Palliative Care Symposium

2014 Palliative Care Symposium

The 2014 Palliative Care Symposium will bring 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. 

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/. News from this event will be shared via Cancer.Net’s social media channels before, during, and after the event. On Twitter, use the hashtag #PallOnc to find news related to this symposium.

At this symposium, 7 recipients of the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Palliative Care will be 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.