2019 ASTRO 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 August 15, 2019. 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.

Live SA-CME Directions

1.  Log in to the ASTRO Academy .
          Login: ASTRO credentials (email address)
          PW: ASTRO credentials (use the forgot password link if needed)
2.  Scroll down to see your purchased Live SA-CME  session in your Pending Activities.
3.  Select  your session and click "Take Course" and follow the steps to complete the assessment.

  • To complete the assessment, navigate the activity content through the course progress bar on the left.
  • To earn credit, you must attend the entire session and earn a minimum score of 80% on the assessment questions.
  • You may retake the assessment as needed.
  • Upon successful completion, you may view, print or save your Certificate by clicking the Completed tab.
1. Complete the SA-CME assessment during or directly after the session (but no later than Monday, September 23, 2019)

2. No refunds, exchanges or transfers will be given.

3. If you have any questions during or after the meeting, come see us at CE Central, Main Lobby or email elearning.

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 in to 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 September 23, 2019.
  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 September 23, 2019. After this date, ASTRO staff cannot extend access for you to complete your Live SA-CME assessment.

Live SA-CME Fees

Category Fee
Member (all categories) $50                    
Monmember (all categories) $50

Live SA-CME Schedule

Date Time Credits Sessions Speakers
Saturday, 9/14/2019 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 1.25 PRO 06 - Clinical Cases in Gastrointestinal Oncology (Included as part of the PRO Track ticket) Manisha Palta, MD
Salma Jabbour, MD
Sunday, 9/15/2019 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1.25 ECON 02 - Challenging Cases in eContouring for Head and Neck Cancer
(Included as part of the eContouring ticket)
Andrew Bayley, MD
Tabby Kennedy, MD
Sunday, 9/15/2019 1:15 p.m.  - 2:30 p.m. 1.25 JS 01 - Joint RUSSCO-ASTRO-SPRO Session on Palliative Radiation Therapy in Incurable Patients: Keeping Symptoms Down and Hope High Timur Mitin, MD, PhD
Natalia Dengina, MD, PhD
Candice Johnstone, MD, MPH
Benjamin Corn, MD, FASTRO
Sunday, 9/15/2019 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 1.25 ECON 03 - eContouring for Oligometastatic SBRT Kristen Redmond, MD, MPH
Simon Lo, MD
Monday, 9/16/2019 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1.00 EDU 05 - Management of the Axilla in the Era of Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy Rachel Jimenz, MD
Monica Morrow, MD
Bruce Haffty, MD, FASTRO
Simona Shaitelman, MD, EdM
Monday, 9/16/2019 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 1.25 PAN 10 - Radiation Therapy for Basal and Squamous Cell Cancers of the Skin: An ASTRO Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline Phillip Devlin, MD, FACR, FASTRO, FFRRCSI
Lisa Bradfield, CAE
Anna Likhacheva, MD, MPH
Christopher Barker, MD
Sandra Zaky, MD
Jessica Geiger, MD
Tuesday, 9/17/2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 1.25 WKSH 06 - Immunotherapies in Combination with Radiation Therapy: Optimal Study Design Sandra Demaria, MD
David Raben, MD, FASTRO
Bridget Koontz, MD
Johathan Knisely, MD FASTRO
Tuesday, 9/17/2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 1.25 EDU 15 - Biomarkers in Radiation Oncology: Past, Present and Future Anthony Apicelli, MD, PhD
Felix Feng, MD
Adam Dicker, MD, PhD, FASTRO
Quynh-Thu Le, MD, FASTRO
Tuesday, 9/17/2019 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1.25 PAN 15 - Gynecological Oncology in the Era of Precision Medicine Tracey Schefter, MD
Tracy Sheretz, MD
Carien Creutzberg, MD, PhD
Timothy Showalter, MD, MPH
Julie Schwarz, MD, PhD
Jocelyn Chapman
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1.00 EDU 23 - Practical Considerations in the Modern Management of Small Cell Lung Cancer Alexander Louie, MD, PhD, MSc, FRCPC
Shankar Siva, PhD, MBBS, FRANZCR
David Palma, MD, PhD
Chad Rusthoven, MD
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1.00 EDU 25 - Minimizing Toxicity through Multidisciplinary Care of Complex Head and Neck Cancer Cases Minh Tam Truong, MD, MBBS
Sue Yom, MD, PhD
Jose Zevallos, MD
Jill Gilbert, MD
Christina Chapman, MD, MS
Roi Dagan, MD, MS
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1.25 EDU 27 - Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Solid Tumor Spinal Metastases: A Practical Case Based Discussion Krisin Redmond, MD, MPH
Amol Ghia, MD
Behrang Amini, MS, PhD
Raju Raval, MD, DPhil
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 1.25 EDU 28 - Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Ready for Primetime? Felix Feng, MD
Bridget Koontz, MD
Richard Valicenti, MD, FASTRO
Phuoc Tran, MD, PhD