Enhance Your Annual Meeting Experience With Attendee Resources


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Next month, more than 30,000 oncology professionals will gather in Chicago for the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting. This year’s theme, “Collective Wisdom: The Future of Patient-Centered Care and Research,” highlights the value of the combined knowledge of the global oncology community, spanning across cancer specialties and new areas of scientific inquiry.

Are you planning to join this global community and help shape the future of cancer care and research? As you consider what to pack for your trip, keep in mind that you have a host of electronic resources at your fingertips that will help you plan your meeting and enhance your on-site experience.

The Attendee Resource Center (am.asco.org/arc) serves as a one-stop shop for ASCO’s entire suite of Annual Meeting apps, publications, and products. There, you can view, print, or download a variety of resources to help you get the most out of the Annual Meeting.

Know Before You Go

The Attendee Resource Center houses several tools to help you prepare for your meeting experience.

  • Build your personalized itinerary with the iPlanner, a scheduling tool that allows you to search by session, speaker, or abstract to narrow down sessions of interest. The iPlanner is available via desktop site and as a mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and syncs between both platforms so the schedule you build on your computer will be available to you on your phone at the meeting.
  • Browse and download abstracts being presented at this year’s meeting. Abstracts will be released on May 18 at 5 PM (EDT) and can be downloaded in multiple file formats.
  • Review articles written by Annual Meeting faculty in the ASCO
    Educational Book
    . This peer-­reviewed publication highlights standards of care and offers insight into future therapeutic possibilities in oncology. The ASCO Educational Book is available in multiple file formats for use on your computer, tablet, or e-reader.

Stay In-the-Know During the Annual Meeting

The Attendee Resource Center and iPlanner also offer a host of resources that will streamline and enhance your Annual Meeting experience once you arrive in Chicago. You can:

  • Check shuttle schedules
  • Find your way to your next session with maps of McCormick Place
  • Review the Exhibitor List
  • Provide session feedback
  • Request Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits

ASCO Daily News

The ASCO Daily News is the official news source of the Annual Meeting, with issues produced Friday through Tuesday containing expert editorials and columns on topics of interest to the oncology community, helpful information for navigating the meeting, program listings, and live coverage updates. You can pick up your daily copy of the ASCO Daily News throughout McCormick Place, and you can find additional content at am.asco.org/dn.

Continue Learning After You Leave

On-site or online, you can rewatch favorite sessions or catch up on the ones you missed with the Virtual Meeting. The Virtual Meeting provides access to posters and presentations from your computer, smartphone, or tablet, and the companion iPad app (ASCO iMeeting) even allows you to save videos for ­offline viewing.

Access to these resources and more are available through the Attendee Resource Center at am.asco.org/arc. ■

© 2016. American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.



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