Patient Advocate Programs at ASCO Symposia

This section contains details on valuable educational meetings offered or co-sponsored by ASCO. These events are designed to provide educational opportunities for patient advocates involved in research advocacy.

For ASCO Symposia, discounted registration is available for patient advocates who meet specific criteria. Exhibit space is also available to patient advocacy organizations at a reduced rate. For more information about registration and exhibits, e-mail patientadvocates@asco.org.

Scholarships

Scholarships for patient advocates to attend ASCO Symposia are oftentimes available through The Conquer Cancer Foundation. When funds are available, they help expenses related to travel, hotel, and registration. Scholarships are granted first come, first served, and based on financial need as well as advocacy experience. Learn more information on Cancer.Net's section on The Conquer Cancer Foundation Patient Advocate Scholarship Program.

Breast Cancer Symposium

These annual, three-day, multidisciplinary meetings present the newest strategies in the research and treatment of breast cancer. The next meeting will take place September 4-6, 2014, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in San Francisco, California. 

Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

These annual, three-day, multidisciplinary meetings present the newest strategies in prevention, screening, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. The next meeting will take place January 15-17, 2015, in San Francisco, California.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

These annual three-day, multidisciplinary meetings present the newest strategies in prevention, screening, and treatment of genitourinary cancers. The next meeting will take place February 26-28, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.

Quality Care Symposium

These annual, multi-day meetings bring together experts to share strategies and methods for measuring and improving the quality of cancer care. The next meeting will take place October 17- 18, 2014 Boston, MA. 

Palliative Care Symposium

This annual, multi-day symposium brings together experts to share strategies and methods for integrating palliative care into cancer care across the trajectory of the illness.  The inaugural meeting took place October 24-25, 2014, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.