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January 2013 Spotlight on Education: Meetings

18 Dec 2012 5:17 PM

2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Celebrating Ten Years
January 24-26, 2013; San Francisco, California;

2013 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

A Transformative Multidisciplinary Approach
February 14-16, 2013; Orlando, Florida;

Daily News to Feature Online Live Coverage at GI and GU Symposia

Onsite coverage will be posted throughout each day of the Gastrointestinal Cancers and Genitourinary Cancers Symposia along with exclusive Virtual Meeting clips, Twitter feeds, and exclusive video interviews with faculty. Visit and for more information.

2013 ASCO Annual Meeting

May 31–June 4, 2013; Chicago, Illinois;
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 5, 2013, 11:59 PM (EST); visit
Access preliminary program information at

Core Session MOC Self-Assessment Activity

New this year, the Annual Meeting Core Session Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Self-Assessment activity is designed for Annual Meeting attendees who want to refresh their knowledge, update their skills, or simply prepare for their board certification or MOC examination. Registration includes access to an online pre-examination intended to highlight areas of educational need, a list of suggested Core Sessions to attend to fill knowledge gaps, and an online post-examination. After successful completion of the post-examination, participants will be eligible to claim 10 MOC points in Self-Assessment of Medical Knowledge.

Pre-Annual Meeting Seminars

ASCO is offering four in-depth educational opportunities dedicated to topics of interest in the oncology community, including:
  • New Drugs in Oncology
  • Clinical Care in Oncology for the Advanced Practice Provider
  • Designs in Contemporary Early-Phase Clinical Trials
  • Genetics and Genomics for Clinicians

These one-day seminars are not part of the official ASCO Annual Meeting program, but will be held onsite at McCormick Place. Attendees can register for the seminars as part of their Annual Meeting registration by visiting

Save the Date: 2013 Best of ASCO®

2013 Best of ASCO domestic meetings will be held in three locations; visit for details.

Best of ASCO Chicago

August 9-10, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

Best of ASCO Los Angeles

August 16-17, 2013
Los Angeles, California

Best of ASCO Boston

August 23-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

Upcoming International Meetings

Clinical Research Workshop

Methods in Cancer Research Workshop
February 9-13, 2013; Saudi Arabia; King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center

International Clinical Trials Workshop

June 12-13, 2013; Opatia, Croatia; Croatian Oncology Society
June 14-16, 2013; St. Petersburg, Russia; RUSSCO

Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course

January 21-24, 2013; Eldoret, Kenya; AMPATH

Palliative Care Workshop

February 10-13, 2013; Muscat, Oman; MECC
February 14-16, 2013; Mexico City, Mexico; National Cancer Institute (INCAN)

Visit for details.

Follow Meetings on Twitter

  • Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium—#GI13
  • Genitourinary Cancers Symposium—#GU13
  • ASCO Annual Meeting—#ASCO13

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