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ADROP Retreat

Join us at the ASTRO headquarters in Arlington, Va., for the inaugural ADROP Retreat that will take place on Friday, October 20, 2017, 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

If you have not already registered, it's not too late. We have a few spots remaining for members who would like to attend. Contact Michele Donohue to register.

Live Webcast of ADROP Retreat

Unable to attend the ADROP Retreat in person? We are pleased to announce that we will be streaming the retreat live from ASTRO’s headquarters for members who would like to participate remotely. Please note that you will need to register in advance to view the live webcast. Register now to view the live webcast. Once registered, you will receive details on how to access the live webcast of the ADROP Retreat.

Program Information

The tentative agenda for the ADROP Retreat is as follows:  

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Arrival, Introductions and Informal Networking
Neha Vapiwala, MD, ADROP Immediate Past President
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ACGME Milestones, Annual Program Review Mechanisms at Various Medical Schools and CCC Methodology
Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE, Executive Director, Milestone Development, ACGME
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Q and A and ACGME Discussion
Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE, Executive Director, Milestone Development, ACGME
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Informal Networking
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Radiation Oncology Curriculum for Successful Internship Transition
Emma C. Fields, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Rachel Jimenez, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Job Market/Job Search Issues
Claire Fung, MD, MS, Chair of ASTRO Workforce Subcommittee
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. General Teaching Strategies and Approaches including Faculty Development
W. Robert Lee, MD, MS, MEd, FASTRO, Duke University Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wrap-up and Closing Comments
Neha Vapiwala, MD, ADROP Immediate Past President

Complimentary refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Meeting Location

The ADROP Retreat will take place at ASTRO's headquarters located as follows:

ASTRO Headquarters
251 18th Street South
8th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202

Travel Information

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). 

Hotel Accommodations

The Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport is conveniently located within walking distance to the ASTRO headquarters. Attendees can receive a 10% discount off current hotel rates by using ASTRO’s corporate code A68. Please note that a room block is NOT being held at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport. We encourage you to make your reservations early, as room inventory is subject to availability.

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport

1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-228-9290 or 703-413-5500
Hotel Room Rate: Regular Rate – 10% discount using corporate code A68

You may reserve your room online by visiting the hotel website. If you would like to book your hotel by phone, please contact the hotel directly at 1-888-236-2427 to reserve a room.

Getting to ASTRO Headquarters

Taxi
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.

Parking
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
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.

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding registration or housing to Jovelle Olivar at 703-286-1568. For any other questions regarding the program, please contact Michele Donohue at 703-839-7384.

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