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Earn CME-CPD Credits at MASCC/ISOO 2019

The 2019 MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting has been approved for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and up to 18 Contact Hours by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Social Media Help Wanted!

MASCC is seeking members with social media know-how to help Annual Meeting attendees set up accounts and learn how to use social media platforms to share supportive care knowledge and ideas.

Annual Meeting Joint Sessions

This year’s Annual Meeting will feature five joint sessions involving seven national and international supportive care organizations in addition to MASCC.

Annual Meeting Expert Sessions

This year’s MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting will feature three Meet-the-Expert sessions: (1) Writing for Supportive Care in Cancer,  (2) Using Social Media, and (3) Developing a MASCC Guideline.

Palliative Care Subgroup on Cancer Pain

A new Subgroup on Cancer Pain has been established under the aegis of the Palliative Care Study Group and is led by Mellar Davis, MD (Chair), and Akhila Reddy, MD (Vice-Chair).

New Study Group Subgroups: Cancer Pain and Immuno-Oncology

MASCC’s Executive Committee has recently approved the formation of two new special-topic subgroups within existing Study Groups — a Palliative Care Subgroup on Cancer Pain and a Subgroup on Immuno-Oncology within the Neutropenia, Infection, and Myelosuppression Study Group.

Dorothy Keefe Named CEO of Cancer Australia

Dorothy Keefe, PSM, MBBS, MSc, MD, FRACP, FRCP, a MASCC Past President and recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award, has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Australia.

MASCC Society News March 2019

In the March 2019 issue, MASCC President Raj Lalla shares exciting news about a new partnership agreement for MASCC. In this issue, we announce a formal policy and application process for Best of MASCC Meetings. We also have a preview of the Workshops to be offered at our 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, a profile of the Nutrition and Cachexia Study Group, and news about recent cachexia research. We extend a warm welcome to all the new members who joined us in January.

Research Highlight: Cachexia

Several MASCC members contributed to the January 2019 issue of the Annals of Palliative Medicine, which was devoted to the subject of cancer cachexia and includes such topics as cancer cachexia definition, diagnostic criteria, therapies, criteria for treatment response, and quality of life.

Nutrition and Cachexia Study Group Profile

MASCC’s Nutrition and Cachexia Study Group, led by Elizabeth (Liz) Isenring, PhD, and Egidio Del Fabbro, MD, promotes research and clinical practice in all areas of clinical nutrition in relation to cancer.

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