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All About Fall 2017 Group Meeting

SWOG's Fall 2017 Group Meeting will take place October 11-14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. For Group Meeting questions not answered here, you can send us a message via the Contact Us page. On-line registration has closed. The on-site registration desk will open at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 11.

Fall 2017 Group Meeting

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Group Meeting and Travel Logistics

Hotel Reservations Conlin Travel Information
Membership Application Deadline CME Information
Group Meeting Funding/Travel Support Need Special Accommodations?

Hotel Reservations

You can reserve your hotel room at the Hyatt Regency online or by calling 888-421-1442. When calling, ask for the SWOG room block. The Group room rate is $288 plus tax. The cut off date for making reservations is September 8. Any reservations after that time will be based on rate and space availability. To cancel or change your Hyatt reservation, call 888-421-1442.

Travel Arrangements Through Conlin Travel

SWOG has contracted with Conlin Travel to provide discounted travel arrangements for the Fall Group Meeting in Chicago. To take advantage of the discounted rates, contact Conlin Travel by phone at 800-783-9559. Be sure to mention that you are traveling to Chicago for the SWOG meeting.

If your travel is not funded directly by the Group Chair's Office, you may use Conlin Travel but you will have to pay for your airfare upfront. You will then need to request reimbursement after the Group Meeting, if applicable.

Membership Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting membership nominations to the Operations Office for consideration by the Board of Governors at the Fall Group Meeting is 4:00 PM Central time Friday, September 15, 2017. Consult the Membership page for more information; for a complete outline of the nomination process, refer to Policy Memorandum No. 7.

Group Meeting Funding/Travel Support

Need Special Accommodations?

If you need special arrangements or accommodations to fully participate in all Group Meeting functions, please contact the meetings manager at 210-614-8808 after you register online.

Group Meeting Event Information

Plenary  I (TM) Plenary II (General)
Jeri and Noboru Oishi Symposium ORP Open Forum
NCORP Workshop Cultural Compentency Seminar

Plenary Part I (TM)

The fall meeting's Translational Medicine Plenary will take place Thursday, October 12, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Speakers and topics will include the following:

  • Introductory comments
    Lee M. Ellis, M.D., Vice-Chair for Translational Medicine
  • Harnesing the Power of Genomics in Correlative Studies
    Elaine Mardis, Ph.D.

  • Liquid Biopsies
    Luis Diaz, Jr., M.D.

  • Understanding the Secrets of the SWOG Tissue Bank
    Nilsa Ramirez, M.D.

Plenary Part II (General)

The fall meeting's General Plenary will take place Friday, October 13, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. For Plenary II, we continue our 2017 theme of innovation, including updates on our most cutting-edge trials in cancer care delivery, prevention and epidemiology, survivorship, and symptom control and quality of life.

SWOG NCORP Research Base Clinical Trials Workshop

The NCORP Research Base Workshop is set for Wednesday, October 11, 1:30 - 5:00 pm. In the past several years, SWOG has expanded its research portfolio to include more studies in Cancer Control and Prevention and Cancer Care Delivery Research under the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) umbrella. This workshop will address SWOG studies specific to NCORP research areas in:

  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Prevention & Epidemiology
  • Cancer Care Delivery Research
  • Symptom Control and Quality of Life

The workshop will consist of didactic presentations and breakout sessions.

Space is limited so sign up early!


Seminar on Developing Cultural Competence in Clinical Trials Research

This seminar is a special session led by Marvella Ford, M.D. It is designed to enhance the level of cultural competence of SWOG research members, with the goal of increasing diversity among clinical trial participants.

The seminar will take place on Thursday, October 12 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Space is limited so sign up early!

Jeri and Noboru Oishi Symposium

The Jeri and Noboru Oishi Symposium will be held on Thursday, October 12, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. The topic for the symposium will be "Hurdles in performing clinical trials and data management."

To sign up, choose Jeri and Noboru Oishi Symposium as an event during Group Meeting online registration. Please note: Handouts will not be provided at the workshop, but will be available later, from a link below. You will need to print the handouts and bring them with you to the group meeting. Thank you for your cooperation in this cost saving measure.

This activity has been submitted to the Oncology Nursing Society for approval to award contact hours. ONS is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.

SoCRA attendance certificates will also be provided.


Oncology Research Professionals Open Forum

The ORP Open Forum offers the opportunity to discuss all of your technical questions!

The OPR Open Forum is set for Thursday, October 12, 12:30 - 2:00 pm. This forum offers a great opportunity to get answers to your clinical trial questions and to address the science and technical research issues that challenge us today! Come meet your facilitator in a small group setting to discuss interesting topics including:

  • Quality Assurance Audit
  • Regulatory Reviews & SAE Reporting
  • Data Management Tips/Tools
  • Preparing for Drug Accountability & Pharmacy Audit
  • Specimen Preparation and Shipment
  • SWOG Site Reimbursements & Coverage Analysis
  • Hot Topics in Site Administration
  • Committee Discussions - Q&A
  • S1400 Lung MAP Site Coordinator Committee

Look for these topics at the group meeting. Members of the ORP Committee will also be present to meet with CRAs. For more information or suggestions, contact pamela.frazier-jones@swedish.org.

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