Events and Educational Opportunities

The ASCO Annual Meeting is a forum for cutting edge scientific and educational developments in oncology. It is a platform for the release of thousands of scientific abstracts – highly anticipated research news for many people, including patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general public. 

The 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting will take place June 3-7, 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. 

Opportunities for Patient Advocates

Patient advocates may register to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting at a reduced rate. This reduced registration category is reserved exclusively for patient advocates and is not intended for medical professionals. Patient Advocates who are active members of ASCO will automatically receive the patient advocate discount when using the registration website. Those interested in registering, and not currently patient advocate members of ASCO, will need to submit a CV, bio-sketch, or resume to

Individuals interested in registering under this category either work or volunteer for national or international not-for-profit patient advocacy organizations that:

  • Demonstrate a charitable mission

  • Engage in patient advocacy activities

  • Provide programs, services, information, and/or support for people affected by cancer

  • Have a nonprofessional membership

  • Do not offer continuing medical education (CME) or scientific programs for professionals

Visit Patient Advocate Programs at the ASCO Annual Meeting to learn more.

GRASP Advocate/Scientist Poster Walkthroughs at the ASCO Annual Meeting

ASCO is pleased to collaborate with Guiding Researchers and Advocates to Scientific Partnerships (GRASP) for the third consecutive year on Advocate/Scientist Poster Walkthroughs at the ASCO Annual Meeting.

GRASP is a patient-led program that recognizes each participant as an expert in their own right: oncologists are experts in treating patients with cancer, researchers are experts in studying cancer, and patients are experts in living with cancer. Patient involvement is instrumental in driving better research and making faster progress to end cancer. GRASP Poster Walkthroughs will take place in-person as well as online, on June 9 and 10. If you are interested participating, contact or join the GRASP Network to receive an email when registration opens.