Educational Events & Programs

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

Free Online Program was held June 29, 2020.





The NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™: School of Pharmaceustical and Biotech Business will be a free virtual program held on Monday, June 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT.

During this interactive online program, pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals are given the rare opportunity to view the oncology space, its future and its current operational issues from the provider, advocacy, and payer perspectives. Through this pharmaceutical and biotech training program, participants will improve their working knowledge of key business, policy, coverage, reimbursement, informational, and operational issues in oncology while gathering valuable insights into developing effective strategies for navigating the cancer care ecosystem. 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.

Please check back often for additional updates regarding this program. If you have any questions, please contact Elyse Desjardins, Senior Manager, Business Development.



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Clifford Goodman, PhD
Senior Vice President
The Lewin Group


1:00 – 1:05 PM EDTWelcome
Robert W. Carlson, MD
Chief Executive Officer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
1:05 – 1:25 PM EDT

Impact of COVID-19 on Patients with Cancer
F. Marc Stewart, MD
Professor of Medicine; Medical Director

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
NCCN Best Practices Committee

Clifford Goodman, PhD
Senior Vice President
The Lewin Group

1:25 – 2:55 PM EDT

Panel Discussion: Meet the NCCN Guidelines Panel Experts
Robert W. Carlson, MD
Chief Executive Officer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network


Daniel Chung, MD
Director, Center for Cancer Risk Analysis
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
NCCN Guidelines for Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal Panel


Ruth O’Regan, MD
Division Head of Hematology and Oncology, Associate Director for Clinical Research
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
NCCN Board of Directors, Vice-Chair
Breast Cancer Panel


John A. Thompson, MD
Medical Director, Phase I Clinical Trials Program
Professor, Division of Oncology
Member, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/ Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
NCCN Guidelines for Management of Immunotherapy-Related Toxicities Panel


Alan P. Venook, MD, FASCO

The Madden Family Distinguished Professor of Medical Oncology and Translational Research
Shorenstein Associate Director, Program Development
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
NCCN Guidelines for Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer Panel

2:55 – 3:00 PM EDTClosing Remarks            
Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

*Agenda topics are subject to change.




Professionals from advocacy, marketing, 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.



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