More Than Just News: ASCO Daily News Now Features Newly Released Abstracts, Enhanced Program Information
There is an increasing need for information to be available instantly in both digital and print formats and in varying levels of complexity, ranging from at-a-glance facts to in-depth discussions.
To accomplish this, ASCO Daily News now provides readers with the full spectrum of program information—expert discussions of high-level themes, session coverage, enhanced program information, and now the Late-Breaking, Clinical Review, and Plenary (or Newly Released) abstracts, all in a new, easy to navigate design.
“The inclusion of the Newly Released abstracts in ASCO Daily News, Section D, allows Meeting attendees to find key science quickly and to view these abstracts in the context of each day’s program,” said ASCO CEO Allen S. Lichter, MD. “Attendees can make any last-minute adjustments to their daily schedules as they flip through the paper, or browse the content using their favorite handheld device while on the way to the first session.”
Beginning with this Preview edition, ASCO Daily News provides information vital to the attendee experience. Prominent ASCO volunteers discuss noteworthy sessions and overall scientific themes, as well as provide insight on how cancer care specialists can innovate their thinking to address important but nonobvious questions facing researchers today.
These questions—the National Cancer Institute’s 24 Provocative Questions—address research priorities in a way that will lead to more collaborative research. Session coverage specifically related to the Provocative Questions will feature an “NCI PQ” icon containg the question numbers to which the article relates, as well as the URL to access the full list of questions and a comprehensive guide of associated sessions.
The Preview Edition also houses most of the logistical information for attendees, including descriptions of planning tools available to attendees in print and electronic formats, shuttle schedules, and onsite resources. It also features a guide to food locations throughout Mc- Cormick Place and information about the Oncology Professionals Hall.
Section by Section
Tomorrow’s issue of ASCO Daily News kicks off live Meeting coverage of today’s sessions, including the new Pre-Annual Meeting Seminars (requiring separate registration). Each day’s paper (with the exception of Tuesday) will include four sections that highlight the following information:
■ Section A: Live coverage of the previous day’s presentations
■ Section B: Special Award winner profiles, Expert Editorials, and Education Session overviews
■ Section C: Expert Editorials with an international focus, ASCO products and resources, Conquer Cancer Foundation initiatives, and a full listing of exhibitors
■ Section D: NEW—Each day’s Late- Breaking and Clinical Review abstracts (Sunday’s issue also will feature Plenary abstracts), an at-a-glance grid of sessions by track, and a chronologic listing of the daily program, with enhanced descriptions for select sessions.
The new design of ASCO Daily News is meant to eliminate confusion regarding the various sections, to improve navigability by providing more at-a-glance information, and to enhance the overall reading experience through increased use of graphics and more readable fonts.
Daily News Online
For those readers who prefer an online experience, the ASCO Daily News website features improved navigation and more multimedia options, including video highlights of select sessions. Users will fi nd more (and sometimes earlier) session coverage online than in the print version.
The Newly Released Abstracts housed in Section D will be released each day at 12:01 AM EDT on ASCO.org (abstracts.asco.org). Each day’s Section D will also be posted in its entirety on the ASCO Daily News homepage (chicago2012.asco.org/dn) to allow readers to flip through the abstracts in the context of each day’s program.
During and after the Meeting, go online to discuss the science covered in ASCO Daily News in the ASCO Daily News Forum on ASCOconnection.org, the Society’s professional networking site. ASCO members can comment on articles by signing in with an ASCO.org username and password. If you’re not a member, you can sign up for a guest account to participate in the discussion.
In addition, ASCO members and Annual Meeting attendees will receive the Daily News eDigest, an email that provides a quick recap of the previous day’s news and Highlights of the Day sessions, previews of upcoming sessions, and Virtual Meeting clips of key sessions.
Be sure to pick up a copy of ASCO Daily News—available in English or Japanese— or log on each day to enhance your experience at the ASCO Annual Meeting.