Enhance Your Annual Meeting Experience With Attendee Resources

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At the end of May, more than 25,000 oncology professionals from around the world will meet in Chicago for the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting. This year’s theme, “Illumination & Innovation: Transforming Data into Learning,” reflects the current state of oncology.

The accelerating volume and variety of cancer data challenges our capacity to assimilate and transform them into usable knowledge that impacts cancer care. Innovation—the imaginative and creative use of knowledge to transform how we improve the lives of patients in a sustainable and scalable manner—is the necessary companion to illumination. ASCO’s goal is not the accumulation of knowledge for its own sake, but rather the application of knowledge to patient care. With data as a shared resource, we can accelerate learning from one another and from our patients, sharing new insights and making faster strides against cancer.

Are you planning to join this global community? As you consider what to pack for your trip, keep in mind that you have a host of electronic resources at your fingertips that will help you plan and enhance your onsite experience.

The mobile-friendly Attendee Resource Center ( serves as a one-stop shop for ASCO’s entire suite of Annual Meeting apps, publications, and products. You can view, print, or download a variety of resources to help you get the most out of the Annual Meeting.

Know Before You Go

The Attendee Resource Center houses several tools to help you prepare.

  • Build your Meeting itinerary with the iPlanner, a scheduling tool that allows you to search by session, speaker, or abstract to narrow down sessions of interest. The iPlanner is available via desktop site and as a mobile app (available for Apple and Android devices). Conveniently, both versions automatically sync, so the itinerary you build on your computer will be available to you at the Meeting on your mobile device.
  • Browse and download abstracts from the Annual Meeting Proceedings Part I, available in several digital formats. This publication will be available for download after the May 13 abstract launch at 5:00 PM (EDT) as a PDF (with a by-track or full- download option) or as an ePub file (for iPads and Nooks).
  • Review articles written by Annual Meeting faculty in the ASCO Educational Book. This peer-reviewed publication highlights standards of care and offers insight into future therapeutic possibilities in oncology. Download the ASCO Educational Book as a PDF (with a by-track or full-download option), as an ePub file (for iPads and Nooks), or as a mobi file (for Kindles).

Stay In-the-Know During the Annual Meeting

The Attendee Resource Center also offers a host of resources that will streamline and enhance your Annual Meeting experience once you arrive in Chicago. Find shuttle schedules, easily locate exhibitors, complete evaluations, and request Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and Certificates of Attendance on the go. The ASCO Daily News is the official news source of the Annual Meeting, with issues produced Friday through Tuesday containing Expert Editorials and columns on topics of interest to the oncology community, helpful information for navigating the Meeting, program listings, and live coverage updates. You can pick up your daily copy of the ASCO Daily News throughout McCormick Place, and you can find additional content at

Continue Learning After You Leave

Onsite or online, you can rewatch favorite sessions or catch up on the ones you missed with the Virtual Meeting. The Virtual Meeting provides access to posters and presentations from your computer, smartphone, or tablet, and the companion iPad app, ASCO iMeeting, even allows you to save videos for offline viewing.

A New Way to Connect

Access the Message and Networking Center to search for registered attendees, send personal messages, and learn about networking opportunities available at the Meeting.

Access to these resources and more are available through the Attendee Resource Center at ■

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