ASTRO Leadership on Diversity and Inclusion

Chair and Incoming Chair Reports from 2020 Annual Meeting

During the 2020 Annual Meeting, Board Chair Theodore Deweese, MD, FASTRO, and Incoming Chair Thomas Eichler, MD, FASTRO, released their reports to the membership. Both included comments on ASTRO's diversity and inclusion efforts for the coming years.

Report from the ASTRO Chair, Theodore L. DeWeese, MD, FASTRO
ASTRO Chair, Theodore L. DeWeese, MD, FASTRO, discusses the current state of ASTRO and the effect of the pandemic on the Society and the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Report from the ASTRO Incoming Chair – Tom Eichler, MD, FASTRO
ASTRO Incoming Chair, Tom Eichler, MD, FASTRO, comments on the Annual Meeting and also discusses the challenges of the pandemic on ASTRO members, the radiation oncology alternative payment model and the key areas he plans to focus on in the upcoming year.

Special Message to Members

June 3, 2020

Admist the social unrest in the U.S., ASTRO Chair, Theodore DeWeese, MD, FASTRO, sent a letter to the ASTRO membership acknowleging members in their efforts to reduce the inequities in our health care system that have been so dramatically highlighted during recent events.

Workforce Statement

January 6, 2021

In recognition of ongoing questions about the expansion in residency training positions and their impact on the field, the ASTRO Board of Directors issued a position statement: “The future of the U.S. radiation oncology workforce.” The blog post from ASTRO Chair Thomas Eichler, MD, FASTRO, discusses this topic and includes the newly released position statement.

Read the statement.
Read the ASTRO Blog post.