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Nominate Your Next ADROP Leader

During the 2019 ADROP Annual Meeting in Chicago, an election will be held for the Vice-president (President-elect) role on the ADROP Executive Committee. The Vice-president is a six-year term, with two years as Vice-president, two years as President and two years as the Immediate Past President.

View 2019 candidate information in the ADROP Community on the ROhub.
In addition to electing your next ADROP leader, the ADROP Executive Committee is proposing the following organizational changes that the membership will also vote on:
Membership Eligibility
Change ADROP membership eligibility requirements to allow ASTRO members in the United States and Canada who are assistant and associate program directors to become ADROP members. Only program directors will have voting privileges, but in the program director’s absence an alternate may vote on their behalf. However, no one single institution will have more than one vote.
ADROP Executive Committee Term 
The ADROP Executive Committee is comprised of the President, Vice President and Immediate Past President. Currently, each officer serves in each of these positions for a two-year term with a maximum of six years in office. Officers may not be reelected. The membership will vote on changing the Executive Committee term to one year for a maximum of three years in office.

2019 ADROP Annual Meeting

The next ADROP Annual Meeting will take place in McCormick Place West in Chicago on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Registration will open in June. Learn more about this year's ADROP Annual Meeting.

Updated Study Guides for Physics and Radiation and Cancer Biology Now Available

We are delighted to inform you that the new, revised radiation oncology initial certification study guides for physics and radiation and cancer biology are now available on the ABR website.

Curriculum and Radiobiology Curriculum Work Groups, these study guides were completed in a timely manner in order to provide guidance for residents and candidates preparing for the 2019 exams. Per the ABR, it is critical that members understand the purpose of the guides and a clarification:

  1. Topics have been categorized and divided in a more granular fashion that should better focus preparation and allow for improved understanding and usefulness of performance reporting.
  2. References have been carefully selected to be highly useful to residents and candidates in exam preparation; primary and secondary references will serve as the sources for a majority of exam items.
  3. It must be understood that the basic nature of science is fluid, and that in any given year, exam items may be added and not specifically referenced in the study guide. The number of such items would be limited.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the ABR.

ADROP Private Community

ADROP has a dedicated area in the ROhub, ASTRO’s online private community, for our exclusive use. This area facilitates member-led discussions, supports a file library and provides a place to conduct official business.

  1. Go to the ROhub.
  2. Log in using your ASTRO credentials (email address and password). Click the “Log in” button.
  3. If for some reason you are not directed into the ADROP communities, look for the blue bar under the banner. Select Communities, My Communities and select ADROP from that list.

Questions about ADROP

If you have any membership or other questions about ADROP, please contact Nicki Froats.

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