New in 2018: ASCO Annual Meeting Workshops offer interactive, didactic teaching to attendees on select topics. Attendees will participate in hands-on experiences, working in small groups to learn practical, take-home skills and tools to implement in their practices. Workshops are scheduled for Friday, June 1, and are limited in size. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four workshops will take place at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting on the following topics

  • Talking with Patients About Risk and Uncertainty, Friday, June 1, 2018: 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    • This workshop will focus on helping physicians talk with patients about risk and uncertainty in the context of genomic test results. Attendees will learn specific strategies for explaining risk and uncertainty to patients, partly by having participants identify their own tolerances to risk and uncertainty and recognize how these may influence the way they convey information to patients. The program will include videos of doctors speaking with patients about risk and simulated patient/physician group exercises.
  • Genomics for Oncologists 101, Friday, June 1, 2018: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The goal of this workshop is to help oncology health care providers learn real-world skills related to genomic testing.  Using a case-based, interactive, small-group approach, faculty will assist participants in acquiring an understanding of introductory principles related to genomic assays, interpretation of results and application to patient care. The workshop will also include practical hands-on instruction with the use of online genomics tools. As such, if available, participants should bring a tablet or laptop (preferred).
  • Grant Writing, Friday, June 1, 2018: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • In this three-part workshop, participants will first hear several 15-minute talks on a variety of topics including grant writing pearls, how to work with a statistician, how to choose a mentor, and what to do when your application is rejected. During the second phase, participants will observe a mock grant selection review similar in methodology to the National Institutes of Health and research foundation awards. The third portion of the workshop will be a small-group, roundtable discussion with experienced grant writers where participants can move between tables
  • Developing a Survivorship Clinic, Friday, June 1, 2018: 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM
    • This practical program on how to develop a survivorship clinic.  The workshop will be divided into two halves: participants will learn specifics about how to establish a survivorship program at both the community oncology setting and at an academic setting. The second portion of the workshop will introduce participants to a novel approach developed at the University of Toronto, the BETTER approach, that integrates survivorship care with general preventive care. 

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