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Enhance Your ASCO Annual Meeting Experience With Attendee Resources


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A must-attend event in cancer care, the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting will bring thousands of oncology professionals from around the world to Chicago. The theme for this year’s meeting, selected by 2018–2019 ASCO President Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO, sets an exciting tone for the presentation of advances throughout the cancer care continuum. “Caring for Every Patient, Learning From Every Patient” highlights the importance of making cancer care accessible to every patient with cancer, regardless of their background.

Are you planning to join this global community to discuss state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field? 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 onsite experience.

New This Year: Childcare at McCormick Place

For the first time, ASCO will provide professional onsite childcare service during the Annual Meeting. Available starting Friday, May 31, through Tuesday, June 4, the program is designed for children 6 months to 12 years old and will include age-appropriate activities such as group games, arts and crafts, story time, and more.

While it will be possible to register for childcare onsite, this service is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis; ASCO highly recommends registering in advance at am.asco.org.

Go to am.asco.org to access 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

ASCO offers 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 a 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.
  • Need help with your schedule? iPlanner’s Session Recommender will suggest sessions based on your professional role, oncology specialty, and personal interests. Simply complete a short survey and review your personalized session recommendations.
  • Browse abstracts being presented at this year’s meeting.
  • Review articles written by Annual Meeting faculty in the ASCO Educational Book. This peer-reviewed and PubMed-indexed publication highlights standards of care and offers insight into future therapeutic possibilities in oncology. Current and past volumes of the ASCO Educational Book are available to view for free on asco.org/edbook.

Stay in the Know During the Annual Meeting

The iPlanner also offers a host of resources that will streamline and enhance your Annual Meeting experience once you arrive in Chicago. Once logged in, you can:

  • View abstract titles
  • Build your custom schedule from our education and scientific sessions
  • Check shuttle schedules based on your hotel
  • Request continuing medical education and Maintenance of Certification credits
  • Use Interact, Powered by Sync, to view speaker slides, take notes, ask questions and participate in audience polling
  • Review the exhibitor list
  • Provide session feedback.

The ASCO Daily News is the official news source of the Annual Meeting, with print issues produced Friday through Monday that contain 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 copy of the ASCO Daily News throughout McCormick Place, and you can find additional online-only content at dailynews.ascopubs.org.

Continue Learning After You Leave

You can rewatch favorite sessions or catch up on the ones you missed via the Meeting Library (meetinglibrary.asco.org), which houses Annual Meeting 2019 videos and slides. 

© 2019. American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.


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