ASCO Research Community Forum 2018 Annual Meeting

The ASCO RCF 2018 Annual Meeting saw its largest attendance to date.

2019 ASCO RCF Annual Meeting
September 22-23, 2019

Save the date! Taking place September 22-23, 2019 at ASCO Headquarters in the Washington, DC metro area, the meeting is a unique venue for physician investigators and research staff to:

  • Network and collaborate
  • Learn and share best practices
  • Discuss challenges and develop solutions

The meeting features a networking reception, training workshop, general sessions and discussions that provide concrete strategies to overcome common challenges associated with conducting clinical trials. Registration will open May 1. Stay tuned for updates, including meeting content and registration information.

ASCO Research Community Forum Webinar

Optimizing Clinical Trial Sites, Implementing Best Practices, and Strategies for Success

The RCF held a webinar on December 12, 2018, which shared highlights from the ASCO Research Community Forum 2018 Annual Meeting workshop. Attendees learned strategies and best practices for building a clinical trial site and running an effective clinical trial program, including establishing institutional investment and buy-in for clinical trials, solutions to common staffing challenges, and strategies to ensure site quality. Access slides from the ASCO RCF Annual Meeting workshop below. 

ASCO Research Community Forum
2018 Forum Annual Meeting

Innovative Solutions. Best Practices. Excellence in Cancer Research.

This year's meeting brought together 165 physician investigators and research staff from across the country to network and collaborate, discuss challenges, and brainstorm solutions on September 23-24, 2018. The meeting featured workshops, presentations, and discussions that promoted partnerships and provided concrete strategies to overcome administrative and regulatory challenges associated with conducting and managing clinical trials and increasing patient accrual. Visit ASCO in Action for highlights from this year's meeting.

Access the ASCO RCF 2018 Annual Meeting workshop toolkit, which includes links to helpful resources, templates, checklists, and forms to assist research sites with clinical trial operations and building an effective research program, online.

If you have questions about the meeting, please contact ASCO RCF Staff (


View the 2018 ASCO Research Community Forum Annual Meeting presentations.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

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