WHAT: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) will host a weekly webinar series on caring for people with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHEN: The series begins on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. ET. Subsequent webinars in the series will be held every Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.
HOW: You may register for the entire series now and attend as many as you can. A recording of each webinar will be made available after the scheduled event.
WHY: As COVID-19 continues to spread, ASCO and ONS are focusing on the health and safety of the oncology community by developing and providing guidance for their audiences. Both organizations are committed to providing the cancer care workforce with current information and resources to ensure that individuals with cancer continue to receive high-quality care during these uncertain times.
The first webinar will cover issues around personal protective equipment (PPE) and telehealth. Subsequent webinars will cover issues such as:
- Situation updates
- Limiting transmission
- Legislative updates
- Regulatory updates
- ASCO and ONS resources
The spread of COVID-19 is a rapidly developing situation. ASCO’s Coronavirus Oncology Resource Center contains answers to frequently asked questions, links to resources for patients, and other pertinent information. ONS’s online information regarding the coronavirus features information about COVID-19, PPE and safety information, resources for patient care and support, nursing and professional practice information, and more. Both sites will be updated continuously as new information becomes available.
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