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Pre-Annual Meeting Seminars

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)
    Cosponsored with the American Society of Hematology, this seminar will focus on hematologic issues that medical oncologists commonly encounter in a consultative practice. Experts in the field will discuss clinical aspects of bleeding and clotting disorders, new oral anticoagulants, iron therapy, and other topics in benign hematology. Ample time will be dedicated to question-and-answer periods to encourage discussion and ensure maximum interaction between faculty and participants.

  • Improving Quality of Cancer Care and Patient Safety for High-Value Oncology Practice (New in 2014)
    This limited-attendance seminar will center on value, safety, quality measurement, and quality improvement for oncology practices. Through didactic lectures and experiential learning activities, attendees will interact directly with experts and take on an active role in expanding their knowledge base and developing new skills. Participants will take home feasible strategies to evaluate their practice's policies, engage staff in identifying and addressing problems, and promote quality improvement for high-value cancer care.

  • Clinical Care in Oncology for the Advanced Practice Provider
    Cosponsored with the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology and the Oncology Nursing Society, this seminar is designed to meet the educational needs of advanced practice providers such as advanced practice nurses and physician assistants. Topics covered will include effective team-based care, improving productivity and value, and survivorship care. This seminar will provide continuing nursing education (CNE) credits in addition to the continuing medical education (CME) credits available from all pre-Annual Meeting seminars.

  • New Drugs in Oncology
    This seminar will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of both recently approved drugs and those on their way to approval. As more and more molecular targets are identified and novel therapeutic agents are approved, physicians and researchers alike must synthesize large quantities of information to stay up-to-date. In the first half of this seminar, speakers from the regulatory and academic arenas will discuss efficient trial designs and strategies to reduce the cost and time associated with drug development. The second half of the seminar will provide a consolidated, practical update on recently approved agents, including mechanisms of action, toxicity and side-effect management, and use in the clinic.

  • Genetics and Genomics for the Practicing Clinician
    This seminar will address cancer genetics and tumor genomics specifically for the clinician. Recognized experts in the field will review tumor and germline topics, new technologies, and the tests and tools available to oncologists. A multidisciplinary tumor board and case-based presentations highlighting clinical application issues will connect the seminar’s educational content to real-world scenarios, ensuring participants are able to apply what they learn to their practice.

These live activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Pre-Annual Meeting Seminar registration includes a boxed lunch on Thursday and continental breakfast on Friday. To register for a Pre-Annual Meeting Seminar, please visit the ASCO Annual Meeting Registration Site




On or Before April 23, 2014

Between April 24- May 16, 2014
Beginning May 17, 2014
Member* $100 $150 $175
Nonmember $200 $250 $275

*Member registration rates are available to ASCO members and, for the Seminars below, to individual members of the following cosponsoring organizations:

    • Clinical Care in Oncology for the Advanced Practice Provider Seminar - Association of Physician Assistants, Oncology Nursing Society