ASCO collaborates with oncology societies around the world to deliver education about palliative care to health care providers. Topics include communication skills, pain assessment, and symptom management.

Workshop Outcomes

  • 71% of respondents said they have improved their communication approach with patients and their families.
  • 64% said they have improved their ability to administer pain relief.

What our attendees are saying…

As a result of attending IPCW…

  • "I'm working on a national level to promote the development of PC services in hospitals around the country.

Workshops in 2016 and 2017

Date Location In Collaboration With:
May 11-13, 2016 Almaty, Kazakhstan Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC)
October 21-23, 2016 Luoyang, China First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Science and Technology
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 cancer patient care.  If your organization is interested in applying to host an International Palliative Care Workshop, please contact

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.

2016 Sponsor

ASCO gratefully acknowledges the following company for their support for this program: 

Jaime 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