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Meetings and Education

#DEIinRO: Social Education Series

 

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Radiation Oncology (DEIinRO) is a social education series targeting and discussing key issues on diversity, inclusion and belonging within the field of radiation oncology. This series consists of seven one-hour sessions throughout the summer. Each session will consist of a panel of key experts on the topic and will be streamed live on YouTube.

All sessions will be recorded and posted after the sessions conclude. Sessions are free of charge and no pre-registration is required. Links to each session will be posted below.

#DEIinRO Past Sessions

Below is a list of the past session topics for DEIinRO. Recordings will be posted for each 1-2 weeks after the session concludes.


Addressing Structural Racism and Radiation Oncology


Host: Chika Madu, MD, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell 
Curtiland Deville Jr., MD, HEDI Representative Ex-officio, ASTRO Board of Directors
ASTRO Leadership: Geraldine M. Jacobson, MD, MBA, MPH, FASTRO, West Virginia University
Brian Kavanagh, MD, MPH, FASTRO, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado
Robert Miller, MD, MBA, FASTRO, The University of Tennessee Medical Center
Panel: Christina Hunter Chapman, MD, MS, University of Michigan
Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH, University of Florida Proton Therapy
Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Insurance Disparities and Access to Cancer Care

During this session, panelists discussed issues around insurance disparities and access to cancer care.

Host: Fumiko Chino, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Panel: Justin Barnes, MD, Washington University School of Medicine
Junzo Chino, MD, Duke University Medical Center
Vonetta Williams, MD, PhD, University of Washington

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Black Men's Health Town Hall:
The Challenges Facing Black Men and the Tools to Overcome Them

Host: Curtiland Deville Jr., MD, HEDI Representative Ex-officio, ASTRO Board of Directors
Co-Moderator: Virgil Park, Collegiate 100 of Howard University
Panel: Ben James Brown, DC Mayor’s Commission on Fathers, Men and Boys
Dan Gillson, CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Reginald L. Robinson, MD, Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Vabren Watts, PhD, Health Equity Project Director at Project H.O.P.E.

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Sexual and Gender Minorities/LGBTQ+ Issues in Radiation Oncology

During this panel, there was a discussion around key issues facing sexual gender minorities and the LGBTQ+ community within radiation oncology.

Host: Shilpen Patel, MD, FASTRO, Sutter Health and Good Samaritan Hospital
Panel: Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD, FASTRO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jessica Halem, MBA, Harvard Medical School
Carl Streed, MD, MPH, Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Committee on LGBTQ Issues

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DEIinRO: Recruitment in Radiation Oncology

In this session there was discussion about challenges with recruitment in the radiation oncology field.

Host: Curtiland Deville Jr., MD, HEDI Representative Ex-officio, ASTRO Board of Directors
Panel: Shauna Campbell, DO, Immediate Past Chair, ARRO
Rachel Jimenez, MD, ADROP Vice-president
Bill Small, MD, FASTRO, Loyola University Medical Center

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Social Determinants of Health - Understanding Barriers to Overcome Obstacles

During this session, panelists discuss important topics on the social determinants of health with tips and information on how to understand the barriers and how to overcome obstacles.

Host: Gita Suneja, MD, FASTRO, University of Utah Health
Panel: Ashleigh Guadanolo, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Monica Lypson, MD, MHPE, The George Washington University
Samilia Obeng-Gyasi, MD, MPH, The Ohio State University

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Women in Leadership Town Hall

During this session, panelists had an engaging conversation about women in leadership roles in the health community.

Host: Malika Siker, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Panel: Parul Barry, MD, FACRO, FUPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Iris Gibbs, MD, FAAWR, FACR, FASTRO, Stanford Medicine
Ranna Parekh, MD, MPH, American College of Cardiology

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