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Patient Care and Research

Guideline Task Force Applications

ASTRO welcomes applications/nominations for participation in upcoming practice guidelines. There are no topics currently available for task force application. Please check back soon!


Task Force Member Roles and Participation Requirements

Task force members use their clinical expertise to:

  • Inform the topic scope/key questions.
  • Interpret evidence.
  • Develop guideline recommendations and supporting text.
  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of the guideline.

Every task force member is expected to contribute on calls, participate in writing, and work with the task force chairs and ASTRO staff to adhere to the project timeline. Guideline development takes approximately 18 months.

ASTRO’s clinical practice guidelines are managed by its Guideline Subcommittee. They are committed to including representation from a variety of stakeholder backgrounds and perspectives on each task force.

ASTRO advocates for a diverse and inclusive environment within the association, as well as the global radiation oncology community. As such, we are seeking diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, experience, practice setting and geographic location. Also, although most task force members will be radiation oncologists or radiation physicists, we intend to create a multidisciplinary task force and welcome applications/nominations of physicians from associated specialties, e.g., medical oncology and surgical oncology.

Specific Requirements Include:

  • Submitting comprehensive disclosure information and keeping guidelines staff informed of any changes for the duration of the project (members must meet ASTRO disclosure policy requirements for participation).
  • Reviewing project scope/key questions, evidence tables and project-specific documents.
  • Providing written assignments and additional input in a timely manner.
  • Participating in 5-10 conference calls (each 1 to 1.5 hours in duration).

If you have any questions, please email ASTRO.