CONGRESS REPORT: Asco Direct Belgium 2017

ASCO DIRECT™ Live Belgium: 2017 Annual Meeting

Take home messages presented near home

This year, for the first time, a live, local and interactive event took place in Belgium simultaneously with the ASCO® Annual Meeting in Chicago. During this two-day meeting, Belgian oncologists were informed about the most important and interesting developments in oncology presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting.

Some unique aspects of the ASCO DIRECT™ meeting, which took place in Dolce la Hulpe, Brussels, were:

  • Live connection each day with Chicago;
  • Broadcast of selected videos from lectures in Chicago;
  • Clinical relevance discussions, initiated and moderated by Belgian experts; and
  • The opportunity to learn about the latest research without jetlag and without delay.

The first day was devoted to prostate, gynaecological, gastrointestinal and breast cancer. During the second day, the highlights in the field of melanoma, innovative therapies and lung/thoracic cancers were presented.

This local meeting provided a suitable, informal and freely accessible alternative to a time-consuming transatlantic journey to the ASCO Annual Meeting.

The question is: to be or not to be at the ASCO Annual Meeting? The answer after this two day event is the ASCO DIRECT™ meeting is a great alternative!


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