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


DATES > Thursday, March 21 – Saturday, March 23, 2019

LOCATION > Rosen Shingle Creek • Orlando, Florida

View the timed agenda for additional information regarding topics and speakers.

Pre-conference programs will take place on March 20, 2019




The NCCN Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care™ attracts more than 1,650 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.

The Annual Conference General Session begins on Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 AM and concludes on Saturday, March 23 at 5:00 PM. This year's agenda will include 20 educational sessions featuring the latest advances in oncology care, including interactive patient case studies. Stay tuned for conference agenda and accreditation information.

Keynote Session: Patient Experience with Innovative Therapies

The NCCN 2019 Annual Conference Keynote Session will explore patient experience considerations throughout the decision-making process to optimize treatment outcomes and quality of life. Frederick L. Locke, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, will serve as moderator and panelists include Jeffrey C. Backer, MD, FACEP, Emergency Physician; Cancer Survivor, and Alix Beaupierre, BSN, RN, OCN, Moffitt Cancer Center.

NCCN Roundtable Discussion: Emerging Issues in Oncology – Ensuring Access to, and Delivery of, Innovative Therapies and Patient Centered Care in Oncology 

Moderated by Clifford Goodman, PhD, Senior Vice President, The Lewin Group, this non-accredited roundtable discussion includes the following panelists: Stephanie Joho, Survivor, Health Advocate, and Consultant; Frederick L. Locke, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center; Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD, UnitedHealth Group; John W. Sweetenham, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah; Lalan S. Wilfong, MD, McKesson Specialty Health

View the timed agenda for additional information regarding topics and speakers.

Intended Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of the interprofessional oncology care team, including: physicians/oncologists, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with cancer.


This conference (with the exception of the NCCN Roundtable Discussion) is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and ABIM, ABPath, and ABMS MOC points for physicians and is also certified for credit for nurses, pharmacists, tumor registrars, case managers, and other oncology professionals.

Supporter Opportunities

Organizations that 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.

Blackout Times
NCCN requests that all sponsors, exhibitors, or non-sponsors respect the intent of this event. Therefore, any non-NCCN events, whether on the event property or off-premises but within the city limits, that might potentially draw participants from registered attendees, faculty, or speakers of the NCCN 2019 Annual Conference are prohibited.

NCCN appreciates the understanding and cooperation of all entities involved, for any questions regarding this policy, please e-mail:

The blackout times for this event are Wednesday, March 20, 2019 beginning at 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 24, 2019 ending at 12:00 PM. Thank you.


NCCN 2019 Annual Conference: Exhibit Floor Plan

NCCN 2019 Annual Conference: Show Services Kit

NCCN 2019 Annual Conference: Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus

Save the Date!

NCCN 25th Annual Conference
Rosen Shingle Creek • Orlando, Florida
Friday, March 20, 2020 – Sunday, March 22, 2020
Preconference programs will occur on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

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.

Recorded Presentations from the NCCN 23rd Annual Conference are now available through the NCCN Continuing Education Portal by visiting

View topics and faculty from the 2018 conference here. A list of supporting organizations is available here.

NCCN Roundtable and Keynotes Address: How to Define and Find Value in Cancer Care (View press release here.)

The following Satellite Symposia were available to all health care providers attending the conference as well: