State & Regional Affiliates

The ASCO State/Regional Affiliate Program addresses the practical needs of practicing oncologists by offering a range of services to its State/Regional Affiliates (local oncology societies). The affiliate program includes 47 state or regional oncology groups. These groups benefit from the Society's expertise and guidance on ways to

  • Strengthen their organizations
  • Improve policies and procedures
  • Enhance educational activities
  • Provide support to their members

Each state/regional affiliate has two voting representatives on the ASCO State Affiliate Council. These representatives serve as a bridge between the affiliate and the Association. If your affiliate has experienced a recent leadership change, please fill out the State Affiliate Council Contact form to ensure the appropriate contacts are kept informed.

Speaker Requests

If your state/regional society is interested in having an ASCO-sponsored speaker at an upcoming meeting, ASCO leadership and/or staff are available (schedule permitting) to speak on the following topics:

  • Advocacy Update (Regulatory, Capitol Hill and State Advocacy)
  • ASCO Update
  • ASCO Guidelines (Specific Guideline or Disease Site Topic – asco.org/guidelines)
  • ASCO Standards (asco.org/standards)
  • Care Delivery and Payment Reform Efforts
  • Coding & Billing (Advance Care Planning, Care Management Services, Z Codes and Social Determinants of Health, 2021 Evaluation and Management Changes)
  • Copay Accumulators/Maximizers & Alternative Funding Programs
  • Drug Price Negotiations
  • Drug Shortages
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Federal Regulatory Update
  • Federal Legislative Update
  • Grassroots and Advocacy Opportunities
  • Operational Benchmarks for Oncology Practices (PracticeNET)
  • Opioids
  • Quality Initiatives (APC4, CancerLinQ®, Oncology Medical Home, QOPI®, QOPI Certification, Quality Training Program)
  • Quality Payment Program: Education and Implementation
  • Rural Health
  • State Advocacy Update
  • Surprise Billing
  • Telehealth

Please feel free to request speakers on additional topics that are not listed above. After reading the guidelines, please submit a speaker request form to ASCO at least 90 days prior to the meeting.

For More Information

The 2023 State/Regional Affiliate Program is funded through Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation.


This list reflects commitments as of January 11, 2023.

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"ASCO is the world’s largest and arguably most influential oncology organization… a dynamic organization that not only is advancing the frontiers of research, providing outstanding educational opportunities, and defining standards of practice for clinical care, but also influencing public policy."
Anees Chagpar, MD
ASCO Member since 2003