Member Categories and Benefits

  • ASTRO recognizes that our industry improves when the radiation oncology team is growing and developing in concert with advancements in the field. To help you stay informed and ahead of trends, ASTRO offers many valuable services.

    Whether you are looking to broaden your education, maintain your certification or improve your practice, ASTRO is here to support you. Members have access to many free resources available both online and in print. Members also receive significant discounts on meetings, products, publications and services, which are developed by radiation oncology leaders.

  • Featured Benefits

    • Advances in Radiation Oncology is ASTRO's new online, open-access journal. Members receive discounted article processing fees.

    • Stay connected with other ASTRO members in the new private online community, the ROhub

    Select your membership category above to learn more about your member benefits.

    Not a member? Review the eligibility requirements and member benefits for each of our membership categories.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Physicians, radiation physicists and radiation or cancer biologists who meet one of any of the following criteria are eligible for Active membership:

    • A physician who is certified in radiation oncology or therapeutic radiology by the American Board of Radiology, or by another board recognized as being of equivalent rank, and who devotes a substantial portion of his or her clinical time to radiation oncology.
    • A radiation physicist who is certified in radiological physics or therapeutic radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology, or by another board recognized as being of equivalent rank, and who devotes a substantial portion of his or her professional time to radiation oncology or radiation sciences.
    • A radiation or cancer biologist who holds a doctoral degree and devotes a substantial portion of his or her professional time to radiation oncology or radiation sciences.

    Membership Benefits

    Active ASTRO members are eligible to receive all of the benefits listed below at special member rates. In addition, Active members have voting rights in the Society, may participate on Society committees and are eligible to hold elected office in the Society.

    Member Communications

    • Red Journal – Free subscription to the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (Red Journal), the leading scientific journal for radiation oncology.
    • PRO– Free subscription to Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), dedicated to improving the practice of radiation oncology.
    • Advances in Radiation Oncology - Online, open-access journal; member rates apply for submissions.
    •  ASTROnews and ASTROgram – Access to the ASTROnews magazine and weekly ASTROgram e-newsletters.
    • ASTRO website – 24/7 access to the ASTRO website, your one-stop resource for breaking news, research, event information, policy and legislative updates, and more.
    • ROhub - Private community for members; includes an enhanced member directory and the ability to network and communicate with peers through forums and smaller community groups.

    Educational Offerings

    • ASTRO Annual Meeting– The world's largest education and scientific radiation oncology event.
    • Physics plenary session - Held at the Annual Meeting for physicist members.
    • Educational live meetings – Multidisciplinary and small meetings.
    • Webinars – Web-based meetings on timely topics.
    • Education credit– Continuing education credit for live and online meetings with ASTRO’s CME, SAM, SA-CME and PQI offerings.
    • Clinical Practice Statements and White papers  – Comprehensive guidelines on standards of treatment and safety white papers.

    Resources for Your Practice

    Savings for Your Practice

    • Health Insurance Program – ASTRO has partnered with JLBG and Aon Affinity to offer members affordable health insurance options.

    Membership Dues and Application

    Active membership dues are $580 U.S. annually. 

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    Eligibility Requirements

    Physicians who have successfully completed residency training in radiation oncology in an accredited radiation oncology program, but who have not been certified in radiation oncology by the ABR, or by another board recognized as being of equivalent rank, are eligible for Affiliate membership. Physicians who are certified in another specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties or by another board recognized as being of equivalent rank and have a demonstrated interest in the management of patients with cancer, are also eligible for Affiliate membership.

    Membership Benefits

    Affiliate ASTRO members are eligible to receive all of the benefits listed below at special member rates. In addition Affiliate ASTRO members have voting rights in the Society and may participate in Society committees.

    Member Communication

    • Red Journal – Free subscription to the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (Red Journal), the leading scientific journal for radiation oncology.
    • PRO – Free subscription to Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), dedicated to improving the practice of radiation oncology.
    • Advances in Radiation Oncology - Online, open-access journal; member rates apply for submissions.
    • ASTROnews and ASTROgram – Access to the ASTROnews magazine and weekly ASTROgram e-newsletters.
    • ASTRO website – 24/7 access to the ASTRO website, your one-stop resource for breaking news, research, event information, policy and legislative updates, and more. 
    •  ROhub - Private community for members; includes an enhanced member directory and the ability to network and communicate with peers through forums and smaller community groups.

    Educational Offerings

    Resources for Your Practice

    Savings for Your Practice

    • Health Insurance Program – ASTRO has partnered with JLBG and Aon Affinity to offer members affordable health insurance options.

    Membership Dues and Application

    Allied membership dues are $580 U.S. annually. 

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    Eligibility Requirements

    Physicians, radiation physicists and radiation or cancer biologists who devote a substantial portion of their professional time to radiation oncology or radiation sciences and who reside outside of the United States are eligible for International membership. International physician members shall either be board certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or a board recognized by the Board of Directors as being of equivalent rank to the ABR, or hold membership in a national or regional radiation oncology society in their country or region of practice.

    Membership Benefits

    International ASTRO members are eligible to receive all of the benefits listed below at special member rates. In addition, International members have voting rights in the Society and may participate on Society committees.

    Member Communications

    • Red Journal – Free subscription to the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (Red Journal), the leading scientific journal for radiation oncology.
    • PRO – Free subscription to Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), dedicated to improving the practice of radiation oncology.
    • Advances in Radiation Oncology - Online, open-access journal; member rates apply for submissions.
    • ASTROnews and ASTROgram – Online access to the ASTROnews magazine and weekly ASTROgram e-newsletters.
    • ASTRO website – 24/7 access to the ASTRO website, your one-stop resource for breaking news, research, event information, policy and legislative updates, and more.
    • ROhub - Private community for members; includes an enhanced member directory and the ability to network and communicate with peers through forums and smaller community groups.

    Educational Offerings

    • ASTRO Annual Meeting – The world's largest education and scientific radiation oncology event.
    • Physics plenary session - Held at the Annual Meeting for physicist members.
    • Educational live meetings – Multidisciplinary and small meetings. 
    • Webinars  – Web-based meetings on timely topics.
    • Education credit – Continuing education credit for live and online meetings with ASTRO’s CME, SAM, SA-CME and PQI offerings.
    • Clinical Practice Statements and White papers –  Comprehensive guidelines on standards of treatment and safety white papers.

    Resources for Your Practice

    Membership Dues and Application

    International membership dues are $365 U.S. annually.

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    Eligibility Requirements

    Non-physician clinical health care specialists or other individuals who work in a clinical health care environment who have recognized interests in the aims of the Society, including, but not by way of limitation, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation or cancer biologists, physician assistants, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and practice administrators are eligible for associate membership.

    Membership Benefits

    Associate ASTRO members are eligible to receive all of the benefits listed below at special member rates. In addition, Associate members may participate on Society committees.

    Member Communications

    • Red Journal – Discounted subscription to the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (Red Journal), the leading scientific journal for radiation oncology.
    • PRO – Discounted subscription to Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), dedicated to improving the practice of radiation oncology.
    • Advances in Radiation Oncology - Online, open-access journal; member rates apply to submissions.
    • ASTROnews and ASTROgram – Access to the ASTROnews magazine and weekly ASTROgram e-newsletters.
    • ASTRO website – 24/7 access to the ASTRO website, your one-stop resource for breaking news, research, event information, policy and legislative updates, and more. 
    • ROhub - Private community for members; includes an enhanced member directory and the ability to network and communicate with peers through forums and smaller community groups.

    Educational Offerings

    Resources for Your Practice

    Savings for Your Practice

    • Health Insurance Program – ASTRO has partnered with JLBG and Aon Affinity to offer members affordable health insurance options (domestic members only).

    Membership Dues and Application

    Associate membership dues are $125 U.S. annually.

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    Eligibility Requirements

    U.S. and international residents who are in an accredited therapeutic radiation oncology program are eligible for Member-in-Training membership. Members-in-Training must apply for Active, Affiliate or International membership within 30 days of completing their residency program. Member-in-Training status will automatically terminate if an application is not submitted within the 30-day period. 

    Membership Benefits

    Member Communications

    • Red Journal– U.S. and international members-in-training may subscribe to the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (Red Journal), for a special member-in-training rate of $50. The Red Journal is the leading scientific journal dedicated to radiation oncology. To subscribe, contact ASTRO Membership.
    • PRO –  U.S. and international members-in-training may subscribe to Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO) for a special member-in-training rate of $25. PRO is dedicated to improving the practice of radiation oncology.
    • Advances in Radiation Oncology - Online, open-access journal; member rates apply for submissions.
    • ASTROnews and ASTROgrams – Online access to ASTROnews magazine and weekly ASTROgram e-newsletters.
    • ASTRO website – 24/7 access to your one-stop resource for news, research, event information, policy and legislative updates and more. 
    • ROhub  - Private community for members; includes an enhanced member directory and the ability to network and communicate with peers through forums and smaller community groups.

    Educational Offerings

    • ASTRO Annual Meeting – The world’s largest education and scientific radiation oncology event. An ARRO meeting – specifically for members-in-training is held at the Annual Meeting.
    • Educational live meetings – Multidisciplinary and small meetings.
    • Webinars – Free access to Web-based meetings on timely topics.
    • Journal Club- Free monthly webinar series exclusively offered to members-in-training.
    • Education credit – Continuing education credit offered for online and live meetings with ASTRO’s CME, SAM, SA-CME and PQI offerings.
    • Clinical Practice Statements and White Papers – Comprehensive guidelines on standards of treatment and safety white papers.

    Resources for Your Future Practice

    • Coding and reimbursement resources – The ASTRO Radiation Oncology Coding Resource and webinars on coding and reimbursement best practices.
    • Patient resources – Comprehensive patient brochures, videos and more.
    • RO MarketPlace – Online buyer's guide for radiation oncology products and services.
    • Radiation Oncology Career Center – Online job board to help connect employers and job seekers.
    • Advocacy – ASTRO partners with policy makers to ensure your interests are represented and provides legislative updates so you stay informed.

    Savings for You and Your Future Practice

    • Health Insurance Program – ASTRO has partnered with JLBG and Aon Affinity to offer domestic members affordable health insurance options.

    Membership Dues and Application

    Member-in-Training membership is offered free of charge.

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    Eligibility Requirements

    Emeritus membership may be conferred by the Board of Directors of the Society upon request to the Secretary/Treasurer for any Active, Associate, Affiliate or International member who has been a member for at least five of the prior seven years and who has voluntarily retired from active practice or who has been retired for at least one year by reason of physical disability.

    Membership Benefits

    Emeritus ASTRO members are eligible to receive the benefits listed below at special member rates.

    Member Communications

    • Red Journal – Discounted subscription to the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (Red Journal), the leading scientific journal for radiation oncology.
    • PRO – Discounted subscription to Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), dedicated to improving the practice of radiation oncology.
    • Advances in Radiation Oncology - Online, open-access journal; member rates apply for submissions.
    • ASTROnews and ASTROgram – Online access to ASTROnews magazine and weekly ASTROgram e-newsletters.
    • ASTRO website – 24/7 access to your one-stop resource for breaking news, research, event information, policy and legislative updates and more.
    • ROhub - Private community for members; includes an enhanced member directory and the ability to network and communicate with peers through forums and smaller community groups.

    Educational Offerings

    Resources

    • Coding and reimbursement resources – The ASTRO Radiation Oncology Coding Resource and webinars on coding and reimbursement best practices.
    • Patient resources – Comprehensive patient brochures, videos and more.
    • RO MarketPlace – Online buyer's guide for radiation oncology products and services.
    • Advocacy – ASTRO partners with policy makers to ensure your interests are represented and provides legislative updates so you stay informed.
    • ASTRO Membership Directory – Exclusive online access to the ASTRO Membership Directory.

    Savings Opportunities

    • Health Insurance Program – ASTRO has partnered with JLBG and Aon Affinity to offer members affordable health insurance options.

    Membership Dues

    Emeritus membership is offered at no charge.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Honorary Membership is the highest honor ASTRO bestows upon distinguished cancer researchers and leaders in disciplines other than radiation oncology, radiation physics or radiobiology. Honorary members cannot be eligible for Active ASTRO membership and must be nominated and supported by Active ASTRO members. The ASTRO Board of Directors is responsible for reviewing nominations and selecting Honorary members. Please see awards for detailed nomination instructions and selection criteria.

    The deadline for 2016 Honorary Membership nominations is April 29, 2016.

    Member Benefits

    Honorary ASTRO members are eligible to receive all of the benefits listed below at special ASTRO member rates.

    Member Communications

    • Red Journal – Discounted subscription to the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (Red Journal), the leading scientific journal for radiation oncology.
    • PRO – Discounted subscription to Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), dedicated to improving the practice of radiation oncology.
    • ASTROnews and ASTROgram – Online access to ASTROnews magazine and weekly ASTROgram e-newsletters.
    • ASTRO website – 24/7 access to your one-stop resource for breaking news, research, event information, policy and legislative updates and more.
    • ROhub - ASTRO's new private community for members. It includes an enhanced member directory and the ability to network and communicate with peers through forums and smaller community groups.

    Educational Offerings

    Resources

    Savings Opportunities

    • Health Insurance Program – ASTRO has partnered with JLBG and Aon Affinity to offer domestic members affordable health insurance options.

    Membership Dues

    Honorary membership is offered at no charge.