ASCO will offer five in-depth educational opportunities dedicated to topics of interest in the oncology community. Each seminar will be held onsite at McCormick Place, from 12:30 PM on Thursday, May 29, until 11:00 AM on Friday, May 30. The seminars are as follows:
- Hematology for the Oncologist (New in 2014)
This seminar will focus on benign hematologic issues which medical oncologists commonly encounter in a consultative practice. Topics covered will include the etiology and treatment of disorders of red cells, platelets, myeloproliferative syndromes, bleeding and clotting disorders, and other problems in benign hematology.
- Improving Quality of Cancer Care and Patient Safety for High-Value Oncology Practice (New in 2014)
This seminar will focus primarily on value, quality improvement, and safety for oncology practices. Participants will take home feasible strategies to evaluate their practice's policies and engage staff to identify and address problems; discuss methods and tools to promote quality improvement; and identify programs available to promote quality improvement for high-value cancer care.
- Clinical Care in Oncology for the Advanced Practice Provider
Cosponsored by the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology and the Oncology Nursing Society, this seminar is designed to meet the educational needs of the advanced practice nurse and physician assistant. Topics covered will include the advanced practice provider's role in team-based care, controversies in cancer screening, and trends in oncology care.
- New Drugs in Oncology
This seminar’s focus will be the theoretical and practical aspects of both recently approved drugs and those on their way to approval. Topics covered will include mechanisms of action, administration, toxicity and side-effect management, and use in the clinic.
- Genetics and Genomics for the Practicing Clinician
This seminar will focus on cancer genetics and tumor genomics specifically for the clinician. Recognized experts in the field will cover tumor and germline topics, as well as discuss the tests and tools available to oncologists.
These live activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.