Call for Annual Meeting Chair

MASCC is searching for an Annual Meeting Chair (AMC).  This exciting voluntary senior leadership position is your opportunity to network internationally and serve the greater cause of expanding supportive cancer care. The AMC has overall responsibility for working in cooperation with the Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) on all aspects of MASCC’s annual meeting organization.

For this role, MASCC asks that you bring your leadership, energy, and expertise to the table for a unique experience.  The AMC will be someone who has demonstrated strong support for MASCC over the years.  The term is for ideally two meetings - June 2022 in Toronto and June 2024, location to be determined. The time commitment varies depending on meeting deadlines and timing to the annual meeting and estimates an average of 4-10 hours a week.

Please send this completed application form and CV to Melissa Chin no later than May 12, 2020.
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Primary Responsibilities

The AMC is primarily responsible for the following in the 2022 (Toronto) and 2024 (destination TBD) Annual Meetings:

  • Coordinating (with the PCO) the full schedule of the Meeting including both scientific and social aspects
  • Conducting the Opening and Closing ceremonies with the President of MASCC
  • Selecting a suitable scientific program (in consultation with Local Organizing Committee) including review of abstracts, scheduling of abstracts, and proof-reading the final program scientific content
  • Selection of suitable plenary sessions (in consultation with Local Organizing Committee)
  • Working with the MASCC Office on all matters pertaining to the Annual Meeting
  • Working within a defined budget as set by MASCC and the PCO
  • Working with the PCO on all aspects of the social program including new members events, President’s/Gala Dinner and welcome reception
  • Assisting in enlisting sponsorship. The Manager of Sponsor Relationships and the PCO Sponsorship and Exhibition Specialist will also assist with enlisting sponsorship for each annual meeting
  • Promoting each annual meeting
  • As Annual Meeting Chair-Elect you will be invited to attend planning meetings for 2021 to understudy the process and decisions as you are available

Benefits include:

  • Understudy of the 2021 AMC with travel coverage in accordance to the MASCC Board Member Reimbursement and 2 nights of accommodation
  • Automatic appointment as a voting member of the MASCC Board of Directors during the time you are AMC
  • Travel coverage in accordance to the MASCC Board Member reimbursement which can be found here
  • An additional 2 nights of accommodations paid for to fulfill duties in the AMC role for the meetings in which you are AMC
  • A paid Meeting Administrator in consultation with the MASCC Executive Director of up to 16 hours per week

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to gain insights on the role from the current Annual Meeting Chair, please e-mail Andrew Davies.

Please send this completed application form and CV to Melissa Chin no later than May 12, 2020.