Throughout May, ASCO will continue to present two weekly webinars to share important information and answer participant questions about the management of cancer and blood disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Tuesdays, 8:00 AM Eastern Time, ASCO Global Webinar Series: Experiences and Lessons During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Thursdays, 4:00 PM Eastern Time, ASCO-ONS Webinar Series: Caring for People with Cancer during COVID-19 Pandemic

ASCO COVID-19 Presscast

The American Society of Clinical Oncology and its affiliate organization, the Association for Clinical Oncology, announced the results of a survey that tracked the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer clinical trials, highlighted a new research initiative to address the data gap on the coronavirus’ effect on individuals with cancer, and set forth a road to recovery as the cancer care delivery system prepares for life after COVID-19. Watch now.

Links to other webinar series are also included below.

ASCO Global Series

Each Tuesday at 8:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time), ASCO hosts its “ASCO Global Webinar Series: Experiences and Lessons During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Each hour-long webinar is free and covers two 30-minute topics each week. During the webinars, the Society will disseminate evidence-based information regarding the efficient and effective use of cancer resources in the current environment. A recording of each webinar will be available after the scheduled event. Recordings and registration for future events are available on the ASCO Global Webinar Series page. Additional materials from prior events are available below:

May 12, 2020: Transition for Oncology Practices Post Shutdown

Panelists

  • Lori Pierce, Director of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan
  • Jean Charles Soria, Director General, Gustave Roussy, France
  • Stephen Chan, Associate (Clinical) Professor, Department of Clinical Oncology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Moderator: Alvaro Rogado, Executive Director, Fundación ECO, Spain

May 5, 2020: Impact on Surgical Oncology & Research

Panelists

  • Strategies for managing surgical oncology patients in Japan during COVID-19
    • Kazuhiro Yoshida, MD, Director of Gifu University Hospital, Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgical Oncology, Gifu University, Japan
  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Research
    • David Kerr, MD, Professor of Cancer Medicine, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Moderator: Abdul Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi Arabia

Materials

April 28, 2020: Telemedicine & Clinician Well-Being

Panelists

  • Utilization of telemedicine to meet the increased demand during COVID-19 pandemic
    • Angelica Nogueira, MD, Associate Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Self-care/burnout for clinicians during COVID-19 pandemic
    • Natalie Dickson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Tennessee Oncology
  • Moderator: Clarissa Mathias, MD, President, Brazilian Oncology Society

Materials

April 21, 2020: Testing for COVID 19: Kits, Screening and Triage

Panelists

  • Testing for COVID-19: kits, timing, indications, sensitivity and specificity, interpretations of results and testing approaches
    • Oliver Vandenberg, MD, PhD, LHUB-ULB, Belguim
  • Triaging, prescreening, and screening oncology patients for COVID-19
    • Jeeyun Lee, MD, Samsung Medical Center, Republic of Korea
  • Moderator: Alvaro Rogado, Executive Director, Fundacion ECO, Spain

Materials

April 14, 2020: Staffing Strategies

Panelists

  • Prioritizing management of cancer patients during COVID-19 pandemic
    • Prof. Jesús Garcia-Foncillas López, MD, PhD, University Hospital "Fundación Jimenez Diaz", Madrid, Spain
  • Strategies to minimize risk to staff from COVID-19
    • Giuseppe Curigliano, MD, PhD, University of Milan, Italy
  • Moderator: Dr. Abdul Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH, King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Materials

ASCO/ONS Webinar Series

Each Thursday at 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time), ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) co-host a weekly series of informational webinars that examine a range of issues to help clinicians care for people with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include telehealth, personal protective equipment, clinical trials, staffing strategies, staff and patient well-being, testing, and other topics relevant to medical, radiation, surgical, and pediatric oncology. Recordings and registration for future events are available on the ASCO/ONS Webinar Series page. Additional materials from prior events are available below:

May 7, 2020: Patient Well-Being

Panelists

  • Psychosocial Well-Being
    • William Pirl, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    • Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, UNC Chapel Hill
    • Krista Nelson, LCSW, OSW-C, Providence Cancer Institute
  • Financial Well-Being
    • Dan Sherman, MA, LPC, The NaVectis Group
    • Robin Yabroff, PhD, American Cancer Society

Materials

April 30, 2020: Radiation & Pediatric Oncology

Panelists

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Radiation Oncology
    • Daniel Wakefield, MD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    • Erin McMenamin, PhD, CRNP, Penn Radiation Oncology Perelman
    • Julie Sussi, MA, The James Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Oncology
    • Patrick Leavy, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    • Joan O’Hanlon Curry, MS, RN, CPNP, CPON®, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Kimberly Woody, MSN, PPCNP-BC, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Materials

April 23, 2020: Staffing Strategies

Panelists

  • Therese Mulvey, MD, FASCO, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
  • Kristin Fox, MS, APRN, ACHPN, St. Joseph Hospital
  • Anne Gross, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, MPH, Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Professional and Academic Development
  • Lawrence Shulman, MD, FASCO, Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Materials

April 16, 2020: Clinical Trials

Panelists

  • Kandie Dempsey, DBA, MS, RN, OCN, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • Olwen Hahn, MD, University of Chicago
  • Michele Lacy, RN, BSN, OCN, Metro Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium
  • Paul Kluetz, MD, Oncology Center of Excellence, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Suanna Steeby Bruinooge, MPH, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Materials

April 9, 2020: Masks and Cancer Treatments

Panelists

  • Facemasks
    • Chris Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, University of Michigan
    • Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN, Georgia State University
    • Terry M. McDonnell, ARNP, MSN, DNP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Adjustment of Treatment Regimens
    • Jeffery C. Ward, MD, FASCO, Swedish Cancer Institute
    • Heather McArthur, MD, MPH, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    • Anthony F. Provenzano, MD, New York-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester

Materials

April 2, 2020: Telehealth and PPE

Panelists

  • Use of Telehealth in Oncology
    • Gina Baxter, MPH, American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • Piyush Srivastava, MD, Kaiser Permanente
    • Ray Page, DO, PhD, FACOI, FASCO, The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
    • Nancy Houlihan, MA, RN, AOCN, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    • Nancy Houlihan, MA, RN, AOCN, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Alec Stone, MA, MPA, Oncology Nursing Society

Materials

Disclaimer

The presentations and answers to questions about COVID-19 presented in these webinars are provided by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Oncology Nursing Society, and the panelists for voluntary, informational use by providers. This information is not intended to substitute for independent professional judgement of the treating provider in the context of treating an individual patient or developing practice policies and procedures.

Other Webinars

Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC): AVBCC Webcast Series: COVBID-19 Impact on the Cancer Care Delivery Ecosystem

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 2020 Community Outreach and Communication Activity calls and webinars.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Links to CMS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stakeholder Calls are available on the CMS Coronavirus Partner Toolkit.