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

This meeting brings together experts to share strategies and methods for the treatment of breast cancer.

Quality Care Symposium

This meeting brings together experts to share strategies and methods for measuring and improving the quality of cancer care.

Palliative Care Symposium

This meeting brings together experts to share strategies and methods for integrating palliative care into cancer care across the trajectory of the illness.