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ASCO Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium

November 16, 2018 - November 17, 2018

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium

The Symposium program will provide educational and networking opportunities for all health care professionals from research regarding symptom management, to the integration of palliative and supportive care across various types of cancer care settings. Several sessions will address emerging topics in the field, such as immunotherapy and challenges in prescribing opioids, which demonstrate mindfulness of the whole patient experience and allows the audience to remain informed in the rapidly-changing cancer care community. Oral abstract presentations and poster sessions on both days will round out the meeting by providing attendees with the latest laboratory research and its potential impact on clinical care.

The 2018 Symposium will also feature opportunities for networking through programs such as the Trainee and Early-Career Luncheon and faculty-led Poster Walks. A lunchtime networking roundtable session provides an opportunity for attendees to network with colleagues across specialties, as well as with faculty and other experts in the field in an interactive setting. In addition, the Symposium will reprise one of the most popular programs at the Symposium—the Death Cafe—a forum that began in Europe and allows people to engage in open, informal discussion about an often difficult-to-discuss topic: the end of life. Due to the popularity of these programs, some networking events will allow seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

For a detailed look, including times, session titles, and faculty, view the Program.

Hotel Reservation and Early Registration Rate Deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 11:59 PM (EDT)

Online registration and hotel reservations are processed securely and confirmed immediately by email. Be sure to print and save your email confirmation for your records. Registrations and hotel reservations cannot be accepted by telephone, mail, or fax.

All Symposium sessions will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Room blocks have been reserved for Symposium attendees at the hotel. Staying at the hotel provides easy access to meeting rooms, exhibits, and networking opportunities. Please make your reservation early to secure the most convenient hotel accommodations.

Abstract Submission Key Dates

July 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT – Abstract submission deadline

September 2018 – Abstract notifications sent to First Authors

September 2018- Abstract titles available on Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium website

October 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT – Abstract withdrawal deadline (withdrawal requests must be emailed by first authors only)

November 13, 2018 – Abstracts are released on Meeting Library at 5:00 PM (EST)

For more information, click HERE. 


November 16, 2018
November 17, 2018


Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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