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Membership Benefits and Categories

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.

Member Benefits Overview

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.

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Active Membership

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/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.
  • 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 - 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

  • 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. View full schedule.
  • 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.
  • Guidelines and White papers – Comprehensive guidelines on standards of treatment and safety white papers.

Resources for Your Practice

  • Coding and reimbursement resources – The ASTRO/ACR Guide to Radiation Oncology Coding 2010 and quarterly webinars on coding and reimbursement best practices.
  • Patient resources – Comprehensive patient brochures, videos and more at the ASTRO patient website.
  • RO MarketPlace – An online buyer's guide for radiation oncology products and services.
  • Listing in "Find a Radiation Oncologist" on www.rtanswers.org.
  • Radiation Oncology Career Center - Online job board to help connect employers and job seekers.
  • IHE-RO - Solutions to your technology integration and interoperability problems through collaboration with industry vendors and our Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - Radiation Oncology (IHE-RO) initiative.
  • Advocacy – ASTRO partners with policy makers to ensure your interests are represented and provides legislative updates to keep you informed.
  • ASTRO Membership Directory – Exclusive online access to the ASTRO Membership Directory.

Savings for Your Practice

  • Health Insurance Program – ASTRO has partnered with JLBG and Aon Affinity to offer members affordable health insurance options.
  • Website template - Free for member radiation oncology facilities.

Membership Dues and Application

Active membership dues are $525 U.S. annually. 

Apply Now!

Apply Now!

Affiliate Membership

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 have not received residency training in radiation oncology, but 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.
  • 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 - 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

  • ASTRO Annual Meeting– The world's largest education and scientific radiation oncology event.
  • Educational live meetings – Multidisciplinary and small meetings.View full schedule.
  • 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.
  • Guidelines and White papers – Comprehensive guidelines on standards of treatment and safety white papers.

Resources for Your Practice

  • Coding and reimbursement resources – The ASTRO/ACR Guide to Radiation Oncology Coding 2010 and quarterly webinars on coding and reimbursement best practices.
  • Patient resources – Comprehensive patient brochures, videos and more at the ASTRO patient website.
  • RO MarketPlace – An online buyer's guide for radiation oncology products and services.
  • Radiation Oncology Career Center - Online job board to help connect employers and job seekers.
  • IHE-RO - Solutions to your technology integrationand interoperability problems through collaboration with industry vendors and our Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - Radiation Oncology (IHE-RO) initiative.
  • Advocacy – ASTRO partners with policy makers to ensure your interests are represented and provides legislative updates to keep you informed.
  • ASTRO Membership Directory – Exclusive online access to the ASTRO Membership Directory.

Savings for Your Practice

  • Health Insurance Program – ASTRO has partnered with JLBG and Aon Affinity to offer members affordable health insurance options.
  • Website template - Free for member radiation oncology facilities.

Membership Dues and Application

Allied membership dues are $525 U.S. annually. 

Apply Now!

Apply Now!

International Membership

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.
  • 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 - 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

  • 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. View full schedule.
  • 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.
  • Guidelines and White papers –  Comprehensive guidelines on standards of treatment and safety white papers.

Resources for Your Practice

  • Patient resources – Comprehensive patient brochures, videos and more at the ASTRO patient website.
  • RO MarketPlace – An online buyer's guide for radiation oncology products and services.
  • Radiation Oncology Career Center – Online job board to help connect employers and job seekers.
  • IHE-RO - Solutions to your technology integration and interoperability problems through collaboration with industry vendors and our Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - Radiation Oncology (IHE-RO) initiative.
  • ASTRO Membership Directory – Exclusive online access to the ASTRO Membership Directory.

Savings for Your Practice

  • Website template - Free for member radiation oncology facilities.

Membership Dues and Application

International membership dues are $330 U.S. annually.

Apply Now!

Apply Now!

Associate Membership

Eligibility Requirements

Non-physician specialists with recognized interests in the aims of the Society, including, but not limited to, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapy physicists, radiation or cancer biologists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and others with occupations and interest in radiation oncology are eligible for Associate membership. This membership category does not have voting rights in the Society.

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.
  • 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 - 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

  • ASTRO Annual Meeting – The world's largest education and scientific radiation oncology event.
  • Physics plenary session – Held at the Annual Meeting for physicist members.
  • Nurse program – Held at the Annual Meeting for nurse and nurse practitioner members.
  • Educational live meetings – Multidisciplinary and small meetings. View full schedule.
  • 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.
  • Guidelines and White papers –  Comprehensive guidelines on standards of treatment and safety white papers.

Resources for Your Practice

  • Coding and reimbursement resources – The ASTRO/ACR Guide to Radiation Oncology Coding 2010 and quarterly webinars on coding and reimbursement best practices.
  • Patient resources – Comprehensive patient brochures, videos and more at the ASTRO patient website.
  • RO MarketPlace – An online buyer's guide for radiation oncology products and services.
  • Radiation Oncology Career Center – Online job board to help connect employers and job seekers.
  • IHE-RO – Solutions to your technology integration and interoperability problems through collaboration with industry vendors and our Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - Radiation Oncology (IHE-RO) initiative.
  • Advocacy – ASTRO partners with policy makers to ensure your interests are represented and provides legislative updates to keep you informed.
  • ASTRO Membership Directory – Exclusive online access to the ASTRO Membership Directory.

Savings for Your Practice

  • Health Insurance Program – ASTRO has partnered with JLBG and Aon Affinity to offer members affordable health insurance options.
  • Website template - Free for member radiation oncology facilities.

Membership Dues and Application

Associate membership dues are $65 U.S. annually.

Apply Now!

Apply Now!

Member-In-Training

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 –  Beginning in January 2012, U.S. members-in-training will receive a free subscription to Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO) thanks to a generous grant from Varian. International members-in-training may subscribe to PRO for a special member-in-training rate of $25. PRO is dedicated to improving the practice of radiation oncology.
  • 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 - 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

  • 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. View full schedule.
  • 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.
  • Guidelines and White Papers – Comprehensive guidelines on standards of treatment and safety white papers.

Resources for Your Future Practice

  • Coding and reimbursement resources – The ASTRO/ACR Guide to Radiation Oncology Coding 2010, and quarterly webinars on coding and reimbursement best practices.
  • Patient resources – Comprehensive patient brochures, videos and more are available on the ASTRO patient website.
  • 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.
  • IHE-RO – Solutions to technology integration and interoperability problems through collaboration with industry vendors and our Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - Radiation Oncology (IHE-RO) initiative.

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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Emeritus Membership

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.
  • 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

  • ASTRO Annual Meeting – the world’s largest education and scientific radiation oncology event. Includes sessions specific to physicist and nurse members.
  • Educational live meetings – multidisciplinary and small meetings. View full schedule.
  • Webinars – Web-based meetings on timely topics.
  • Guidelines and White papers – Comprehensive guidelines on standards of treatment and safety white papers.

Resources

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.

 

Honorary Membership

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.

Nominations for 2014 Honorary Membership will be accepted beginning in January.

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

  • ASTRO Annual Meeting – The world’s largest education and scientific radiation oncology event.
  • Educational live meetings – Multidisciplinary and small meetings. View full schedule.
  • Webinars – Web-based meetings on timely topics.
  • Guidelinesand White papers – Comprehensive guidelines on standards of treatment and safety white papers.

Resources

Savings Opportunities

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

Membership Dues

Honorary membership is offered at no charge.

 

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