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CBI Announces Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Panel at Upcoming Effective Oncology Benefit Management Forum

BOSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Business Intelligence (CBI), a division of Advanstar Communications, is pleased to announce the full program agenda which includes a multi-stakeholder panel on "Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration Among Payor, Provider and Manufacturer to Improve Oncology Care." The 4th Annual Effective Oncology Benefit Management - A Forum for Payors will take place at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, IL, on October 5 - 6, 2009.

CBI's speaker faculty always includes the country's leading experts and practitioners in healthcare, and discussion on the "Use of National Compendia in Making Coverage Decisions" will be a highlight at this timely and relevant event. A Featured Session on "Challenges of Managed Care Coverage Decisions in Oncology" presented by Louis Hochheiser, M.D., Medical Director, Clinical Policy Development, Humana, Inc. and Burton Vanderlaan, M.D., FACP, Regional Medical Director, Aetna is also featured.

Other opportune sessions include:

  • How Will Healthcare Reform Impact Access to Cancer Drug Utilization?
  • Legislative and Regulatory Changes Including Medicare Oncology Policies
  • Impact of Off-Label Use in Oncology
  • Market Outlook for Generics and Biosimilars Pipeline
  • Specialty Pharmacy and Managing Oral Oncology Drugs
  • Pathways Development at UPMC
  • Foundations of Quality at Cancer Care Northwest
  • What Is the Role of a Diagnostic Test in Oncology Care Management?
  • The Evolving Management of the Oncology Category - Results from the Managed Care Oncology Index
  • A Model for Changing the Reimbursement Structure to Reward Improving Quality and Value for Patients

This annual forum also features two pre-conference workshops this year:

A. The Role of Comparative Effectiveness Research in the Delivery of Cancer Care

B. Specialty Pharmacy Models and Trends in Oncology

For more information on this event, please visit or call 800-817-8601. If you would like to apply for a press pass, please contact Lauren Donoghue at or 339-298-2262.

About CBI:

A subsidiary of Advanstar Communications, CBI Research, Inc. offers Pharmaceutical and Healthcare conferences that serve senior executives and government officials by providing a unique platform for highly focused content and ideal networking opportunities with senior policy- and decision-makers. CBI events provide you with concrete, real-life examples that you can begin to apply at your organization immediately for significant impact on costs and revenue. For more information, please visit

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