Regional Council for a Stronger Society: ASCO’s New Asia Pacific Regional Council Finishes Active First Year

August 12, 2020

In 2019, ASCO launched an Asia Pacific Regional Council, a group of distinguished oncology leaders from countries in the Asia Pacific region. The Council’s purpose is to advise ASCO on the needs of members in the region and facilitate and encourage member involvement in ASCO’s global activities.

“Increasing engagement with our international members is a key piece of our Society’s strategic plan,” said ASCO President Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO, FASCO. “We look to their rich experiences, insights, and knowledge to further the field of oncology and patient care around the globe. Diversity of thought, including convening members from different cultures, specialties, and practice types, makes our knowledge base stronger. Regional councils are one way we hope to foster this collaboration.”

The Society invites ASCO members in the region to contact their respective country representative by emailing to learn more about ASCO programs and to suggest issues for Society consideration. If you would like to be introduced to your country representative, please contact us, and we would be happy to share your email with them.

The Council, chaired by Dr. Keunchil Park of South Korea, has been engaged in a range of ASCO programs and initiatives, including:

For more information about ASCO’s programs and opportunities, visit For more information about the council or its initiatives, please email