CE, MOC, & Certificates

The ASCO Quality Care Symposium serves as a unique, comprehensive forum to engage oncology professionals in these explorations as well as focusing on value-based decision making, improved patient safety, enhanced research design and methodology, and innovation of data infrastructure to measure and document quality improvement. Through a dynamic program featuring didactic lectures, panel discussions, and abstract presentations, the Symposium promotes innovation and strategic planning in the expanding fields of oncology outcomes and health services research.

Avaliable Certificates

Attendees can log in to the iPlanner or CE Portal to access any of the following certificates afternoting their participation: 

  • Continuing Medical Education Certificate – available for physicians who would like to receive CME credits for their participation at the Symposium
  • Continuing Nursing Education Certificate – available for nurses who would like to receive nursing CE credits for their participation at the Symposium
  • Certificate of Participation – all other attendees may request a Certificate of Participation after recording their session participation. Please note that all final decisions regarding certificate acceptance toward any licensure requirements will be made by the licensing organization to which the certificate is submitted.
  • Certificate of Attendance – Attendees can download a Certificate of Attendance from the Attendee Resrouce Center if they need a record of their attendance at the Symposium but do not require documentation for continuing education purposes. Please note that this certificate does not award any continuing education credits.

For instructions on how to claim credit and access certificates, please see the ‘Symposium Feedback and Credit Claim Instructions’ section.

Symposium Feedback and Credit Claim Instructions

Every participant is encouraged to submit a Symposium Feedback Form, provide session ratings, and access certificates for the Symposium through the iPlanner app. Your feedback is utilized by leadership to enhance programs, develop new initiatives, gauge educational impact, and plan for future meetings.

  • To provide feedback on a specific session
  1. Download the iPlanner app
  2. Select a session by searching by time or track
  3. Select "Rathe This Session" to submit feedback on each session you attend
  • To access certificates and claim credit
  1. Log in to the CE Portal using your ASCO.org username and password
  2. Select a session by searching by time or keyword
  3. Select "CME Certificate" to claim credits and access your certificate
  • To give overall feedback on the symposium
    1. Log in to the CE Portal using your ASCO.org username and password
    2. Select "Provide Meeting Feedback" to submit your feedback on the symposium

To receive ABIM MOC points, participants must submit their Symposium Feedback Form and claim their CE credits for the Symposium by November 1, 2018. Once both of these steps are complete, ASCO will transmit all information to ABIM on the participant’s behalf.

Accreditation and Designation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians

The American Society of Clinical Oncology designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses

This CE activity is awarded a maximum of 13.0 ANCC contact hours.

AAPA/NCCPA Credit Designation Statement – PAs

PAs may claim a maximum of 13.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

All non-physician attendees are welcome to submit a request for a Certificate of Participation, which may enable non-physicians to apply their meeting participation toward re-licensure. Please note, however, that all final decisions regarding certificate acceptance will be made by the licensing organization to which the certificate is submitted.

Target Audience

This Symposium is designed for physicians, researchers, patient advocates, and health system administrators interested in sharing results in measuring and improving the quality of cancer care. The Symposium may also be of benefit to nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the development or implementation of quality initiatives within their institution.

Educational Needs Statement

The ASCO Quality Care Symposium offers healthcare providers across multiple professions the opportunity to participate in an ongoing dialogue to improve the delivery of cancer care for patients with opportunities to exchange ideas for practice quality improvement. With the emerging science and data for quality improvement, oncology professionals have vast amounts of information to process and implement. Additionally, with the changing landscape of healthcare policies and payment models, oncology professionals need ongoing education to stay current and up-to-date in order to incorporate and implement these changes into in their practices.

Learning Objectives

Upon participation in this activity, attendees will be able to

  • Discuss best practices to incorporate implementation science for increasing the efficiency of practice improvement and patient outcomes in oncology;
  • Compare and contrast the components of the Oncology Care Model to assess the impact it may have in improving quality in care coordination and implementation;
  • Review the evidence for patient reported outcomes and identify strategies to implement this approach in optimizing patient care;
  • Utilizing Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMR/EHR) for data collection analysis in quality reporting to drive changes in clinical outcomes; and
  • Identify models for successful integration of quality improvement and patient safety best practices into healthcare organizations.

Disclaimer and Unlabeled Usage Statement

The information presented is that of the contributing faculty and presenters and does not necessarily represent the views of the Symposium Cosponsors and/or any named company or organization providing financial support. Specific therapies discussed may not be approved and/or specified for use as indicated by the faculty or presenters. Therefore, before presenting any medication, please review the complete prescribing information including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse effects.

Commercial Supporters

ASCO and Conquer Cancer gratefully awknowledge the following companies for their support of the 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium:


Abbvie Genentech
Genomic HEalth Lilly
Novartis Pfizer