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 one-hour sessions held throughout the summer and fall. 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. Registration is required.

2023 DEIinRO Sessions

Below is the 2023 live session schedule for the DEIinRO webinar series. Recorded sessions will become available in the ASTRO Academy two weeks following the conclusion of the live session.

Sexual and Gender Identity (SGM)-Based Microaggressions: Recognizing and Responding to Bias in Health Care

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2023
Time: 4:00 p.m. Eastern time
Hosts: Jason Domogauer, MD, PhD, NYU Langone Health and Alicia Smart, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Moderator: Molree Williams-Lendor, NYU Langone Health
  • Sunshine Osterman, PhD, NYU Langone Health
  • Andrew Martella, MD, BS, Stanford Health Care
  • Jessica Vadas, PhD, DABR, Mayo Clinic

This webinar is designed to help attendees understand microaggressions and their impacts in health care settings, with emphasis on microaggressions that SGM people might experience. Join a diverse group of panelists to discuss shared experiences and strategies on how individuals impacted by microaggressions or bystanders may respond, as well as how to recover after committing a microaggression.

Registration opens soon!
Future sessions for 2023

Late Summer Session: Diversity in Clinical Trials

Date/Time: TBD
Hosts: Chika Madu, MD, Northwell Health and Rosalyn Morrell, MD, CenterPoint Radiation Oncology
  • Mitchell Machtay, MD, FASTRO, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD, MUSC

Fall Session: Impact of Implicit and Explicit Biases on the Intersectionality of Gender and Historically Excluded Racial Backgrounds

Date/Time: TBD
Host: Parul Barry, MD, UPMC Radiation Oncology
  • ​Sarahgene Defoe, MD, UPMC Radiation Oncology
  • Laura Flores, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Phylicia Gawu, DO, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • Mylin Torres, MD, Emory University

#DEIinRO Past Sessions

Below is a list of the past session topics for DEIinRO. Recordings will be posted one to two weeks after the session concludes.