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 Spring 2018 State Affiliate Council Meeting and Election will be held on April 20, 2018, at ASCO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. An Executive Director-only meeting will take place on April 19, as well as an Executive Subcommittee Dinner that evening. Event invitations will be mailed to Council members in late January-early February.

The Fall Council Meeting will be on Thursday, October 25, 2018, and the State Affiliate Leadership Conference the following day. Both will be at ASCO in Alexandria, VA. The Executive Directors’ Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. All meetings will be at ASCO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

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.

The 2018 State Affiliate Leadership Conference will take place on Friday, October 26, from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, in conjunction with the Fall Council meeting at ASCO headquarters. To kick off the State Affiliate Leadership Conference, the Leadership Conference Reception and networking event will be held Thursday evening, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

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