Events and Educational Opportunities

The ASCO Annual Meeting is a forum for cutting edge scientific and educational developments in oncology. It is a platform for the release of thousands of scientific abstracts – highly anticipated research news for many people, including patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general public. 

The 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting will take place June 3-7, 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. 

Opportunities for Patient Advocates

Patient advocates may register to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting at a reduced rate. This reduced registration category is reserved exclusively for patient advocates and is not intended for medical professionals. Patient Advocates who are active members of ASCO will automatically receive the patient advocate discount when using the registration website. Those interested in registering, and not currently patient advocate members of ASCO, will need to submit a CV, bio-sketch, or resume to patientadvocates@asco.org.

Individuals interested in registering under this category either work or volunteer for national or international not-for-profit patient advocacy organizations that:

  • Demonstrate a charitable mission

  • Engage in patient advocacy activities

  • Provide programs, services, information, and/or support for people affected by cancer

  • Have a nonprofessional membership

  • Do not offer continuing medical education (CME) or scientific programs for professionals

Visit Patient Advocate Programs at the ASCO Annual Meeting to learn more.