Join us at the ASTRO headquarters in Arlington, Va., for the ADROP Retreat taking place on Friday, July 26, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We hope this will be a wonderful opportunity for members to network and enjoy dedicated time to discuss important issues related to our specialty and trainee education and development.
Registration for the ADROP Retreat is now open.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact Nicki Froats
Online hotel reservations are now open!
The Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport is conveniently located within walking distance to the ASTRO headquarters.
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Discounted Rate: $189 (excluding taxes)
Hotel Deadline: Thursday, June 27, 2019
If you would like to book your hotel by phone, please contact the hotel directly at 1-888-236-2427 to reserve a room.
The Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport is the official host hotel of 2019 ADROP Retreat. A block of rooms have been set aside for ASTRO attendees at a discounted rate until June 27, 2019. Reservations made after this date will be on a space-available basis and may not be at the negotiated rate. Please note that room inventory is subject to availability and it is not uncommon for the room block to sell-out before the reservation deadline. To ensure that you receive a room at the discounted conference rate, we encourage you to make your reservation early.
By reserving a room at ASTRO’s official hotels for 2019 ADROP Retreat, you understand that ASTRO and The Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport have exchanged your personal information for the purpose of facilitating your hotel reservation. You agree to release ASTRO, ASTRO’s official hotels and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any liability relating to disclosure of your personal information for this purpose.
The tentative agenda for the ADROP Retreat is as follows:
|10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
||Arrival, Introductions and Informal Networking
|10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
||Summary of Proposed Program Requirement Revisions for Radiation Oncology
|10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
||Does Size Matter? The Future of "Small" Residency Programs (Panel Discussion)
|11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
||The Board Certification Process: Past, Present, Future
|12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
||Lunch and Informal Networking
|1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
||Elective Time/Research Blocks During Residency (Panel Discussion)
|2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
||After the 2019 Match: How Can Radiation Oncology Attract Future Medical Students?
|2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
||Fellowship Training in Radiation Oncology
|3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
||Primer on Social Media for Program Directors
|3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
||Wrap-up and Closing Comments
Complimentary refreshments and lunch will be provided.
The ADROP Retreat will take place at ASTRO's headquarters located as follows:
251 18th Street South
Arlington, VA 22202
The ASTRO headquarters is 2 miles away from the Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), 28 miles away from Dulles International Airport (IAD) and 37 miles from the Baltimore International Airport (BWI).
Getting to ASTRO Headquarters
A taxi cab from the Ronald Reagan National Airport to ASTRO headquarters will range from $15-$20 one way. A taxi cab from the Dulles International Airport (IAD) to ASTRO headquarters will range from $75-$85 one way. A taxi cab from the Baltimore International Airport (BWI) to ASTRO headquarters will range from $95-$110 one way.
All parking rates are subject to change at any time.
- Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
Parking is available and is $26 for daily parking and $30 for valet parking at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport.
- ASTRO Headquarters
ASTRO headquarters parking is $21 per day (over 6 hours). Entrance to the parking can be found on 18th Street.
Metro service is available from the Ronald Reagan National Airport (one stop away from the Crystal City Metro Station). Take the Blue or Yellow Line, and exit at the Crystal Metro City Station.
From Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)
From airport Terminals B and C, take the pedestrian bridge to the Metro's Reagan National Airport Station located on the Yellow and Blue Lines. Take the Yellow Line train (in the direction of Mount Vernon Square) or the Blue Line train (in the direction of Largo Town Center) one stop to the Crystal City Metro Station. The ASTRO headquarters is located up the Metro escalator and can be accessed from the underground Crystal City Shops.
Please direct any questions regarding registration or housing to Nicki Froats at 703-839-7390. For any other questions regarding the program, please contact Michele Donohue at 703-839-7384.