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NCCN Policy Summit:
The State of Cancer Care in America: The Impact of State Policy on Access to High-Quality Cancer Care

 

NCCN POLICY SUMMIT DATE > Thursday, June 27, 2019 > Register Now!

NCCN POLICY SUMMIT LOCATION > The National Press Club • Washington, DC

 

OVERVIEW

Register Now! The NCCN will host a Policy Summit: The State of Cancer Care in America: The Impact of State Policy on Access to High-Quality Cancer Care on June 27, 2019 in Washington, DC.

The summit will explore the increasing role of state authorities in health policy decision-making and implications for patient access to high quality cancer care. Major themes of the summit will include the current state regulatory environment governing insurance marketplaces and benefit design, variability across federal and state-level health care coverage landscapes, and best practices for policy makers, providers, and patient advocates to protect patient access to high quality cancer care within shifting legislative and regulatory environments.

Please check back often for additional updates regarding the summit. If you have any meeting content or agenda questions, please contact Alyssa Schatz, Director, Policy and Advocacy, U.S. and Global Development. For any media questions, please contact Rachel Darwin, Public Relations Manager.


AGENDA*

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

 

9:30 – 9:40 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Robert W. Carlson, MD
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

 

9:40 – 10:30 AM

Federal Waivers and the Evolving Role of States
in Healthcare Policy

 

10:30 – 10:40 AM

Break

 

10:40 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion:
Shifting Regulatory Authority from the Federal Government to
States and the Implications for Patient Access
to High-Quality Cancer Care

Moderated by:
Clifford Goodman, PhD
The Lewin Group

Panelists:
Keysha Brooks-Coley

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Bob Donnelly
Johnson & Johnson

John R. Edwards, MD
Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Nina Owcharenko Schaefer
The Heritage Foundation

Kavita Patel
The Brookings Institution

Ronald S. Walters, MD
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

12:00 – 12:50 PM

Lunch

 

12:50 AM – 1:30 PM

The Evolving Role of States in Ensuring Access
to High-Quality Cancer Care

Matthew Lesser
Deputy Majority Leader of the Connecticut State Senate
Survivor

 

1:35 – 2:55 PM

Panel Discussion:
Trends in Cancer Care Policy at the State Level

Moderated by:
Clifford Goodman, PhD
The Lewin Group

Panelists:
Wallace Akerley, MD

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Joel Beetsch

Celgene/Bluebird

Jennifer Carlson, MD
OSU Wexner Medical Center

John Cox, MD
Parkland Health and Hospital System, UT Southwestern

Lee Jones
Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia

Matthew Lesser
Deputy Majority Leader of the Connecticut State Senate
Survivor

Anne Levine
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

 

2:55 - 3:00 PM

Wrap-up and Conclusions

 

*Subject to change.


SUPPORTERS

Supported by Abbvie; Adaptive Biotechnologies; AmerisourceBergen; Apobiologix; Astellas; AstraZeneca through its NCCN Corporate Council Membership; Celgene Corporation; Eisai Inc.; EMD Serono; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; Foundation Medicine, Inc.; Halozyme; HELSINN; Heron; Incyte Corporation; Janssen Oncology, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; Kite, a Gilead Company; an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; Tesaro; Verastem Oncology.  Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC; and this activity was made possible by Pharmacyclics, an AbbVie Company.   

As of May 23, 2019.


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