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2022 ASTRO Annual Meeting Press Kit

The 2022 ASTRO Annual Meeting – the leading meeting in radiation oncology – will be held October 23-26 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Led by ASTRO President Geraldine M. Jacobson, MD, MPH, MBA, FASTRO, the meeting is organized around the theme, “AI & EI: Caring for the Patient in a Wireless World.” New results from clinical trials and other research studies will be presented in conjunction with educational panels, keynote addresses and other special sessions. For more information, view our media advisory about the meeting.


News Briefings

ASTRO news briefings will highlight top-rated abstracts presented at the Annual Meeting and address topical issues that impact cancer care. All briefings for the 2022 meeting will be held on site in San Antonio, with a live webcast for off-site reporters.

The final press program and schedule of news briefings will be announced in early October.

ASTRO will host an on site press office in room 225C of the convention center during meeting hours.


Press Registration

ASTRO provides complimentary meeting registration to credentialed news professionals representing media organizations for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce editorial coverage of the ASTRO Annual Meeting.

Complimentary registration is open to representatives of print, broadcast and web-based media, including health care trade media, as well as public information officers from educational institutions, government agencies and nonprofit cancer research organizations presenting research at the ASTRO Annual Meeting. Applicants may be asked to provide media credentials, a letter of assignment, bylined articles and/or additional information to complete processing of their registration request.

Exhibitors are not permitted to register as press unless they can provide proof of editorial assignment from an accredited news organization that meets the above criteria. Public relations, marketing and/or advertising representatives, financial analysts, book publishers and book authors, and individuals from communications, print or online promotion services are welcome to register as regular attendees; however, they are not permitted to register as press. ASTRO reserves the right to bar from this and future meetings any journalist who misuses press privileges to engage in activities other than journalistic pursuits.


Embargo Policy and Access to Abstracts

All abstracts to be presented at the ASTRO Annual Meeting are embargoed until 5:00 p.m. Central time on Friday, October 21, 2022. For more details, view the full embargo policy. Contact ASTRO's media relations team with questions about the embargo policy or for press access to embargoed materials.

Abstracts will be available online in the Conference Planner and MyASTROApp when the embargo lifts. Abstracts also will be published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal) at that time.


For More Information

For media-related questions and interview requests, email ASTRO’s media relations team or call 703-286-1600.

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For general information about radiation therapy, visit RTAnswers.org.

For meeting information, visit the ASTRO 2022 microsite.