Keynote Speakers

The Annual Meeting keynote speakers give our membership an opportunity to hear from individuals whose breadth and vision extends beyond the specialty of radiation oncology to inform them about the bigger picture of the rapidly changing health care environment. With their knowledge and expertise, this year’s keynote speakers will continue to highlight the meeting theme Artificial Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence: Caring for the Patient in a Wireless World.

Wendy Dean

Ruha Benjamin, PhD
Race to the Future? Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology & Society
Monday, October 24
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

  • Professor, Department of African American Studies, Director of Graduate Affairs, Princeton University.
  • Specializes in interdisciplinary study of science, medicine, and technology; race-ethnicity and gender; knowledge and power.
  • Author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (Stanford University Press 2013), Race After Technology (Polity 2019).
  • Editor of Captivating Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life (Duke University Press 2019), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.
  • Talk will discuss the themes outlined in Race After Technology, including the social dimensions of data science, discriminatory design in technology, and how digital tools can replicate existing hierarchies and propagate racist policies.
Wendy Dean

Richard Deming, MD
Above and Beyond Cancer: Optimal Living in Survivorship
Tuesday, October 25
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

  • Medical Director at MercyOne Des Moines Cancer Center.
  • Radiation Oncology Specialist with over 41 years of experience in the medical field.
  • Founder of Above and Beyond Cancer which takes cancer survivors and their families on international adventures to places like the Mount Everest Base Camp or the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Talk will focus on experience with Above and Beyond Cancer foundation and patient experiences.

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