NCCN 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

The NCCN 2021 Annual Conference is designed to fill real and important medical educational needs of cancer care providers to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. The Annual Conference focuses on the practical management of patients with cancer, provides updates of NCCN Guidelines, and includes other educational sessions on new treatments, therapies, and trends, and their application in patient care. As knowledge about the management of cancer is being developed more rapidly and has become more complex, education on treatment decisions has become increasingly important and valuable. We are excited that the NCCN 2021 Annual Conference will include multiple format changes that will focus on additional stakeholder groups, enhance the learner experience, and increase the interaction with key NCCN faculty.

Agenda

Fees

Target Audience

The program is designed to meet the needs and improve the competence and performance of the interprofessional oncology care team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other relevant health care professionals who manage the care of patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

The goal of the NCCN 2021 Annual Conference is to ensure that members of the interprofessional oncology care team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other relevant health care professionals, have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Apply the current standards of oncology care and key updates in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) to optimize the management of patients with cancer.
  • Evaluate new, emerging, and novel therapeutic agents and treatment strategies and incorporate these into the management of patients with cancer.
  • Communicate with members of the interprofessional oncology care team to improve collaborative performance in the management of patients with cancer and the delivery of oncology care.

A detailed list of learning objectives by session topic is available here.

Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

  • Abbott's molecular business
  • Adaptive Biotechnologies
  • AstraZeneca
  • BeiGene, Ltd.
  • Blueprint Medicines
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Deciphera Pharmaceuticals
  • Eisai
  • Exact Sciences
  • Genentech, a member of the Roche Group
  • Gilead Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • GRAIL, Inc.
  • Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
  • Lilly
  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Puma Biotechnology
  • Seagen Inc. formerly Seattle Genetics
  • Taiho Oncology, Inc.
  • TeSera Therapeutics

This activity is supported by independent medical education grants from: 

  • Bristol Myers Squibb 
  • Illumina, Inc. 
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • AbbVie
  • Astellas
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Incyte
  • Merck & Co., Inc.

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen.

This educational activity is supported by a medical education grant from Exelixis, Inc. & Karyopharm® Therapeutics.

This project has been made possible in part by a grant from Varian Medical Systems/Global Medical Education Grant Program.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 34.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 34.00 ACPE contact hours
  • 34.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 34.00 ANCC contact hours
  • 34.00 CCM clock hours
  • 34.00 Participation
Course opens: 
03/20/2021
Course expires: 
08/01/2021
Cost:
$0.00

NCCN Continuing Education Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of NCCN that every 12 months, all faculty, moderators, activity planners and all internal planning staff participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any financial relationships with a commercial interest. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed to ensure education is fair and balanced and that clinical content presented supports safe, effective patient care. Individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter.

Definitions

NCCN continuing education considers financial relationships to create a conflict of interest when an individual has both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect continuing education content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

NCCN continuing education considers relevant financial relationships as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. NCCN does not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.

Faculty Disclaimers

All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation for the tasks and methods of delivery.

Faculty presentations may include discussion of off-label use. Faculty will disclose that the use in question is not currently approved by the FDA per the product labeling.

Please click here to download all faculty disclosures.

In support of improving patient care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians
NCCN designates this other (live and pre-recorded) activity for a maximum of 34 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 34 contact hours.

Pharmacists
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 34 contact hours (3.4 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-21-004-H01-P

Physician Assistants
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 34 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 34 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Aggregated participant data will be shared with the commercial supporters of this activity.

American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification


This activity has been registered to offer credit in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program.  Participants may earn up to 34 Lifelong Learning (Part II) credits.

Aggregated participant data will be shared with the commercial supporters of this activity.

American Board of Surgery Continuous Certification (CC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

American Board of Medical Specialties Maintenance of Certification
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, the NCCN 2021 Virtual Annual Conference has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Pathology
Radiology
Urology

Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 34 CE contact hours. Activity code: C00045482; Approval Number: 210000851

Available Credit

  • 34.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 34.00 ACPE contact hours
  • 34.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 34.00 ANCC contact hours
  • 34.00 CCM clock hours
  • 34.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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CME/CE/MOC credit should be claimed for the conference as a whole, not session by session. You may only claim credit for the conference one time. When calculating your total credits, you should take into account all of the sessions you viewed either live or via recording. (Please note that you have access to all of the session recordings for 60 days after the live conference.)

Tracking Your Session Attendance: Download the PDF linked here to help keep track of your session attendance. The enclosed worksheets are for your reference only and should not be returned to NCCN staff. Completion of these worksheets is not required to claim continuing education credit.

Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing