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ASTRO19 reg opens tomorrow, member survey now open, ASTRO seeks PRO Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2019

Get ready for exciting changes at ASTRO19; registration and housing open tomorrow

ASTRO’s 2019 Annual Meeting takes place September 15-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This year’s theme is “Innovate, Collaborate: Transform.” Along with the top science in the field, this year’s program includes an all-new format for the Presidential Symposium, an inspirational Wednesday session, “Cancer Breakthroughs: Takeaways from the Major Oncology Meetings,” and other new innovative features. The 61st Annual Meeting marks the beginning of a three-year transformation of the meeting, with the goal of making it an indispensable experience for not only our members, but for anyone involved in cancer treatment. Read the latest blog post from ASTRO CEO Laura Thevenot for details on the changes planned over the next three years. Registration opens tomorrow for ASTRO19 so take advantage of the low early-bird rates, and reserve your hotel for the best selection of rooms. Read more on the ASTRO blog.

New ROhub communities opening this week: The 2019 Annual Meeting and Presidential Symposium: Innovate Together
Calling all members! ASTRO wants your input on the discussion topics that are a part of our newly redesigned Presidential Symposium at this year’s Annual Meeting. Learn more about the all new Presidential Symposium and join the PS: Innovate Together community on ROhub to help shape these topics ahead of the Annual Meeting. In addition, get the latest up-to-date Annual Meeting information on the 2019 Annual Meeting community. Upon registering for the Annual Meeting, you will be given access to the community where you can network with other registrants and faculty, get updates on Annual Meeting notices, insights on Chicago and more!

ASTRO membership survey now open
The 2019 ASTRO membership survey has launched! Follow the link emailed to you on Monday or click here to request your survey link. Complete the survey and you can enter to win one of two great prizes: A free registration to the 2019 ASTRO Annual Meeting in Chicago or one year of paid ASTRO Membership dues. Your feedback helps ASTRO to better serve your needs and represent your interests. Please take 10 minutes to complete this year’s membership survey and make your voice heard.

ASTRO seeks Editor-in-Chief for Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO)
ASTRO is seeking an individual with strong editorial standards and leadership skills to serve a five-year term as Editor-in-Chief of its prestigious clinical practice journal, Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO). Interested applicants must apply by July 1, 2019. Please refer to the full position description at

Advance registration deadline is next Wednesday for 2019 Research Workshop
The 2019 Research Workshop: Treatment of Oligometastatic Disease takes place June 13-14, at the FHI360 Conference Center in Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored by ASTRO and the Radiological Society of North America, this interactive workshop will explore the latest research and treatment techniques. Topics to be discussed include the barriers and opportunities to leverage the synergy of radiotherapy with immunotherapy, lessons learned from SABR-COMET, SBR-COMET10 and other clinical trials, whether aggressive local therapy improves five-year overall survival in breast cancer, and how imaging can potentially reduce normal tissue toxicity and maximize tumor control. View the schedule of events and be sure to register by May 22 to receive the lower advance rates.

Register now for ASTRO webinar on radiation oncology APM
ASTRO is anticipating that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will introduce an alternative payment model for radiation oncology in the coming weeks. In preparation for this announcement, ASTRO is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 4, at 10 a.m. ET. The webinar will be hosted by Anne Hubbard, ASTRO’s director of health policy. Ms. Hubbard will provide insights into the model’s possible construct, as well as share tips on how to prepare and what to expect.

Aurora Cancer Center Grafton receives APEx® accreditation
Congratulations to Aurora Cancer Center Grafton in Grafton, Wisconsin, for successfully completing the APEx program! View a list of accredited facilities. Contact ASTRO staff for additional information on the APEx program for your facility.

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