Patient Advocate Programs at the ASCO Annual Meeting

The ASCO Annual Meeting is considered the premier educational and scientific event in the oncology community and attracts more than 40,000 attendees worldwide. 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 2020 Annual Meeting originally scheduled for May 29-June 2, 2020 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, was changed to a virtual format. The ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program was held Friday, May 29, through Sunday, May 31. The virtual meeting provided an engaging lineup of scheduled and on-demand scientific content offering the opportunity to learn and collaborate across a variety of approaches, disciplines, and specialtiesThe ASCO20 Virtual Education Program will be held Saturday, August 8, through Monday, August 10. Registration is still open. Given the unique circumstances surrounding this year’s meeting, patient advocates can register for the virtual meeting, at no cost. Patient advocates who are members can register immediately. Non-member patient advocates interested in registering may send a CV, resume, or bio-sketch to

Registration includes:

  • Exclusive access to ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program and the Virtual Exhibits, through November 30, 2020
  • Exclusive access to ASCO20 Virtual Education Program (starting in August), through November 30, 2020
  • Online Access to Annual Meeting Proceedings and the ASCO Educational Book 
In addition, as a part of ASCO20 Virtual, ASCO is excited to offer a Virtual Exhibits experience. Visit the Virtual Exhibits and connect with industry leaders. 

More Information: 

Visit ASCO's Meeting Library for access to abstracts, videos, slides, and posters presented at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program. 

Read ASCO's statement on COVID-19 and Coronavirus and COVID-19: What People with Cancer Need to Know.

Visit Cancer.Net's ASCO Annual Meetings section to review a searchable news archive from past Meetings.

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