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A GREAT IDEA Celebrating 15 Years of the International Development and Education Award FEATURES l A SCO International In 2017, ASCO and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO are proud to cel- ebrate the 15th anniversary of the International Development and Education Award (IDEA). The IDEA program supports the professional development of early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries around the world. IDEA recipients are paired with ASCO members in the United States or Canada who serve as scientific mentors. As part of the award experience, recipients attend the ASCO Annual Meeting, participate in a post-meeting visit to their mentor's institution, and develop long-term relationships that will help improve cancer care in their home countries. In addition, IDEA recipients receive 3 years of complimentary ASCO membership, including a subscription to the Journal of Clinical Oncology, to support their professional journey. The International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) provides recipients with medical education in palliative care, assists them with career development, and helps them establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members in the field of palliative care who serve as scientific mentors. The IDEA-PC program enables recipients to attend sessions at the ASCO Annual Meeting that address symptom man- agement, communication, end-of-life care, and other relevant topics. As with IDEA recipients, IDEA-PC recipients are expected to share the knowl- edge and training they receive through the program with colleagues in their home countries once they return. In honor of the IDEA program's milestone year, we look back at the origi- nal formation of the award as well as recognize this year's IDEA and IDEA- PC recipients. IDEA by the Numbers 2002 to 2017 60 countries Represented 15 years More than $1.5 Million IDEA Funding Awarded Impacting Progress Against Cancer Around the Globe 328 IDEA Recipients Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, FASCO PHOTO BY ZACH HETRICK 40ā€‚Iā€‚07.2017

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