ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting


All Live SA-CME sessions are open to the paid meeting attendees, but only Live SA-CME ticket holders can participate in the Live SA-CME component of these sessions. Pre-registration is required and can be done on-site at the registration desk if seats are available. 

Special sessions have been designated as Live Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) Sessions to help physician and physicist attendees meet the requirements of the American Board of Radiology’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Attendance at the Live SA-CME Sessions are open to all attendees, but only Live SA-CME ticket holders are eligible to earn SA-CME credit. The target audience for these sessions is American physicians who are maintaining their certification. 

Only a limited number of Live SA-CME tickets are available at these high-demand sessions, so we encourage you to register early to sercure your seat at these sessions.  Changes to Live SA-CME sessions can be made until August 24, 2017.  After August 24, 2017, no changes can be made to the sessions online, however if you wish to add a Live SA-CME on-site you may do so at the registration desk prior to the session if seats are still available.

Participation Guidelines

  1. Arrive at the designated Live SA-CME Session room 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the session and join the queue for Live SA-CME Session ticket holders.
  2. ASTRO staff will then collect your ticket for the session and in exchange will provide you with information how to access the assessment. You may access the assessment using the provide link (via your phone, smart device, personal computer). It is suggested that assessments be completed as soon as possible no later than October 2, 2017.
  3. To earn credit for your participation, you must earn a minimum score of 80 percent on the assessment questions. If these minimum requirements are NOT met, credits will not be granted and no refunds, exchanges or transfers will be given.
  4. You will receive your results via email approximately 60 days post-meeting. An email will be sent with your individual score and directions on how to print your certificate of completion from the ASTRO website. Your SA-CME credits will be uploaded into your “CME/MOC Transcript” page on the new ASTRO Academy ( and, if you choose, you can have your credits automatically transferred to the ABR through the credit gateway. 

Live SA-CME Session Policies

  • If Live SA-CME Session ticket holders are not in the room 15 minutes before the scheduled start time their seat may be given away to another attendee.
  • Registrants using the mobile device option will need to bring their own mobile device and are responsible for ensuring that it is charged and can connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or a cellular network connection.
  • No refunds, extensions or substitutions will be made for those registrants who, for any reason, were unable to attend or were tardy for the session. Attendees who are more than 5 minutes late to the session will not be able to participate in the Live SA-CME component.

ASTRO and ABR staff are available at CE Central, located on the Upper Level on the Ballroom 6 Lobby to answer any questions about Live SA-CME Sessions, SA-CME requirements, ASTRO’s SA-CME offerings or MOC.

Live SA-CME Fees

Please note that Live SA-CME registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable to another attendee or meeting.

Member (all categories) $50
Nonmember (all categories) $50

Live SA-CME Schedule

Time Credits Sessions  
Sunday, September 24  
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 1.5 Panel 02: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things: Decision Making, Bias, And Medical Error Ajay Kapur, PhD, Daylian Cain, PhD, Derek Brown, PhD, and Suzzanne Evans, MD
Monday, September 25
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 1.5 Panel 06: Are you down with QPP? You better be if you want $ David C. Beyer, MD, FASTRO, Angela Kennedy, MBA, DC, Emily Wilson, BS, and Anne Hubbard, MBA
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 1.5 Session 7: eContouring for GI **Included in eContouring purchase Tracey Schefter, MD, and Joespeh Herma, MD, MS
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 1.5 Educational Session 18: Advances in Endometrial Cancer Julie K. Schwarz, MD, PhD and Kaled M. Alektiar, MD, FASTRO
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 1.5 Session 8: eContouring for Prostate Cancer **Included in eContouring purchase Micheal Zelefsky, MD, and Steven Finklestein, MD
Tuesday, September 26
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1.25 Educational Session 20: Optimizing Post-Prostatectomy Radiotherapy: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective Robert B. Den, MD, Emmanual S. Antonarakis, MD, and Stephan J. Freedland, MD
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1.25 Educational Session 23: Practical Management, Emerging Evidence and Technologic Advances in Small Cell Lung Cancer Mark V. Mishra, MD, Alexander V Louie, MD, PhD, MSc, FRCPC, Vinai Gondi, MD, and Ben J. Slotman, MD, PhD
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  1.5 Educational Session 24: Esophagus and Gastric Cancer: Contemporary Treatment Approaches Jennifer Y. Wo, MD, and Michael G. Haddock, MD
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1.5 Educational Session 25: Late Toxicity of Radiation for Breast Cancer: Overblown or Under-Appreciated? Jean L. Wright, MD, Julia S. Wong, MD, Alphonse G. Taghian, MD, PhD, David E. Wazer, MD, FASTRO, and Sarah Hamilton, MD, BS
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 1.5 Educational Session 29Diversity and Inclusion: Leadership Imperatives in Radiation Oncology Curtiland Deville Jr, MD, Johnson Lightfoote, MD, MBA, and Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 1.5 Panel 13: Ethics in Radiation Oncology Sarah Donaldson, MD, FASTRO, Anthony Zeitman, MD, FASTRO, Terry Wall, MD, JD, FASTRO, and Joel Tepper, MD, FASTRO
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 1.5 Educational Session 35: Pediatric Brain Tumors Shannon MacDonald, MD and Ranjit S. Binder, MD
Wednesday, September 27
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1.25 Educational Session 37: Advancements in Clinical Brachytherapy Luc Beaulieu, PhD, J. Adam M. Cunha, PhD, and Michael Ghilezan, MD, PhD
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1.5 Educational Session 44: Managing Brain Metastases in the 21st Century: Treatment Options and Case Discussions Eric Lin Chang, MD, FASTRO, John Britte Fievash, MD, Jon Kniesly, MD, and Yoshiya Yamda, MD, FRCPC

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