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I am excited about the entire Breakthrough program, including a session I am leading on the impact of social media and telehealth on cancer care.
To help you get the most out of #ASCO19, I'm sharing a vlog on networking (it's not as scary as you think!) and strategies for organizing your schedule and maximizing your face time with the people you want to meet.
"As women in oncology, we have so many common stories and so much to learn from one another," writes Dr. Jane Lowe Meisel.
"When you come away from Breakthrough, you’ll have a different way of thinking than you had before," writes Dr. Peter P. Yu.
Breakthrough will bring together unique experts in the field, including innovators, scientists, and technology specialists, all to discuss better solutions for cancer care, writes ASCO president-elect Dr. Howard A. "Skip" Burris.
If we are to achieve a world without the fear of cancer, we must combine forces and work together as never before to learn from every patient’s experience to benefit those who come afterward. 
Put everything in your calendar, wear comfortable shoes, and a pro tip on the Starbucks line: Dr. Narjust Duma offers practical advice for oncology trainees headed to the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Breakthrough Co-Host Committee chair Dr. Peter P. Yu invites you to a groundbreaking meeting of "firsts."  
The Beirut Breast Cancer Conference is a modern multidisciplinary specialty oncology regional meeting that provides excellent onsite dissemination of knowledge and research.
On behalf of the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee, Dr. Suzanne George invites you to submit an abstract by February 12 to the ASCO Annual Meeting, which offers more than 2,000 presentation opportunities.
Attending the ASCO Annual Meeting was a great reminder of the importance of our social media-based networking; each time I “met” a HOWPG member for the first time, it felt like meeting a close old friend.
The 2018 ESMO Congress showcased the current state of quality of life and patient-reported outcomes, and emphasized how they can be further applied throughout the cancer care continuum. 
As an academic physician, Dr. Krisha Howell attends conferences for professional growth and networking; as a parent, one of her gating considerations is the availability of childcare. 
The 13th Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting was a great success. Is there a BOA in your area? If not, I encourage you to learn more about organizing one.
Cancer.Net editor in chief Dr. Lidia Schapira explains that it is essential to invest resources and time in making sure patients have access to the information they need at every stage of their treatment and well into survivorship.
Dr. Jaime G. de la Garza-Salazar shares the story of how one of the first international Best of ASCO Meetings came to be.
The ASCO Annual Meeting is over, and now we return to our routines—in our clinics and hospitals, offices and operating rooms, labs and libraries, classrooms and conference rooms. I hope these stories will continue to fuel your inspiration and remind you why you chose the work you do.

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