty Discounts are available to clinicians who attended the 2017 Annual Conference! NCCN extends a 25% discount off the registration fee to practicing clinicians who attended the 2017 Annual Conference.
Please contact Liz Rieder, Senior Registration Manager at to learn how to receive these registration benefits. Learn more.


NCCN has a Rooming Block at the Rosen Shingle Creek at 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819. During the registration process you will be asked if you require housing. This section must be completed to request a room. Only registered conference attendees will be eligible for a room in the NCCN room block. Housing reservations should be submitted no later than Monday, February 12, 2018. Please see the important announcement regarding hotel accommodations below. Learn more.

Important Announcement Regarding Hotel Accommodations for the NCCN 23rd Annual Conference!

It has come to the attention of NCCN that fraudulent reservation companies are approaching our supporters, exhibitors, and conference attendees with offers of hotel rooms at discounted rates. These companies are in no way affiliated with NCCN or the Rosen Shingle Creek nor are they often legitimate companies. Please do not share your personal or financial information with these companies, or proceed with booking any reservations for the NCCN Annual Conference through these companies.

NCCN is the only organization that can reserve your room at the Rosen Shingle Creek for our conference within our discounted room block. Booking through NCCN ensures a legitimate reservation and that your credit card and personal information is secure. If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room reservation for the NCCN Annual Conference, or if they represent themselves as the "NCCN housing provider," please get their information and contact the NCCN Conferences and Meetings Department immediately at

NCCN cannot be held responsible for guests choosing accommodations outside of our official room block. If you have been contacted by email, fax, or phone by someone other than an NCCN Staff member about making your hotel reservation, please let us know immediately. Thank you!

Supporter Opportunities

Organizations who are interested in supporting NCCN CE programs are encouraged to contact Lisa Perfidio.

Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available. For more information, contact Jennifer Tredwell.


NCCN 23rd Annual Conference: Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus
NCCN 23rd Annual Conference: Advertising Opportunities
NCCN 23rd Annual Conference: Show Services Kit
NCCN 23rd Annual Conference: Exhibition Hall Floor Plan


  • March 21 – 23, 2019
    NCCN 24th Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care™
    Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL
    Pre-conference programs take place on March 20, 2019

Please check back often for the most up-to-date information. Please contact 866.788.NCCN (6226) or send an e-mail if you have additional questions.