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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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    1. 1. ASCO’s International Outreach Programs Paula Rieger, RN, MSN, AOCN® , FAAN Director, International Affairs ASCO
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. ASCO Membership Categories Active 69% Active-Junior 9% Associate 10% Active-Allied 4% Affiliate 4% Emeritus 4% Total 100% Statistics as of July 2005
    5. 5. International Membership Domestic 73% International 27% July 2005 – 23,000+ members
    6. 6. International members from different regions of the world Middle East 11% Latin America 8% North America (Canada & Mexico) 14% Oceania 5% Africa 1% Europe 41% Asia 20% As of July 2005
    7. 7. *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.
    8. 8. 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 Members in this new category may not hold office, vote, or serve on ASCO Committees.
    9. 9. June 2 – 6, 2006 Atlanta, Georgia 2006 ASCO Annual Meetings For additional information visit the Annual Meeting section of
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology Workshop
    12. 12. 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
    13. 13. Educational Publications Curricula Self-Assessment Tools: Oncology MKSAP
    14. 14. 2005 Launch Of Expanded JCO
    15. 15. Journal of Clinical Oncology Available on line during the conference Public access to articles published between 1999 through 2004 (one year following publication date)
    16. 16. ASCO Family of Websites
    17. 17. People Living With Cancer www.plwc.orgFor the Patient Patient Oriented Information Over 50 cancer sites Written by Leading Oncologists Selected sections translated into Spanish Medical Illustration - Kidney
    18. 18. International Affairs Department M e m b e r N e e d s A S C O F o u n d a t i o n I D E A I n t e r S o c i e t y R e l a t i o n s C o m m i t t e e A d v i s o r y G r o u p M u lt i d i s c i p l i n a r y C a n c e r M a n a g e m e n t C o u r s e A d v a n c e d C a n c e r C o u r s e s I n t e r n a t i o n a l E d u c a t i o n a l C o u r s e s J o i n t S y m p o s i a O u t r e a c h A c t i v i t i e s I n t e r n a t i o n a l A f f a i r s International Affairs Committee 2005-2006: Chair: Jamie de la Garza, MD (Mexico) Chair-Elect: Eduardo Cazap, MD (Argentina) Past Chair: Maurizio Tonato, MD (Italy)
    19. 19. ASCO Annual Meeting Attendees 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 18000 20000 22000 24000 26000 2002 2003 2004 2005 YearsTotal Professional Attendees International Professional Attendees
    20. 20. 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
    21. 21. Career Development: International  Grants to attend annual meeting  UICC Fellowships  Educational Courses- Research  Educational Courses – Continuing Development
    22. 22. 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
    23. 23. 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”
    24. 24. ASCO Sponsors 10 scholarships with the UICC for the International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships (ICRETT) ICRETT
    25. 25. ASCO develops partnerships with International Oncology Societies to promote the education of oncologists throughout the world
    26. 26. 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
    27. 27. 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  9th ICML – Lugano June 2005 Keynote Lectures  SIOP meeting September 2005
    28. 28. 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
    29. 29. 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
    30. 30. Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (FLIMS) Primary target audience is physicians in Europe
    31. 31. 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
    32. 32. 2005-2006 Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Courses December 3-4, 2005 Sao Paulo, Brazil February 17-18, 2006 Panama City, Panama March 30-31, 2006 Santiago, Chile
    33. 33. 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
    34. 34. 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
    35. 35. Thank you