One week from today the ASCO Annual Meeting begins. I am once again honored to be an #ASCO22 Featured Voice along with so many amazing cancer health care providers/ researchers and advocates. If you will be following the meeting on Twitter, check out my Featured Voices list on Twitter at https://twitter.com/i/lists/1529598901950488577 .
Joining me this year as advocate voices are Lee Jones (@LeeJonesMBA), Ivy Belkins (@ivybelkins,) Patty Spears (@paspears88), Sanford Jeames (@JeamesSailor), and Shelley Nasso (@sfuldnasso).
I have started to prep for the meeting by using the paper program ASCO provided. Earlier this week I used the schedule on their website (https://conferences.asco.org/am/program) to plan my personalized meeting schedule.
From the program guide you can search by day, topic or session type. After signing in you may add sessions you want to attend to your agenda. This way you can go back and check out what you have scheduled and where you need to be.
So far my schedule includes
Social Justice and Equity: Why Older Adults With Cancer Belong
Uterine Sarcomas: How to Navigate an Ever-Growing List of Subtypes
Poster session: Symptoms and Survivorship
Poster session : Gynecologic Cancers
Poster Discussion session: Gynecologic Cancers
Education Session Addressing Challenges in Ovarian Cancer Managemen
Education Session Strategies to Advance equity in Clinical Trials
Oral Abstract Session - Gynecologic Cancers
Education session - Overcoming Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Genetic Testing
Education session - Novel Therapies in Gyn Cancer
Clinical Science Symposium Molecular -based Treatment for Endometrial Cancer
In addition to these sessions I am looking forward to a dialog session with the FDA's Oncology group, attending the Evidence Based Medicine Committee luncheon (as I complete my three-year term on the Committee), attending the ASCO President's reception, viewing the displays in the Exhibit Hall ( https://events.jspargo.com/asco22/Public/Exhibitors.aspx?ID=90502&sortMenu=102000 ), meeting with researchers I am working with on a number of projects and getting together with COSMO members as well as other advocates.
Did you know that ASCO has a special room just for patient advocates? The Advocate Lounge ( Room S402) gives advocates a place to network, grab a bite to eat, pick up educational material and because even wearing your most comfortable shoes McCormick Place is HUGE, you need a place to relax.
Are you attending #ASCO22 in person? I hope our paths cross so we can say Hello!
Every Day is a Blessing!
Here at navigation steps by ASCO https://conferences.asco.org/am/how-navigate-virtual-meeting