Palliative Care Symposium

2014 Palliative Care Symposium

The 2014 Palliative Care Symposium brought together experts to share strategies and methods for integrating palliative care into cancer care at every point in the patient’s care.  The inaugural meeting will take place October 24-25, 2014, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Highlights on the Cancer.Net Blog Posts from the 2014 Palliative Care Symposium

For information on patient advocate opportunities at the symposium, email patientadvocates@asco.org. For information on the symposium program and agenda, visit http://pallonc.org/.

At this symposium, 7 recipients of the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Palliative Care were honored. These young researchers are working to improve the care of people living with cancer around the world. Read more about the recipients and their areas of research (PDF).

For patient information about palliative care as part of cancer care, read this article about the importance of getting care for symptoms and side effects.