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2021 AVBCC Summit

October 13-15, 2021

New York Athletic Club, New York, NY

  • The Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC) will once again be meeting in person at the New York Athletic Club. The live event will be invitation-only, limiting the number of guests to follow safety guidelines. There will be a virtual simulcast of the entire Summit for those who cannot join us in New York.

    The One Conference That Covers It All

    Join us for this exclusive invitational forum that provides invaluable time with more than 200 diverse experts representing every stakeholder of the cancer care ecosystem. Nearly 100% of attendees agreed the content, topics, sessions, and information were relevant and up-to-date.

    Top Reasons to Participate in the 2021 Summit

    • LEARN to stay competitive in the ever-changing field of oncology.
    • EXPLORE cutting-edge methodologies you can implement in your company or institution immediately.
    • ACCESS timely and accurate information from sources you can rely on.
    • GAIN insights from a diverse range of practitioners, pharmacists, payers, policymakers, and other key stakeholders.
    • NETWORK with nationally recognized thought leaders.


    Please Note:
    The live event is available on a first come, first served basis due to limited capacity. Sponsors will be guaranteed the opportunity to attend live. The general public is encouraged to request an invite to join and will be notified when accepted.

    In alignment with the New York Athletic Club, live attendees will be required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. If you are traveling to the conference from out of state, please be prepared to show proof of vaccination. For questions and concerns, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Thank You, Essential Workers!

    We are pleased to share that we are again offering free virtual conference registration to essential workers! Fill out the form below to request your free virtual conference pass.

    Request Free Virtual Pass

    The AVBCC Summit continues to empower all oncology care professionals to maximize value in cancer care by focusing on clinical, cost, and access issues. Secure your seat at the table today!

  • Take a look at the exciting lineup for the 2021 Summit! Sessions feature experts and respected faculty from across the field. This is a must-attend event for all stakeholders in the cancer-care value equation. Secure your spot today!

    • Wednesday, October 13
      9:00am - 9:15am

      Value-Based Contracting Workshop Welcome and Introduction

      Workshop Chairs:

      • Burt Zweigenhaft, PhD, D.Litt.
      • Michael Kolodziej, MD
      • Jeff Berkowitz, JD
      • William McGivney, PhD
      9:15am - 9:45am

      Report on the State of Value-Based Contracting in Cancer Care

      Moderator: Michael Kolodziej, MD


      • Linde Wilson, MBA
      • Rafi Dodo
      9:45am - 10:00am

      Will Oncology Ever Be Managed?

      Moderator: William McGivney, PhD


      • Roger Longman
      10:00am - 11:00am

      Panel Discussion: Headwinds, Tailwinds, and Barriers to Value-Based Contracting Agreements

      Moderator: Roger Longman


      • Kjel Johnson, PharmD
      • Ameet Malik, MS, MBA
      • Jeffrey Scott, MD
      • Michael Kolodziej, MD
      11:00am - 11:55am

      Panel Discussion: The Voice of Cancer Care Providers, Health Plan and Self-Insured Employers Express Views on the Prospects Ahead

      Moderator: Rob O'Brien


      • Arif Khan
      • Magda Rusinowski
      • Bhavesh Modi, RPh
      11:55am - 12:00pm

      AM Wrap-up – Summary of Key Insights

      Moderator: Michael Kolodziej, MD


      • Jeffrey Scott, MD
      • Roger Longman
      • Jeff Berkowitz, JD
      12:00pm - 1:00pm

      Networking Lunch

      1:00pm - 1:30pm

      Keynote: Understanding and Surviving the Transition to Value-Based Oncology

      Moderator: William McGivney, PhD

      1:45pm - 3:00pm

      Value-Based Agreements: Risk-Sharing, Products, and Models from Outside Cancer

      Moderator: Jane Barlow, MD, MPH, MBA


      • Tolga Tanguler, MBA
      • Ammar Qadan
      • Michael Sherman, MD, MBA
      3:00 pm - 3:30pm

      Legal and Regulatory Issues Impacting Value-Based Care Agreements

      Moderator: Jeff Berkowitz, JD


      • Jeffrey Handwerker, JD
      3:30pm - 4:15pm

      Can/Do VBAs Work in Oncology? A Case Study

      Moderator: Jane Barlow, MD, MPH, MBA


      • Todd Grisco
      • Brian Ragan, PharmD, BCPS
      • Sebastian Guth, PhD, MBA
      4:15pm - 4:45pm

      Operationalizing and Managing Value-Based Contract Agreements

      Moderator: William McGivney, PhD


      • Rob O'Brien
      • Scott Kornhauser
      4:45pm - 5:00pm

      Final Perspectives


      • Michael Kolodziej, MD
      • Jeff Berkowitz, JD
      • William McGivney, PhD
      • Roger Longman
    • Thursday, October 14
      7:15am - 7:30am

      Opening Comments


      • Burt Zweigenhaft, PhD, D.Litt.
      7:30am - 8:10am

      Future Proofing Cancer Care Against Pandemics, Applying COVID-19 Lessons

      Moderator: Ira Klein, MD, MBA, FACP


      • Sophie Shen, DrPH, CFA
      8:15am - 8:55am

      Economic Trends in Cancer

      Moderator: Deborah Kamin, RN, PhD


      • Murray Aitken, MBA
      • Bruce Pyenson, FSAA, MAAA

      Clinical Trials and Their Impact on Value-Based Care

      Moderator: Bruce Feinberg, DO


      • David Billiter
      • Iuliana Shapira, MD
      • Jonathan Kish, PhD, MPH
      9:00am - 9:40am

      An Independent Look and Review of Cancer Care As It Stands Today and Where It Should Be in the Future

      Moderator: William McGivney, PhD


      • Lee Newcomer, MD
      • Michael Kolodziej, MD
      9:45am - 10:40am

      Value-Based Programs: What Worked, What Failed, and What Is Needed

      Moderator: Michael Kolodziej, MD


      • Jeffrey Scott, MD
      • Bo Gamble
      • Tim Kubal, MBA, MD
      • Nathan Walcker, MBA
      • Sibel Blau, MD

      Oncology Nursing and Cancer Care: The Transformation as COVID Subsides

      Moderator: Sharon Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN


      • Andrea Dwyer, BS
      10:45am - 11:40am

      Drug Benefit Reform


      • Kjel Johnson, PharmD
      • Mostafa Kamal
      • Joel Brill, MD, FACP, AGAF, FASGE, FACG

      Telehealth/Digital Health Tools in Cancer Care

      Moderator: Chevon Rariy, MD


      • Bob Gold
      • Lee Fleisher, MD
      • Melissa Dillmon, MD, FASCO

      The Evolving Role of Social Determinants of Health in Value-Based Care

      Moderator: John Frownfelter, MD


      • Ajeet Gajra, MD, MBBS, FACP
      • Sibel Blau, MD
      11:45am - 12:40pm

      Legal Issues Ahead Impacting Cancer Care

      Moderator: Johnathan Levitt, Esq.


      • Lili Brillstein, MHP
      • Tyrone Squires, MBA, CPBS

      Employers' Positions on Cancer Care

      Moderator: Art Taft, MBA, MEng


      • Joey Dizenhouse, FSA, MAAA
      • James Startare
      • Karen van Caulil, PhD

      Navigation: A Critical Long-Term Investment in Patient Care

      Moderator: Sharon Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN


      • Monica Dean, HON-OPN-CG
      • Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN
      12:45pm - 1:40pm


      Moderator: Barbara McAneny, MD, MACP, FASCO


      • Gregory Simon, JD
      1:45pm - 2:30pm

      Data Information Needs and Requirements for Future Cancer Care


      • Lalan Wilfong, MD
      • Brian Bourbeau
      • Ross Maclean, MD

      Advocacy Programs Update

      Moderator: Elizabeth Franklin, MSW, PhD


      • Patricia Goldsmith
      • Amy Niles
      • Marianne Gandee
      • Rose Gerber

      Cancer Care and Site of Care Options

      Moderator: Linde Wilson, MBA


      • Connie Sullivan, BPharm
      • Erin Denholm, RN, MSN, RWJENF
      • Barbara McAneny, MD, MACP, FASCO

      Personalized Medicine Technologies and the Future Ahead for Cancer Care

      Moderator: Lucio Gordan, MD


      • Jamie Holloway, PhD
      • Josh Ofman, MD, MSHS
      • Mark Hiatt, MD
      • Joel Brill, MD, FACP, AGAF, FASGE, FACG
      2:35pm - 3:20pm

      Practice Transformation Through Value-Based Analytics

      Moderator: James Hamrick, MD, MPH


      • Sibel Bleu, MD
      • Lee Schwartzberg, MD
      • Lalan Wilfong, MD
      • Jeffrey Scott, MD

      Medically Integrated Oncology Pharmacy

      Moderator: Michael Reff, RPh, MBA


      • Ray Bailey, BPharm, RPh
      • Bhavesh Shah, RPh, BCOP
      • Scott Freeswick, MS, PharmD
      • Randy Falkenrath, MBA
      • Stacey McCullough, PharmD
      • Chris Marcum, PharmD

      The Future of Oncology Revenue Cycle Management and Challenges on Systems Value-Based Contracting Initiatives Ahead Represent


      • Brian Gockerman
      • Parag Shah
      • Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE
      • Christine Hall
      • Nirav Shah, MBA

      Cancer Care and New Carve-Out Cancer Care Programs

      Moderator: Linde Wilson, MBA


      • Oren Cahlon, MD
      • Harlan Levine, MD
      • Robert Baird, RN, MSA
      3:25pm - 4:10pm

      Drug Pricing Transformation, the Realities, and Implications on the Road Ahead for Value-Based Contracting

      Moderator: William McGivney, PhD


      • Peter Bach, MD, MPP
      • Sarah Emond, MPP
      • Kent Rogers, MBA

      Patient Centricity & Connectivity in Oncology Support Services

      Moderator: William McGivney, PhD


      • Peter Bach, MD, MPP
      • Sarah Emond, MPP
      • Kent Rogers, MBA

      Biosimilars and the Road Ahead

      Moderator: Charles Stevens, JD, MBA


      • John Hennessey, MBA
      • Kelly Franchetti, RN, CCRN, CEN
      • Ankita Batla, MBA, MBBS
      • Susan Raiola

      Surgery and Value-Based Care

      Moderator: Sean McGowan

      4:15pm - 5:00pm

      Radiation Oncology

      Moderator: Jordan Johnson, MSHA

      Oncology Drug Supply Chain Channels and the Move to Value

      Pediatrics and the Future in Cancer Care


      • Robyn Gartrell, MD, MS

      Cell and Gene Therapy Market Updates

      Moderator: Joe DePinto


      • Bruce Feinberg, DO
      • Erin Satterwhite
      5:05pm - 5:45pm

      Key Cancer Research

      5:50pm - 8:00pm


      Sponsored by Premier

    • Friday, October 15
      7:15am - 7:55am

      Near-Term Oncology Pipeline Review


      • Cheryl Allen, PharmD
      • Jeffrey Bockman, PhD

      AVBCC Annual Report

      Moderator: Linde Wilson, MBA


      • Rafael Dodo
      8:00am - 8:35am

      Key Cancer Ecosystem Stakeholder Support Group Update

      Moderator: William McGivney, PhD


      • Clifford Hudis, MD
      • Ted Okon, MBA
      • Christian Downs, MHA, JD
      • Robert Carlson, MD
      8:40am - 9:15am

      Disparities and the Impact on Cancer Care


      • Barbara Bierber, MD
      • Edith Mitchell, MD, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRCP (London)

      AI and Decision Support

      Moderator: Ira Klein MD, MBA, FACP


      • Ray Page, DO, PhD, FACOI, FASCO
      • Michael Diaz, MD
      • Lyn Fitzgerald
      • Carla Bach, AA, BPS, MS
      • Louis Culot, MLA
      • Amy Valley, PharmD
      9:20am - 9:55am

      Community Providers' Perspectives on Cancer Care

      Moderator: Nick Ferreyros


      • Barbara McAneny, MD, MACP, FASCO
      • Jeff Patton, MD
      • Vivek Kavadi, MD, FASTRO
      • Stephen Divers, MD
      10:00am - 10:35am

      Cancer Centers of Excellence

      Moderator: William McGivney, PhD


      • Al Benson, MD
      • Tim Kubal, MBA, MD
      10:40am - 11:15am

      Payers' Perspectives on Cancer Care

      Moderator: Michael Kolodziej, MD


      • Lee Newcomer, MD
      11:20am - 11:55am


      Moderator: William McGivney, PhD


      • Andy Schmeltz, MBA
      • Annette Powers, PharmD, MBA
      12:00pm - 1:55pm

      Keynote: Cancer Care, the Look Ahead

      Moderator: Cliff Hudis, MD


      • Scott Gottlieb, MD
      • Seema Verma, MPH
      2:00pm - 2:35pm

      Washington and Public Policy

      Moderator: Jayson Slotnik, JD, MHP

      2:40pm - 3:15pm

      Migrating from OCM and Preparing for Next-Generation Alternative Payment Programs


      • Lara Strawbridge, MPH
      • Sibel Blau, MD
      • Jeff Patton, MD
      • Barry Russo
      • Michael Diaz, MD
      3:20pm - 4:00pm

      Wall Street and Capital Markets and the Influence on Cancer Care

      Moderator: Johnathan Fassberg

    *Agenda subject to change.

  • Faculty Coming Soon

    The 2021 AVBCC Summit faculty is coming soon! Please check back, or subscribe to receive our digital communications with the latest AVBCC updates.

  • Location

    New York Athletic Club
    180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019


    Please Note: There are no lodging accommodations at the New York Athletic Club. AVBCC does not have group rates at the hotels listed above. Rates are subject to change on a daily basis.

    Transit Information


    • W – N – Q – W
    • A, C, or 1 train to 59th Street – Columbus Circle


    • 57 Street Subway Station (7th Avenue & 57th Street)


    • GMC: 200 Central Park South (59th Street & 7th Avenue)
    • Icon Parking System: 125 West 58th Street (58th Street & 7th Avenue)
    • Icon Parking System: 157 West 57th Street (57th Street & 7th Avenue)

    Dress Code


    • Business attire; jackets and ties are not required in most areas.
    • Slacks or khakis are permitted with collared dress shirts, which must be tucked in at all times.
    • Jackets and ties are required in the Main Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge.


    • Suits, dresses, sweaters, blouses, skirts, and tailored pants are permitted.
    • Halter tops, leggings, and clothing that reveals midriffs remain prohibited.

    NOT PERMITTED (Men & Women)

    • Sneakers, athletic shoes, flip-flops, clogs, and canvas boating shoes.
    • Jeans and other denim wear, shorts, T-shirts, and athletic wear.

    Mobile Voice and Data Policy

    Mobile phones and devices are prohibited in all facilities of the Club except guest rooms, enclosed phone booths, and the Lobby Communication Center. This includes speaking on a cell phone, e-mailing, texting, games, reading, and Internet browsing on a mobile device. Conference attendees may use their device in the conference meeting space.

  • How to Sponsor the 2021 AVBCC Summit

    Sponsoring the AVBCC annual summit will provide you with the opportunity to identify qualified leads on the spot, build and develop business relationships, and have unprecedented networking opportunities.

    If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 AVBCC Summit, please click the button below and submit an application by completing the form. Thank you.

    AVBCC Summit Sponsorship Application

    Who Should Sponsor?

    All Stakeholders in the Cancer Care Ecosystem

    • Oncologists and Hematologists
    • Nurses
    • Oncology Nurse Navigators
    • Pathologists and Geneticists
    • Pharmacists, Practice Administrators
    • Practice Managers
    • Patient Advocacy Organizations
    • Managed Care Organizations
    • Insurance Companies
    • Third-Party Payers
    • Integrated Health Delivery Systems
    • Cancer Centers of Excellence
    • Medical Directors, Pharmacy Directors
    • Investors, Pharmaceutical and Biotech

    Reasons Your Company Should Sponsor

    • Meet with decision makers from leading oncology institutions and payer organizations
    • Demonstrate innovative products and services
    • Position your company as an industry leader
    • Gain exposure to strategic decision makers
    • Expand business opportunities with existing customers
    • Establish strategic partnerships
  • 2021 AVBCC Summit FAQs

    When and where will the 2021 AVBCC Summit take place?

    The 2021 AVBCC Summit will take place on October 13-15, 2021 in person at the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) in New York, NY, with a virtual simulcast.

    Are health and safety practices in place at the venue?

    In keeping with the New York State guidelines, NYAC and the Summit organizers will be limiting the capacity of in-person attendance. Attendees will be asked to wear masks in public spaces and observe social distancing.

    Where can I find the schedule of events?

    The Summit organizers are working on planning a robust agenda, including keynotes, and general and breakout sessions. An announcement will be made when the full agenda is available. Please stay tuned.

    How much does it cost to attend the Summit?

    The price for the Summit is $699 for the in-person event and $399 for the virtual pass. Essential workers can apply for a free virtual pass by completing this form.

    How can I register for the Summit?

    The in-person event in NYAC is on a first come, first served basis due to limited capacity per state guidelines. To register for the Summit, please visit the Overview tab to request your invite.

    When will I receive my Summit invite?

    The Summit organizers will begin responding to invite requests on Friday, July 30, 2021.

    How can I sponsor the Summit?

    If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please complete the sponsor information form on the Sponsors tab.

    How can I receive Summit updates?

    AVBCC will send e-mails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings, logistics and newsletters. Please make sure that the e-mail address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., is in your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all important information.

    40 Under 40 in Cancer Award FAQs

    What is 40 Under 40 in Cancer?

    40 Under 40 in Cancer is an awards initiative supported by the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC), The Lynx Group, Upstream Partners, Swim Across America, and the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc, aimed to identify and recognize the contributions being made across the field of cancer by rising stars and emerging leaders under the age of 40 years.

    How can I submit nominations for 40 Under 40 in Cancer?

    You may nominate emerging leaders in cancer here. Nomination forms must be submitted by July 15, 2021.

    When is the 40 Under 40 in Cancer awards event?

    The 2021 awardees will be honored at the 2021 AVBCC Summit on October 14, 2021. Stay tuned for more details.

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