What's New in 2012
Returning and first-time attendees were treated to a number of new events and an enhanced experience at this year's ASCO Annual Meeting. New features at the Meeting included:
- Three pre-Annual Meeting seminars dedicated to the topics of clinical trials, new drugs, and oncology care targeted toward the advanced practice provider.
- Core Education Sessions in most tracks highlighting the latest updates in science and clinical practice in that field.
- On Sunday, attendees could choose where to join their colleagues and watch and listen to the Plenary Session. Attendees can either attend the Plenary Session in the North Building, Hall B1 or watch the live Plenary Session simulcast in the East Building, Hall D1 to hear the most anticipated science of the Meeting.
- In 2011 the National Cancer Institute (NCI) assembled a list of 24 provocative questions about cancer in an effort to identify and address perplexing problems in cancer care and research. Many of the educational sessions at the 2012 Annual Meeting highlighted selected questions posed by the NCI.
- Located in the Oncology Professionals Hall at Booth #6095, ASCO’s first-ever Industry Expert Theater hosted hour-long presentations from industry leaders sharing the latest in oncology practices, products, services and technologies. ASCO provides refreshments and lunch to Theater attendees while you learn from industry leaders. Presentations are not certified for Continuing Medical Education credit.
- Connect with colleagues and make new professional contacts at the Networking Cafes, conveniently located throughout McCormick Place for attendees to meet and discuss the exciting science and education at the Annual Meeting. While there, take advantage of the power strips and charge your portable electronic devices.
- The inclusion of Mobile Meeting with Virtual Meeting. This enhanced product was included with the registration fee. Virtual Meeting allowed attendees to access all captured Annual Meeting sessions on a number of different devices, including their personal computer and select mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Android.