Dr. Ferris and a patient in a hospital bed at the International Palliative Care Workshop, Luoyang China

International Palliative Care Workshop, Luoyang China

ASCO collaborates with oncology societies around the world to deliver palliative care education to health care providers. International Palliative Care Workshops (IPCW) cover topics including:

  • Communication skills
  • Pain assessment
  • Symptom management

Workshop Outcomes

  • 71% of respondents said they have improved their communication approach with patients and their families following International Palliative Care Workshops
  • 64% said they have improved their ability to administer pain relief

What Our Attendees Are Saying

  • “[As a result of ICPW] I'm working on a national level to promote the development of Palliative Care  services in hospitals in my country.

Workshops in 2017

Date Location In Collaboration With:
March 8-10, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesian Society of Psychosomatic Medicine and the Indonesian Society of Hematology and Medical Oncology
September 22-25, 2017 Fez, Morocco Department of Medical Oncology, Hassan II Hospital University 

Host a Workshop in Your Country

ASCO collaborates with organizations around the world to organize training courses to improve care for patients with cancer. If your organization is interested in applying to host an International Palliative Care Workshop, please contact ASCO International.

Palliative Care Resource Center

ASCO has launched a palliative care resource center. The resource center provides a central location for a range of reference materials for physicians and patients.


International Palliative Care
Jamie von Roenn, MD, FASCO, Vice President of Education, Science & Professional Development at ASCO, talks about the importance of bringing palliative care education to low- and middle-income countries