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The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) is a nationally recognized state professional society that serves as an important resource for advocacy, education and communications in support of those engaged in the battle against cancer. All medical, radiation, gyn, and surgical oncologists; PharmDs; and Pathologists who work in the field of oncology in the State of Florida are eligible for REGULAR Membership. Other nonphysician healthcare professionals and support staff (e.g., nurses, physician assistants, radiation therapists, office managers, etc.) are eligible for AFFILIATE Membership. All Fellows in the State of Florida are eligible for ASSOCIATE Membership.

As of September 1, 2018, FLASCO has a distinguished network of over 3,100 oncology healthcare providers who support FLASCO’s very important mission and its recognition as “The Voice of Oncology in Florida.”

Dues

Membership is complimentary and there are no dues for Regular and Affiliate Members through December 31, 2020. If a member attends one FLASCO sponsored or co-sponsored event before December 31, 2020, they are eligible for another two years of free membership. Associate Members receive
complimentary membership.

FLASCO Mission

FLASCO is committed to the mission of facilitating and promoting multidisciplinary efforts to improve patient care in Florida by:

  • Fostering access to quality cancer care to the citizens of Florida
  • Assisting cancer practitioners in providing the most cost-effective quality care for their patients
  • Acting as an advocate for Florida’s cancer patients and their families; and
  • Coordinating the dissemination of information and providing an opportunity for oncologists, physicians and other healthcare professionals to network and exchange information

Membership Benefits

  • Automatic Membership in the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) with all benefits

Educational Event Opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend the FLASCO Spring and Fall Educational Sessions – free of charge
  • Opportunity to attend the annual FLASCO Spring one-day Business of Oncology Summit –free of charge
  • Opportunity to attend and participate in a Educational Track Session at FLASCO Fall Meeting: (Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy and Administrators Tracks provided) – free of charge
  • Member discounts for some of the other FLASCO sponsored and/or co-sponsored events
  • Opportunity to attend and participate in the “Great Strides Together” conference which is for Nurses and Physician Assistants
  • Opportunity to attend and/or participate in the Rapid Integration Program (course for nurses new to oncology)

FLASCO Website

  • Access to the FLASCO website: www.flasco.org
  • Opportunity to facilitate, moderate, or be a presenter at a Patient Advocacy event in your area
  • Opportunity to advertise clinical trials on FLASCO website

State and National Impact

  • CAC representation to provide input and comment on draft policies and improve relationship between Medicare and the provider community
  • Representation on the Florida Medicaid P & T Committee (Provides input on all oncology related products)
  • Representation at national meetings (ASCO, ASH, ACCC, COA, ASTRO, NCCN, ETC)

Practice and Career Support

  • Assistance with reimbursement issues, whether Medicare, Medicaid or private payers
  • Advocacy for oncology related issues
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Opportunity to advertise events in FLASCO Flash- e-newsletter in educational opportunities listing
  • Automatic Membership in the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) with all benefits
  • Administrators can become a part of the FLASCO Administrator’s Network – two webinars are provided each year; an Administrators Track is held at the Fall Meeting; an Administrator’s networking reception at FLASCO Spring Meeting

Latest Oncology Updates

  • Receive weekly FLASCO Flash e-newsletter
  • Receive monthly FLASCO Clinical Practice and/or Administrators e-newsletter

Like any hero, every oncology clinician needs a sidekick. FLASCO is that unwavering, trusted partner. As tireless patient advocates, we lead state legislative efforts, champion cancer research, and secure funding to advance the future of oncology and develop tomorrow’s oncology leaders. We provide oncology experts the network, intellectual resources and support to give patients the highest quality of care.

We serve all areas from medical oncology/hematology to radiation oncology to surgical oncology. Beyond diagnosis and treatment, FLASCO is dedicated to serving the vastly growing need for survivorship care. Through digital and social communication advancements and an ongoing commitment to meaningful and relevant personal interactions, we will develop new forums to share ideas and deliver breakthroughs for our
patients.

Existing for a powerful mission, FLASCO’s work raises the overall standard of oncology practice. Together, our members set a bar that cancer patients will come to expect. Patients will find hope in the excellent level of care available to them in Florida, and will regard FLASCO membership as proof of this elevated standard.

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