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  • Launch of special series scheduled for Jan 2005 – intended to maintain JCO’s lead in the field of molecular oncology as well as provide education through expert reviews

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  • ASCO’s International Outreach Programs Paula Rieger, RN, MSN, AOCN ® , FAAN Director, International Affairs ASCO
  • What is ASCO?
    • A multidisciplinary, volunteer-led organization
    • Authoritative resource for professionals, patients, media and the public
    • Provider of CME for oncology specialists
      • (Annual Meeting, JCO, etc.)
    • Provider of training for oncologists
    • Funder of cancer research
    • Shaper of Policy and Practice
  • ASCO Strategic Plan Goals 2004-2007
    • Cancer Care and Clinical Practice Management
    • Multidisciplinary Member Needs
    • Education
    • Research
    • Early Career Development
    • Cancer Prevention and Control
    • Authoritative Resource
    • Governance and Operations
  • ASCO Membership Categories 4% Active-Allied 4% Emeritus 100% Total Statistics as of July 2005 4% Affiliate 10% Associate 9% Active-Junior 69% Active
  • International Membership July 2005 – 23,000 + members
  • International members from different regions of the world As of July 2005
  • *New* International Corresponding
    • Available to physicians at the postgraduate level for whom the majority of their professional activity is related to oncology patient care and clinical research, and who reside in a developing nation or a nation with a low per-capita income included on the HINARI List . 
    • Those that reside in eligible countries and who meet these requirements have the option of applying for full Active membership or International Corresponding membership.
  • Benefits
    • Annual Dues of $50
    • Online access to ASCO publications including the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO)
    • Discounted pricing on ASCO hardcopy publications
    • Opportunity to submit and to sponsor one abstract for the Annual Meeting
    • Reduced Annual Meeting registration (by $150 from that of an Active member) as well as reduced registration fees for other ASCO-sponsored meetings
    • Advance housing and registration for the Annual Meeting
    • Access to the Members-Only area of ASCO.org
    Members in this new category may not hold office, vote, or serve on ASCO Committees.
  • June 2 – 6, 2006 Atlanta, Georgia 2006 ASCO Annual Meetings For additional information visit the Annual Meeting section of ASCO.org
  • Thematic Symposia: Winter 2006 San Francisco February 24-26, 2006 Chair: Eric Klien, MD San Francisco, California January 26-28, 2006 Chair: Joel Tepper, MD
  • Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology Workshop
  • EPEC-O Overview
    • A unique educational experience that provides cancer care professionals with the ability to train others in providing the best palliative and end-of-life care
    • 2 ½ day Train-the-Trainer workshop
    • Designed for physicians working in community or hospital settings, training program directors, oncology nurses, and oncology social workers
    • Limited to 100 attendees
    For more information visit the Workshop and Symposia section ASCO.org
  • Educational Publications
    • Curricula
    • Self-Assessment Tools: Oncology MKSAP
  • 2005 Launch Of Expanded JCO
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
    • Available on line during the conference
    • Public access to articles published between 1999 through 2004 (one year following publication date)
  • ASCO Family of Websites ASCOFOUNDATION.org JCO.org ASCO.org PLWC.org
  • People Living With Cancer www.plwc.org
    • For the Patient
    • Patient Oriented Information
    • Over 50 cancer sites
    • Written by Leading Oncologists
    • Selected sections translated into Spanish
    Medical Illustration - Kidney
  • International Affairs Department International Affairs Committee 2005-2006: Chair: Jamie de la Garza, MD (Mexico) Chair-Elect: Eduardo Cazap, MD (Argentina) Past Chair: Maurizio Tonato, MD (Italy)
  • ASCO Annual Meeting Attendees
  • International Services at the Annual Meeting
    • Assistance Desk
    • Online Meeting guide
    • Visa and entry information
    • World Oncology Leaders Reception
    • World Leaders Forum
    • Organizational meetings
    • Joint Symposia
      • 2005 ESMO/ASCO
      • 2006 FECS/ASCO
  • Career Development: International
    • Grants to attend annual meeting
    • UICC Fellowships
    • Educational Courses- Research
    • Educational Courses – Continuing Development
  • International Development and Education Award (IDEA) Formerly known as the International Travel Grants
    • Purpose
    • Provides support for oncologists in developing countries through continuing medical education, career development, and mentorship
    • 2006 grants will provide
    • Travel, accommodations and meals for
    • 15 recipients to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting
    • Complimentary Meeting registration
    • Tickets to ticketed sessions
  • Additional IDEA benefits
    • Recipients receive three-years of complimentary membership to ASCO, which includes the Journal of Clinical Oncology
    • Comprehensive team mentorship program
    • Extended Tour Award Program provides funds for a grant recipient to visit his or her mentor’s institution prior to or following the Annual Meeting city
    • During the ASCO Annual Meeting recipients will participate as faculty for a panel discussion on “Cancer in the Developing World”
  • ASCO Sponsors 10 scholarships with the UICC for the International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships (ICRETT) ICRETT
  • ASCO develops partnerships with International Oncology Societies to promote the education of oncologists throughout the world
  • Criteria for Partnership
    • Organizations that are international in scope
    • Organizations that are regional in scope
    • Organizations that are national in scope, but have the following:
      • A significant number of ASCO members within them
      • No strong regional organization in that part of the world
    • Organizations that have a mission complementary to ASCO's and initiatives that ASCO is promoting
    • Organizations that are multidisciplinary
  • Relationships with International Societies
    • Organizational meetings
    • Joint symposia
      • ESMO and ECCO meetings in Europe
      • Japan Society of Clinical Oncology
      • Japanese Society of Medical Oncology
    • Endorsement of Conferences
      • Chinese Anti Cancer Association
      • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
      • 9 th ICML – Lugano June 2005
    • Keynote Lectures
      • SIOP meeting September 2005
  • ESMO/ASCO Recommendations for Global Core Curriculum in Medical Oncology
    • Joint project between European Society for Medical Oncology and American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • Multidisciplinary approach to cancer management mandates formal training guidelines for major specialties
    • Sets recommended global standards for training in medical oncology and outlines curriculum for competencies
    • Defines requirements for program leader, faculty, and educational program
  • International Educational Courses: Research
    • FECS/AACR/ASCO Joint Workshop: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research
    • Australia and Asia Pacific Clinical Oncology Research Development Workshop 2004
      • 80 applications received for 50 slots
      • 50% from outside of Australia/New Zealand
  • Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (FLIMS) Primary target audience is physicians in Europe
  • Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    • Joint initiative of International Affairs and Cancer Education Committees
    • Goals
      • Teach the multidisciplinary management of cancer in developing nations
      • Promote the use of clinical trials as a means to improve cancer care
  • 2005-2006 Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Courses
    • March 30-31, 2006
    • Santiago, Chile
    December 3-4, 2005 Sao Paulo, Brazil February 17-18, 2006 Panama City, Panama
  • Advanced Cancer Courses
    • Target experienced oncologists who seek advanced training
    • Involves use of existing ASCO educational publications, such as the ASCO Curriculum Series (e.g., genetics, geriatrics, Best of ASCO)
    • Provides opportunity to partner with international oncology organizations
  • 2005 Advanced Cancer Courses
    • November 14-15, 2005
    • Doctor-Patient Communication Skills Workshop
    • Brisbane, Australia
    • In partnership with the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia
    • October 19, 2005
    • Molecular Biology
    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • In partnership with the Brazilian Society of Medical Oncology & the Federation of Latin American Cancer Societies
  • Thank you