By Beth Erickson, MD, FASTRO, Program Chair of the 2022 ASTRO Annual Refresher Course Planning Committee
As 2021 has turned over to 2022, we would like to bring into focus the ASTRO Annual Refresher Course. This is our third year in a virtual format, and we have learned a great deal over the past few years about the nuances of successfully making this meeting format both enriching and enjoyable. Your evaluations of the meetings and the feedback we have received have been considered in creating this year’s virtual program. Though we miss the interpersonal connections we love at an in-person meeting, the virtual format has allowed more ASTRO members to attend and have access to this robust program.
We are very excited to invite you to attend this informative and pivotal meeting. There are many reasons to attend to expand your knowledge and enhance your learning plan and below, we list some of our top reasons.
1) Phenomenal faculty with sessions focused on all the major disease sites and scheduled live, interactive Q&A time to allow for exchange of strategies and perspectives. Here is our line-up:
- Upper GI Theodore Hong, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
- Lower GI Emma Holliday, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
- Julie Bradley, MD, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, Jacksonville, Florida
- Russell Hales, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
- Central Nervous System
- Christina Tsien, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
- Endometrial Cancer Lara Hathout, MD, FRCPC, Rutgers Cancer Institute, New Brunswick, New Jersey
- Cervical Cancer Mitchell Kamrava, MD, Cedars-Sinai Cancer Institute, Los Angeles
- Radiobiology - Molecular Profiles of Particular Cancer and Relationship to Therapy
- Phuoc Tran, MD, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, MD
- Mylin Torres, MD Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine
- Bradford Hoppe, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
- Rahul Tendulkar, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland
- Biology- Guided Radiation Therapy
- Murat Surucu, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, California
- Oligometastatic Cancers and SBRT
- David Palma, MD, PhD, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Ontario
- Meena Bedi, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
- Head and Neck
- Sue Yom MD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco
2) An interactive format combining recorded sessions with live Q&A and networking opportunities.
3) A Young Professionals Networking Event and Expert Breakouts for attendees.
4) Six Live SA-CME sessions with the opportunity to earn up to 8.5 MOC Part 2 SA-CME credits: Lung, Central Nervous System, Gynecologic, Breast, Lymphoma and Head and Neck.
5) Opportunity to earn CME credits. ASTRO designates this live meeting for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
6) New this year: A session on Oligometastatic Cancers and SBRT.
7) Returning this year: The option to add eContouring webinars to your registration.
Be sure to take advantage of the discounted early-bird rate when you register by February 16! We look forward to joining you at the ASTRO Annual Refresher course.