ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting

Special Events

The following events require separate registration and an additional fee. Only full conference attendees are eligible for these events. One-day conference attendees may only register for the events on the day they register to attend the meeting (with the exception of Saturday events). Space is limited, so please register early. Please note that events and fees are subject to change.

Saturday, September 23

ACGME Workshop - ACGME Residency Training in the New Accreditation System: Update on the First Year of Implementation for Radiation Oncology

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The ACGME New Accreditation System (NAS) has been in place for one year for Phase II programs. This session will provide an update to radiation oncology residency program directors and program coordinators on the implementation of the NAS, including program update, changes in program requirements and NAS accreditation reviews. Additional topics will include challenges of implementing the requirements of the NAS and an opportunity for attendees to share their challenges and local solutions. This session will provide information which will be applicable to attendees in their own programs.

Grant Writing Workshop

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Competition for precious few grant dollars is fierce. Learning how to craft the best grant application is essential to a productive and long research career. ASTRO is here to help with this 4-hour grant writing workshop. Led by ASTRO members with a successful grant portfolio, this workshop will teach you how to structure and sell your work. Learn from the experts about the ins and outs of the grant writing, peer review and critiquing process.

Sunday, September 24

Nurses' Welcome Orientation Luncheon

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Open to Nurse/Nurse Practitioner registrants only
*All Nurse/Nurse Practitioner registrants have this luncheon included with their registration and will receive a ticket. Box Lunch provided.

This Nurse's Luncheon is designed to address the educational needs of radiation oncology nurses. Open to nurse/nurse practitioner registrants only.

Monday, September 25

ASTRO Grant Awardee Networking Breakfast (INVITE ONLY EVENT)

7:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Breakfast provided.

Each year ASTRO awards several grants to its members including the Junior Faculty Award, the Resident Seed Grant and the Minority Summer Training Fellowship. These awards provide an opportunity for members to conduct research and start a research career in radiation oncology. Award recipients and their mentors are invited to the Annual Grant Awardees Breakfast to network with other awardees and mentors while also learning tips on navigating a research career and resources that can help you establish and maintain a successful career. 


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Box Lunch provided.

Join us for the annual AAWR/ASTRO Luncheon to learn more about leadership as it relates to women in the field of radiation oncology.

Tuesday, September 26

ASTRO-NCI Diversity Symposium and Breakfast - The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Cancer Care for Underserved Communities: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast will be provided.

Improving health care disparities in cancer care represents a significant challenge to the oncology community. This session will focus on the multiple factors contributing to these disparities and broader effect on local populations. Through community-based research, radiation oncologists can improve the lives of local underserved populations and make a direct, positive and lasting impact on cancer health disparities. Expert speakers who have successfully participated in community research addressing cancer health disparities will describe their experiences. Upon completion of this session, attendees will have a better understanding of how they can help local communities address cancer health disparities in their own practice.

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