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. 

Patient Advocates

Patient advocates may register to attend 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. Nonmember Patient Advocates interested in registering at this rate will need to submit a CV or bio-sketch via email at

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

Additionally, advocates not affiliated with a national or international not-for-profit organization may also be eligible to register at the patient advocate rate, based on their advocacy role and experience. Please submit a CV or bio-sketch via email at

Please note that individuals registered under this category are not eligible to receive continuing education credit for their attendance at the Annual Meeting.