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AFSOS- A New MASCC Affiliate

In March 2019, MASCC signed an affiliation agreement with the Association Francophone des Soins Oncologiques de Support (AFSOS), the French-speaking association for supportive care in in oncology. 

MASCC Affiliates in Supportive Care

The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) has established an Affiliates program to partner with supportive cancer care organizations around the world in order to promote supportive care at the local level and to create a global network allowing for international collaboration and improved support for people with cancer. 

MASCC Society News April 2019

In the April 2019 issue, MASCC President Raj Lalla announces a new MASCC affiliation with NICSO, the Network Italiano Cure di Supporto in Oncologia. We’re pleased to announce that MASCC Past-President Dorothy Keefe has been named CEO of Cancer Australia. MASCC now has two new Study Group Subgroups — on Cancer Pain and Immuno-Oncology. We bring you more highlights of the 2019 Annual Meeting and upcoming conference news. We extend a warm welcome to all the new members who joined us in February.

Supportive Care Meeting in Bologna, Italy, May 13-14

Italy’s National Academy of Medicine and the Italian Network Support Care in Oncology (NICSO) will hold its 4th conference on supportive care in oncology, May 13-14, in Bologna, Italy. 

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.

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