May 05, 2021
2021 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
- Scheduled broadcasts: These sessions are first available on June 4-8 at the time specified in the program, allowing you to watch and simultaneously chat with other meeting attendees, and participate in live Q&A with the speakers.
- On-demand videos: These sessions will be available anytime for you to watch at your convenience beginning on Friday, June 4, at 9 AM (ET).
Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, will also be joining Opening Session as a guest speaker. Dr. Boyd is a pediatrician, public health advocate, and scholar who writes and teaches on the relationship between structural racism, inequity, and health. She has a particular focus on the child and public health impacts of harmful policing practices and policies. Dr. Boyd serves as the chief medical officer of San Diego 211 and the director of equity and justice for The California Children’s Trust.
Opening Session participants will also hear from Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD. Dr. Sharpless is the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Prior to his appointment, Dr. Sharpless served as the director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina (UNC), a position he held since 2014. Dr. Sharpless will reflect on the progress in cancer care in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act.
- Novel Initiatives to Address Disparities in Cancer
- Artificial Intelligence: Optimizing Cancer Care Using Imaging and Pathology
- Virally Induced Cancers: Epidemiology and Biomarker-Guided Care
In addition, 10 Clinical Science Symposia have been planned in specific disease sites. View the most up-to-date date program information for 2021 Clinical Science Symposia as the meeting approaches.
- FDA Approvals and Their Incorporation Into Clinical Practice
- Equality in Care for All Women: Addressing Disparities in Gynecologic Malignancies
- So Your Patient With Kidney or Bladder Cancer Responded to Immunotherapy: What’s Next?
- Checkpoint Inhibitor–Based Therapies: New Immuno-Oncology Targets and Resistance Mechanisms
- How to Treat High-Risk Myeloma at Diagnosis and Relapse
- Expanding the Druggable Universe
- Social Determinants, Not Biology: Time to Reappraise Genetics-Based Theories of Racial/Ethnic Cancer Outcome Disparities
- Current Issues With CAR T-Cells for Hematologic Malignancies
- A Case-Based Approach to Understanding Complex Genetic Information in an Evolving Landscape
- Can You Hear Me Now: Barriers and Facilitators to Telemedicine
- Team Players: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Oligometastatic Breast Cancer
- Oligometastases in Prostate Cancer: How to Rationally Incorporate Metastasis-Directed Therapy Into Your Practice
- Navigating the Maze of Systemic Therapies for Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: So Many Options, What to Do?
- Making Heads or Tails Out of Checkpoint Inhibitor Combination Therapy for First-Line Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
- BRAF, MET, H-RAS, PD-1, and Other Targets You Do Not Want to Miss in Head and Neck Cancers
- “Check Your Assumptions at the Door” by Jacqueline D. Smith
- “Surviving vs. Thriving: The Cost of Comprehensive Cancer Care” by Christian Miller
- “My White Coat Doesn’t Fit” by Narjust Duma, MD
- “Aiming for Equity in Precision Medicine” by Hala Borno, MD
- “Becoming Equalizers” by Aakash Desai, MBBS, MPH
- ASCO/European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Joint Session: Pancreatic Cancer—Challenges and Future Directions
- ASCO/American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Joint Session: HER-2/Neu Alterations—Using Biology to Drive Therapeutic Options in Cancers of the Breast, Gut, and Beyond
ENHANCE YOUR ONLINE EXPERIENCE
- Treatment Conundrums in the Global Setting: The Critical Contribution of Molecular Testing to Cost-Effective Targeted Therapies
- Globalizing Cancer Care: Opportunities and Challenges
- Improving Oncology-Pathology Collaboration in Resource-Limited Settings: An ASCO/CAP Initiative in Honduras as a Model for Other Countries
- Low Cost, High Value: Key Supportive Care Skills to Improve the Lives of Patients With Cancer Across the Globe
- New Program Guide: Serves as the attendee navigational tool for the meeting.
- Enhanced Session Viewing Interaction: Live and on-demand note taking, downloadable abstracts and slides for all presentations in a single session, and live tracking of presenter details during a session.
- Meeting Dashboard: Track and organize saved sessions for later reference.
- Enhanced Posters: Authors can record audio/video presentations to accompany their posters.
- Engage in Panels: Participate in live Case-Based Panel Sessions by submitting questions and take part in live polling.
- Live Q&A: Participate in live Q&A with speakers and presenters in every scheduled broadcast session. Vote up the questions you want to hear answered.
- Find a Colleague: Connect and collaborate with oncology professionals from around the world using the Find a Colleague directory, available before, during, and after the meeting.
- Exhibits: Visit the online exhibits to connect with industry leaders, learn about the latest drug developments, and discover advanced technology.
More Meeting Features and Career Development
- Continuing Education: Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians, ANCC credit for nurses, and ACPE credit for pharmacists, and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points from the ABIM, ABP, and ABR.
- Career Center: View the ASCO Career Center and browse open positions by location, category, or position title or search by keyword.
- ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program: 8,887 Twitter users sent 45,061 tweets using the #ASCO20 hashtag, with approximately 627 tweets an hour.
- ASCO20 Virtual Education Program: 1,619 Twitter users sent 8,554 tweets using the #ASCO20 hashtag, with approximately 119 tweets an hour.
Follow along on Twitter and Instagram and share your own meeting experience using the hashtag #ASCO21. You can also follow ASCO’s Featured Voices, ASCO volunteers who have committed to leading a robust conversation throughout the meeting on Twitter and Instagram. The list of Featured Voices will be announced later this month.
Are You Ready for #ASCO21?
- Look over preliminary Annual Meeting materials.
- Once you’ve registered, use the Find a Colleague directory to find others who have registered and send them a private direct message.
- May 14: Exhibits open. Explore and connect with online exhibitors.
- May 19 at 5 PM ET: View the 2021 abstracts.
- If you haven’t already, set up your account on Twitter and Instagram and download their apps. Find us on Twitter and on Instagram; share your thoughts with the hashtag #ASCO21 on both platforms.
- Test your login, test your login, test your login! Make sure you are ready to access sessions by testing your login before the meeting begins.
- Download or print the meeting materials you need.
- Read ASCO Daily News online for session preview articles and insights from renowned experts in the field.
- Check out the 2021 ASCO Educational Book. This PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed resource features articles written by Education Program faculty.
- Read ASCO Daily News for session coverage and more.
- Claim Continuing Education credits and rate sessions.
- Engage in Live Q&A with faculty during sessions.
- Participate in the #ASCOiSpy scavenger hunt on Twitter.
- Explore the online Exhibits and participate in an Industry Expert Theater.
- New this year! Search the Pharmaceutical Pipelines and Clinical Trials Directories for current information on pharmaceuticals in development and ongoing clinical trials.
- Refresh your brain and stretch your muscles with a “Coffee Break” video, found on the Exhibits site.
- Watch on-demand videos of sessions you missed or want to review again.
- Share what you learned with your colleagues and patients.
- Access Meeting Videos and Slides, an online library of abstracts, slides, posters, and recorded presentations from most sessions. Use them to make your own presentations, review sessions you enjoyed, or catch up on sessions you missed. Access is included in your meeting registration.
- Submit your Meeting Feedback Form. Tell us how we can make the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting even more valuable for you.
- Exhibits are open until July 6: Go back and make contact with those you missed during the meeting days.