The Checklist

4-5 Months Before (August and September 2017)

2-3 Months Before (October and November 2017)

  • Check your mailbox for the Program Announcement 
  • Access preliminary meeting materials through the Attendee Resource Center

1 Month Before (December 2017)

  • Want to receive your badge in the mail before the meeting and save on Registration rates? Register by December 13.
  • Once you’ve registered, use Find a Colleague to find others who have registered for the meeting. Then plan to meet up with colleagues and old acquaintances at the meeting.
  • Make dinner reservations at San Francisco restaurants. It’s never too early—especially for large groups.
  • Explore the iPlanner online—view abstract titles and build your custom schedule

2 Weeks Before (Week of January 2, 2018)

  • Download useful apps to help you navigate the Symposium and San Francisco 
    • Symposium iPlanner
    • Airline App
    • OpenTable
    • Starbucks
    • Twitter
  • Review the hotel walking map and get to know the area around Moscone West
  • Review the list of Exhibitors and decide which companies you would like to visit

1 Week Before (Week of January 9, 2018)

  • Received your badge in the mail? Pack it in your bag now and bring it with you to the Symposium.
  • If you did not receive you badge in the mail, leave yourself some extra time when you come to the Convention Center to pick up your badge and materials
  • Review the Symposium Specials and take advantage of special pricing on ASCO University products

Onsite (January 18-20, 2018)

  • Got your badge? Head directly to Materials Pickup to get a Program and lanyard.
  • Need to pick up your badge? Proceed to the “Print your Badge Here” station. Remember to come early so you don’t miss any sessions. View the onsite registration hours (to be posted in a few weeks).
  • View the full-text abstracts available through the Attendee Resource Center (available January 16 at 5:00 PM EST).
  • Attend a Poster Walk or Networking Reception to network with poster presenters and fellow attendees
  • Remember to stay connected and charge your devices at power strips in the General Session Room, or at the Charging Station in the Posters, Exhibits, and Food Service Room
  • Peruse new opportunities at the Career Posting Board in the Posters, Exhibits, and Food Service room
  • Are you an early-career oncologist? Attend the Trainee and Early-Career Networking Luncheon to speak with and learn from some of the most respected members of the gastrointestinal cancer care community.
  • Read the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Daily News online or in print 
  • Claim CE and MOC credits and rate sessions directly from the iPlanner mobile app

After the Symposium

  • Submit your Meeting Feedback Form
  • Catch up on presentations you missed with the Meeting Videos and Slides
  • Create your own educational presentations with the Meeting Videos and Slides
  • Save the Date for next year's Symposium