ASTRO's 57th Annual Meeting
ASTRO’s Annual Meeting is the nation’s premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology and is expected to attract more than 11,000 attendees including 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. Led by ASTRO President Bruce D. Minsky, MD, FASTRO, a radiation oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers, Professor of Radiation Oncology, and the Frank T. McGraw Memorial Chair at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, the theme of the 2015 Meeting is “Technology Meets Patient Care.” Dr. Minsky’s Presidential Symposium, “Multidisciplinary Management of Esophageal and Rectal Cancers,” will feature Leonard L. Gunderson, MD, MS, FASTRO, and Joel Tepper, MD, FASTRO, to highlight recent practice-changing, landmark studies and current developments in imaging, staging, genomics, and data mining approaches in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
The four-day scientific meeting includes presentation of more than 2,100 abstracts: up to four plenary papers, 351 oral presentations, 1,609 posters and 171 digital posters in more than 52 educational sessions and 26 scientific panels for 20 disease-site tracks. Three keynote speakers will address a range of topics including cancer biology in radiation oncology, the essential roles of a physician, and patient safety: Arul Chinanaiyan, MD, PhD, Professor and Director, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology; Francisco G. Cigarroa, MD, Past President and Chancellor, University of Texas; and Gerald B. Hickson, MD, Senior Vice President and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Press Office and News Briefings
Concourse Level – Room 210AB and 212A
There will be a dedicated Press Office available during the hours listed below, and ASTRO News Briefings will be held each day, schedule TBA.
Press Room Hours
Sunday, October 18: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 19: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Press Policies, Housing and Registration Information and Form
Abstracts and Embargo Policy
The full text of the abstracts selected for oral and poster presentation are available on the Annual Meeting Online Conference Planner and ASTROmobile beginning Saturday, October 17. All abstracts will be published in a supplement of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (www.redjournal.org).
All abstracts are embargoed and remain confidential 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 57th Annual Meeting as well as future meetings and may also impact receiving advance press materials for future meetings. If you have any questions about the embargo policy, please contact ASTRO’s Media Relations Manager, Michelle Kirkwood, at 703-286-1600.
Corporate Member Virtual Press Room
ASTRO provides an exclusive Virtual Press Room for ASTRO Corporate Members. The Corporate Member Virtual Press Room is the online gateway to the on- and off-site reporters who are covering ASTRO’s Annual Meeting. Materials must be specifically related to research and/or new products and services in the field of radiation oncology. Please note that there is not a physical, on-site Corporate Member Press Room, and printed materials will not be accepted for distribution.
Corporate Member Virtual Press Room Guidelines
Institutional Virtual Press Room
ASTRO provides an exclusive Virtual Press Room for academic, public and private institutions presenting research at the Annual Meeting. The Institutional Virtual Press Room is the online gateway to the on- and off-site reporters who are covering ASTRO’s Annual Meeting. Please note that there is not a physical, on-site Institutional Press Room, and printed materials will not be accepted for distribution.
Institutional Virtual Press Room Guidelines