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ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting

ASTRO’s Annual 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 2014 meeting is “Targeting Cancer: Technology and Biology,” and the Presidential Symposium, “Local-regional Management of Breast Cancer: A Changing Paradigm,” will feature Jay R. Harris, MD, FASTRO, and Thomas A. Buchholz, MD, FASTRO, to highlight recent practice-changing, landmark studies and current developments in the local-regional management of breast cancer.

Keynote speakers for the 56th Annual Meeting include Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Radiology and the Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, DSc, Professor Emeritus and the David A. Wood Distinguished Professor of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research of the University of California at San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Sidney Dekker, PhD, MA, MSc, Professor and Director of the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

There will be a dedicated Press Room available during the hours listed below, and ASTRO News Briefings will be held each day.  

ASTRO Online Conference Planner (online access to schedule of events and abstracts) 

Press Room Hours
Sunday, September 14: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, September 15: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 16: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 17: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2014 Annual Meeting News Briefings Schedule

Each News Briefing and the Meet the Expert presentation will be presented via live webcast.  

 Sunday, September 14, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
"ASTRO 2014: Hot Topics"
Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO, ASTRO president and chair of the 2014 Annual Meeting Steering Committee

Monday, September 15, 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
"Developments in Prostate Cancer Treatment"
Moderator Colleen A.F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO, ASTRO chair

Monday, September 15, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
"Palliative Care, Quality of Life and Patient-reported Outcomes"
Moderator Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH

Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
"Advances in Lung Cancer"
Moderator Benjamin Movsas, MD, FASTRO

Tuesday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
"Novel Approaches and Combination Therapies"
Moderator Theodore L. DeWeese, MD

Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Meet the Expert: "Technology and Biology: The Next Generation of Progress"
Moderator Laura A. Dawson, MD  

2014 Embargo Policy


All abstracts accepted for presentation at ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting, September 14-17, 2014, at the Moscone 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 56th Annual Meeting as well as future meetings, and may also impact the ability to receive advance press materials for future meetings.    

Media Guidelines and Registration 

Corporate Member Virtual Press Room

ASTRO is pleased to provide a Corporate Member Virtual Press Room during ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, exclusively for ASTRO Corporate Members. The Corporate Member Virtual Press Room is the online gateway to the on- and off-site reporters covering ASTRO’s Annual Meeting. Materials must be corporate information as it relates to ASTRO, the ASTRO Annual Meeting and/or the field of radiation oncology. Please note that there will not be a physical, on-site Corporate Member Press Room.  

Corporate Member Virtual Press Room Guidelines
View the 2014 Corporate Member Virtual Press Room 

Institutional Virtual Press Room

ASTRO is pleased to provide an Institutional Virtual Press Room during ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, exclusively for institutions presenting studies at the Meeting. The Institutional Virtual Press Room is the online gateway to on- and off-site reporters covering ASTRO’s Annual Meeting. Please note that there will not be a physical, on-site Institutional Press Room.  

Institutional Virtual Press Room Guidelines
View the 2014 Institutional Virtual Press Room 

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