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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 eight 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. 


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

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m Eastern time
The link to live session will be posted here closer to the date. 


Attend an engaging and honest discussion about the challenges facing Black men and their health and what can be done to help overcome these challenges.

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.

This session be recorded and will be available after the panel concludes. 
View more information about speakers and session. 

Sexual Gender Minorities/LGBTQI+ Issues in Radiation Oncology

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m Eastern time
The link to live session will be posted here closer to the date. 


Learn about the key issues facing the sexual gender minitorities and the LGBTQI+ 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

This session be recorded and will be available after the panel concludes. 
View more information about speakers and session. 

DEIinRO: Recruitment in Radiation Oncology

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m Eastern time
The link to live session will be posted here closer to the date. 


Watch this 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

This session be recorded and will be available after the panel concludes. 
View more information about speakers and session. 

Social Determinants of Health - Understanding Barriers to Overcome Obstacles

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m Eastern time
The link to live session will be posted here closer to the date. 


Don't miss out on this panel of experts that will discuss the social detriments of health and potential ways to overcome the challenges.

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

This session be recorded and will be available after the panel concludes. 
View more information about speakers and session. 

Women in Leadership Town Hall

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m Eastern time
The link to live session will be posted here closer to the date. 


Attend this engaging conversation about women in leadership roles in the health community.

Host: Malika Siker, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Panel: Parul Barry, MD, UPMC Department of Radiation Oncology
Iris Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO, Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Ranna Parekh, MD, MPH, American College of Cardiology

This session be recorded and will be available after the panel concludes. 
View more information about speakers and session. 

#DEIinRO Upcoming Sessions

Below is a list of upcoming session topics for DEIinRO. Dates and times for these sessions are coming soon. 

Addressing Structural Racism & Radiation Oncology

Panel information coming soon!


ASTRO's Health Equity Legislative Priority

Panel information coming soon!

#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.

 


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

View more information about speakers and session.