State Affiliate Council

The State Affiliate Council was established in January 2012 to serve as an advisory group to ASCO’s Board of Directors on issues relating to ASCO’s State and Regional Affiliates and their members. The Council collaborates with and supports effective communication between the ASCO Board and ASCO’s domestic membership.

Specifically, the Council:

  • Identifies unaddressed needs and develops consensus for Board consideration
  • Disseminates information about ASCO’s public policy priorities to its membership
  • Responds to Board of Directors inquiries
  • Provides feedback to ASCO on draft policy statements

Each state/regional affiliate has a voting representative on the ASCO State Affiliate Council. This representative serves as a bridge between the affiliate and the Society.

The State Affiliate Council meets each year in the spring and fall. The State Affiliate Leadership Conference is held annually in the fall in conjunction with the State Affiliate Council meeting. Below are details for the 2019 meeting dates. Invitations are sent out at least three months in advance.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Executive Directors’ Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 2019

State Affiliate Council Meeting

Executive Subcommittee Dinner Meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Executive Directors’ Meeting

Executive Subcommittee Dinner Meeting

Friday, April 24, 2020

State Affiliate Council Meeting and Election


State Affiliate Leadership Conference

The annual State Affiliate Leadership Conference provides leaders of ASCO's State/Regional Affiliates with information and tools on how to strengthen their societies, enhance their current activities, and learn best practices. Attendees are provided with takeaway tools and resources for implementation.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

State Affiliate Leadership Conference Networking Reception

Friday, October 25, 2019

State Affiliate Leadership Conference


For more information on the State Affiliate Leadership Conference, please email ASCO staff.