ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meeting
– 25, 2013
Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta
Meeting is the premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology and attracts
more than 11,000 oncologists from all disciplines, medical physicists,
dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and nurse
practitioners, biologists, physician assistants, practice administrators,
industry representatives and other health care professionals from around the
world. The theme of the 2013 meeting is “Patients: Hope • Guide • Heal,” and
the meeting will focus on patient-centered care and the importance of the
physician’s role in improving patient-reported outcomes and the quality and
safety of patient care.
As of August 1, 2013, keynote and featured
speakers for the 55th Annual Meeting include William B. Munier, MD, director of
the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality; Darrell G. Kirch, MD, president and CEO of the
Association of American Medical Colleges; James Cosgrove, PhD, director of the
U.S. Government Accountability Office; Otis W. Brawley, MD, chief medical
officer of the American Cancer Society; and Peter Friedl, MD, PhD, of St.
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre at the University of Nijmegen and MD
Anderson Cancer Center.
There will be a dedicated Press Room available to
credentialed journalists during the following hours:
September 22: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Monday, September 23: 7:00 a.m. –
- Tuesday, September 24: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 25: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Briefings will be held each day. Download
2013 Embargo Policy:
abstracts accepted for presentation at ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meeting, September
22-25, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center, are embargoed until the date
and time of scientific presentation or presentation at an ASTRO News Briefing,
whichever occurs first. The Embargo Policy applies to all abstracts regardless
of whether information is obtained from another source. Failure to abide by the
Embargo Policy may result in suspension of press credentials at the 55th Annual
Meeting as well as future meetings, and may also impact the ability to receive
advance press materials for future meetings.
2013 Annual Meeting Press Kit
Press Policies and Media Registration
Download the News Briefings schedule.
Corporate Member Press Guidelines and Virtual
Institutional Press Guidelines and Virtual
Videotaping and Recording Policies