ASTRO's 60th Annual Meeting

Live SA-CME Sessions

Special sessions have been designated as Live Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) sessions to help physicians and physicist attendees meet the requirements of the American Board of Radiology’s (ABR) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. The target audience for these sessions is physicians who are maintaining their ABR certification.

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.

Only a limited number of Live SA-CME tickets are available at these high-demand sessions, so we encourage you to register early to secure your seat at these sessions. Changes to Live SA-CME registration can be made until September 13, 2018. After this date, registration changes cannot be made 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. Please see the full schedule of Live SA-CME below.

Participation Guidelines

  1. Arrive at the designated Live SA-CME session room 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the session and scan your badge.
  2. You may access your registered SA-CME by logging into academy.astro.org (via your phone, smart device, personal computer).
    • Use your ASTRO credentials (email address and password) to log in.
    • Use the forgot password link if needed.
    • Use the Academy Help Center to navigate. Additional instructions will also be provided at the Live SA-CME session room.
    • Please Note: On-site registrations may take up to 15 minutes to show up in your ASTRO Academy. Be sure to register well before any session you want to attend.
  3. To earn credit for your participation, you must earn a minimum score of 80% on the assessment questions.
    • You may retake the assessment if needed.
    • If these minimum requirements are NOT met, credits will not be granted, and no refunds, exchanges or transfers will be given.
    • It is suggested that assessments be completed as soon as possible. The final deadline to complete your assessment is November 2, 2018.
  4. Upon successful completion of your assessment, please take a moment to complete the evaluation and claim your credit. (Your credit will not be awarded until you complete these steps.)
  5. From this point, you may view/print your certificate. You may also access your certificate by returning to ASTRO Academy and navigating to your completed courses in the “My Activities” tab.
  6. If you have any questions about how to access your course, please refer to the ASTRO Academy Help Center.

Live SA-CME Session Policies

  • Registrants will need to bring their own mobile device, tablet or laptop 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, late to the session, or do not complete the assessment by the deadline.
  • While we encourage you to complete your SA-CME assessments during or directly after each session, participants will have until Friday, November 2, 2018. After this date, ASTRO staff cannot extend access for you to complete your Live SA-CME assessment.

ASTRO and ABR staff are available at CE Central, located in the Main Lobby, outside Hall 1, 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 non-refundable and nontransferable to another attendee or meeting.

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


Live SA-CME Schedule

Time Credits Sessions Speakers
Saturday, October 20
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1.5 PRO Track 2: Head and Neck Cancer (HPV+ve) [included as part of PRO Track ticket] Beth Beadle, MD
Sue Yom, MD, PhD
David Brizel, MD, FASTRO
Sunday, October 21
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 1.5 EDU 01: The Modern Management of Brain Metastases Yoshiya Yamada, MD, FRCPC
Eric Chang, MD, FASTRO
John Fiveash, MD
Jonathan Knisely, MD FASTRO
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 1.5 EDU 05: Esophagus and Gastric Cancer: Contemporary Treatment Approaches Michael Haddock, MD
Jennifer Wo, MD
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 1.5 eContouring for Gynecological Cancer [included as part of ticket] Akila Viswanathan, MD
Christine Fisher, MD
Monday, October 22
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1.25 EDU 09: Management of Adult Sarcoma Andrew Bishop, MD
Elizabeth Baldini, MD, MPH
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 1.5 eContouring for CNS/SBRT
[included as part of ticket]
Kristin Redmond, MD
Simon Lo, MD
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 1.5 Joint Session 03: ASTRO-ASCO Joint Session: Genomics to Personalize Breast Cancer Treatment: On the Evolving Road to Minimize Overtreatment Peter Chen, MD, FACR
Laura Esserman, MD, MBA
Shelley Hwang, MD
Abram Recht, MD, FASTRO
Douglas Yee, MD
Eleanor Harris, MD, FASTRO 
Tuesday, October 23
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1.25 EDU 19: Advances in Cervical Cancer Lilie Lin, MD
Mitchell Kamrava, MD
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1.25 EDU 22: Clinical and Planning Approaches for Re-Irradiation Martha Matuszak, PhD
Mary Feng, MD
Thomas FitzGerald, MD
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1.5 EDU 25: Translational Genomics to Advance Precision Radiation Oncology Kent Mouw, MD, PhD
Joanne Weidhaas, MD, PhD
Nadeem Riaz,, MD, MS
Daniel Spratt, MD
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 1.5 EDU 27: Clinical Safety, Toxicity and Efficacy of Immunotherapies in Combination with Radiation Therapy Andrew Sharabi, MD, PhD
Jonathan Schoenfeld, MD
Charles Drake, MD, PhD
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 1.5 Panel 14: ASTRO-ILROG Joint Session: The New ILROG Guidelines: Come and Learn How to Use ISRP, Hear it from the Experts who wrote the Guidelines Bouthaina, Dabaja, MD
George Mikhaeel, MBBCh, MSc, FRCR
Andrea Ng, MD
Joachim Yahalom, MD, FASTRO
Lena Specht, MD, PhD
Wednesday, October 24
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1.25 EDU 36: How to Incorporate MRI and PET Imaging into Clinical Practice for Prostate Cancer Robert Den, MD
Ashesh Jani, MD
Robert Karnes, MD
Mohummad Siddiqui, MD
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1.5 EDU 37: Elective Volumes in Common Head and Neck Cancers - Identifying Nodal and Non-nodal Volumes at Risk

Nikhil Joshi, MD
Jimmy Caudell MD, PhD
Matthew Witek, MD

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1.5 Panel 20: Defining the Clinical Target Volume: From the Art to the Science Thomas Bortfeld, PhD
Anca Grosu, MD, PhD
Robert Jeraj, PhD
Laurence Court, PhD
3:15 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. 1.5 Panel 22: Translating Needs into Action: Adolescent and Yong Adult Cancer Care for the Radiation Oncologist Shekinah Elmore, MD, MPH
Raphael Yechieli, MD
Lorraine Drapek, DNP
Ronald Chen, MD, MPH
3:15 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. 1.5 Panel 23: An Evidence-Driven Guide to Thinking Through Radiation and Surgery for Brain Metastasis Lawrence Kleinberg, MD
Stephen Shiao, MD, PhD
Stephanie Weiss, MD
Kathryn Beal, MD
Scott Soltys, MD
Erin Murphy, MD