Enhance Your Annual Meeting Experience With Attendee Resources
Next month, more than 30,000 oncology professionals will gather in -Chicago for the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting. This year’s theme, “Making a Difference in Cancer Care WITH YOU,” speaks to driving advances in cancer care and treatment through teamwork among clinicians, researchers, educators, and everyone who impacts the lives of people with the disease.
Are you planning to join this global community to discuss state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field? 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 your meeting and enhance your on-site experience.
New This Year
The iPlanner (iplanner.asco.org) caters to your personal preferences and interests by allowing you to request recommended sessions to attend during the Annual Meeting.
Here’s how it works: Upon logging in to the iPlanner, attendees are offered the opportunity to complete an optional short survey. ASCO will use your survey responses to recommend sessions to attend at the Annual Meeting. From the personalized list of recommendations, you can add sessions you’d like to attend to your schedule.
The Attendee Resource Center (am.asco.org/arc) serves as a one-stop shop for ASCO’s entire suite of Annual Meeting apps, publications, and products. There, 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 for your meeting experience.
- Build your personalized 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 for Apple and Android devices and syncs between both platforms, so the schedule you build on your computer will be available to you on your phone at the meeting.
- New this year, the Session Recommender app will suggest sessions based on your professional role, oncology specialty, and personal interests. Simply complete a short survey and review your personalized session recommendations. This recommended schedule syncs automatically with the web and mobile versions of the iPlanner.
- Browse and download abstracts being presented at this year’s meeting. Abstracts will be released on May 17 at 5 PM (EDT) and can be downloaded in multiple file formats.
- Review articles written by Annual Meeting faculty in the ASCO Educational Book. This peer-reviewed and PubMed-indexed publication highlights standards of care and offers insight into future therapeutic possibilities in oncology. Current and past volumes of the ASCO Educational Book are available to view for free on asco.org/edbook.
Stay In-the-Know During the Annual Meeting
The iPlanner and Attendee Resource Center also offer a host of resources that will streamline and enhance your Annual Meeting experience once you arrive in Chicago. Once logged in, you can:
- View personalized ASCO Daily News stories from the meeting
- Check shuttle schedules based on your hotel
- Request Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits
- Access the 2017 ASCO Educational Book
- Review the exhibitor list
- Provide session feedback
The ASCO Daily News is the official news source of the Annual Meeting, with print issues produced Friday through Monday, 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 copy of the ASCO Daily News throughout McCormick Place, and you can find additional online-only content at am.asco.org/dn.
Continue Learning After You Leave
On site or online, you can rewatch favorite sessions or catch up on the ones you missed via the Meeting Library, which houses 2017 Annual Meeting videos and slides. Access to these resources and more are available through the Attendee Resource Center at am.asco.org/arc. ■
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