Formerly called the ASCO Statesman Award, which launched in 2007, the distinction is designed to honor ASCO’s most active volunteer members and to encourage more members to become involved in volunteer activities.
The FASCO status will be conferred to members at the ASCO Annual Meeting, starting in 2012. Previous recipients of the Statesman Award are grandfathered in and will use the FASCO status.
ASCO Members are eligible to become a Fellow if they have accumulated 20 or more points for volunteer service to ASCO. Eligibility is limited to Active members of Society. Points are calculated using a point system.
Points for Each Year Served
|Board of Directors Chair or President|
|Board Member, Committee Chair, Editor-in-Chief of JCO, JOP, Cancer.Net|
|Committee Member; Deputy Editor of JCO; Associate Editor of JCO, JOP, Cancer.Net; Editor-in-Chief of other Editorial Boards; Chair of Guideline Panel, Task Force, Working Group, Advisory Group; Chair of Steering or Conference Planning Committee of an ASCO Small Meeting|
|Associate Editor of other Editorial Boards|
|Editorial Board Member; Specialty/Consultant Editor; Member of Guideline Panel, Task Force, Working Group, Advisory Group; Member of Steering or Conference Planning Committee of an ASCO Small Meeting|
Each year, new Fellows will be conferred the FASCO status at the Opening Session of the ASCO Annual Meeting. Fellows will be notified in advance of the meeting and must attend the ceremony to receive this honor. Once conferred, the fellow status is a lifetime recognition. Fellows will receive the following benefits and recognition:
- Certificate of Fellowship
- Use of the letters F.A.S.C.O after their name
- Reduced registration rate on any ASCO Meeting each year
- Special Annual Meeting ribbon each year
- Yearly invitation to the President’s Reception at the Annual Meeting
- Receive Advanced Access to Members Only Housing
- Name published in appropriate ASCO publications