2019 ASTRO Annual Meeting

Presidential Symposium

The Presidential Symposium will have a new, innovative format this year. We are looking for feedback from attendees on table topics to help us shape the sessions. Watch the video below and share you thoughts on the exclusive ROhub community. To learn more read Dr. DeWeese's blog post.


Curing Metastatic Disease with Radiotherapy: Myth or Reality?

The 2019 ASTRO Annual Meeting Presidential Symposium is unveiling a new opening session format that is both provocative and collaborative.

We invite you to join us for this exciting and interactive symposium that will challenge assumptions about radiation therapy and our role in the future of cancer care.


General Session
Expanded Learning Sessions
(The META)
Table Talks
The first part of the Symposium will take place in the general session room and will be comprised of three, level-setting talks and an Oxford style debate allowing for a fun and educational dialogue to help unveil and explore where controversies lie. Next, attendees will self-select one of 12 facilitated breakout sessions. Each of the 12 sessions will focus on one aspect of the overall Symposium topic engaging attendees in smaller groups with a facilitator. Following the expanded learning sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to continue their discussions in at table talks in the Exhibit Hall providing a more intimate and detailed learning environment.


Expanded Learning Sessions - META - Pick a Side!

Expanded Learning Session #1 Immunotherapy Will Only Be Curative if Delivered With Radiation Therapy
Expanded Learning Session #2 Biologic/Genetic Markers are the Only Method to Select Patients for Combined Radiation and Immunotherapy
Expanded Learning Session #3 Imaging at the Micrometer Scale is Possible and Required for Radiation Therapy to Cure Metastatic Disease
Expanded Learning Session #4 Treating the Primary Site is Necessary in Curing Metastatic Disease
Expanded Learning Session #5 Radiation Therapy is Redefining the Cure of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Expanded Learning Session #6 Radiation Therapy is Becoming the Standard for Curing Oligometastatic Lung Cancer
Expanded Learning Session #7 Radiation Therapy for Metastatic GI Cancer Improves Patient Prognosis
Expanded Learning Session #8 Radiation Therapy for Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer Will Replace Systemic Therapy
Expanded Learning Session #9 We Have Not Maximized the Radiotherapeutic Potential for Curing Brain Metastases
Expanded Learning Session #10 Radiopharmaceuticals Will Replace External Beam RT for Treatment of Metastasis in the Next Decade
Expanded Learning Session #11 Artificial Intelligence Will Drive Who We Treat for Cure With Metastatic Disease and How We Treat Them
Expanded Learning Session #12 Treatment of Oligometastatic Disease With Radiation Will Allow Survival to Soar in Low Income Nations

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