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Register now to join research colleagues from across the United States at the ASCO Research Community Forum Annual Meeting. The meeting offers physician researchers and research staff from a variety of programs a unique platform to collaborate and develop solutions to common challenges with conducting oncology clinical trials.

This year’s meeting will take place on September 23–24, 2018, at ASCO’s headquarters in the Washington, DC, metro area.

Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO

The theme of the 2018 meeting is: Innovative Solutions. Best Practices. Excellence in Cancer Research. This year’s keynote address will be given by ASCO President-Elect Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO. The meeting will facilitate discussions on a variety of pressing topics for oncology clinical trial sites, ranging from improving efficiencies and performance to increasing patient accrual to clinical trials. Each day, participants will hear from presenters and panelists representing a variety of stakeholders and can engage in dynamic discussions about challenges, best practices, and solutions.

In addition to hearing from peers and leaders in the field, meeting attendees will have an opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the country during a networking event and small group discussions. The first day of the meeting will feature a workshop to provide participants with best practices and practical tools on building and optimizing clinical trial sites and running an effective research program. General sessions on the second day will feature multistakeholder panel discussions, presentations, and breakout discussions on a variety of topics impacting cancer research sites, including:

  • Improving efficiencies across the clinical trial enterprise
  • Reducing site burden and expediting clinical trial start-up
  • Impending regulatory changes for clinical trials
  • Research site considerations for new and emerging therapies
  • Increasing clinical trial awareness and accrual.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain continuing education credits through the meeting. A group discount is available—e-mail researchcommunityforum@asco.org for more details.

Space is limited, so register today!

Established in 2010, the ASCO Research Community Forum was created as a solution-oriented venue for research sites. The Forum’s Annual Meeting is especially geared toward community-based research sites, including those affiliated with academic centers. Learn more about the Forum and its resources (available year-round) by searching“Research Community Forum” on ASCO.org.

© 2018. American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.


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