Speed Mentoring

Speed Mentoring is back! Join us on Tuesday, October 3, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Room 10, Upper Level at the San Diego Convention Center.

ASTRO Speed Mentoring is intended for meeting registrants who want to build networks and gain inspiration from ASTRO leaders. All are invited to participate and a ticket is not required for admittance.

Mentoring is an effective tool for both career and personal development. At the event, Mentees will have a chance to hear about lessons learned from a diverse group of experts and gain specific advice and insights in a series of one-on-one, 10-minute sessions. So be sure to come prepared with specific questions you would like to discuss.

Mentors will facilitate discussions across 24 different topics during two sessions: one from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pacific time and another from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific time. See the full lineup below:

Session 1 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pacific time:

A Career in Radiation Oncology: Things to Consider

Neha Vapiwala, MD, FASTRO
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania

Career Development in Academic Radiation Oncology

Charles Thomas Jr., MD, FASTRO
Professor and Chief, Dartmouth Cancer Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Contract Negotiation

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, FASTRO
Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology, Emory University

Developing a Successful Academic Interdisciplinary Translational Research Program

John Buatti, MD, FASTRO
Professor and Chair, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, Iowa

Establish and Expand Your Radiopharmaceuticals Services

Thomas Boike, MD, FASTRO
Radiation Oncologist, GenesisCare/MPH Radiation Oncology Institute
Troy, Michigan

How Best to Prepare for the Next Decade in Radiation Oncology

Sameer Keole, MD, FASTRO
Radiation Oncologist, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

How to Find a Job in Private Practice

Anna Paulsson, MD
Radiation Oncologist, St. Joseph Health Medical Group
Petaluma, California

How to Get Involved in ASTRO Advocacy

Catheryn Yashar, MD, FASTRO
Chief Medical Officer, UC San Diego Health
San Diego

How to Get Involved with ASTRO

Thomas Eichler, MD, FASTRO
VCU Health/Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, Virginia

Navigating Bias

Iris Gibbs, MD, FASTRO
Professor and Associate Dean, Stanford University
Stanford, California

Research, Education and Clinical Practice in Academic Radiation Oncology

Ana Kiess, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Transitioning to a New Job

Anna Brown, MD
Radiation Oncologist, Aspirus Regional Cancer Care
Wausau, Wisconsin

Understanding Parental Leave

Hina Saeed, MD
Deputy Director, Baptist Health South Florida: Lynn Cancer Institute
Boca Raton, Florida

Session 2 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pacific time:

Balancing Personal Life Transitions with Your Career

Jessica Schuster, MD
Radiation Oncologist, Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Building a Successful Private Practice

David Beyer, MD, FASTRO
Medical Director, Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare
Sedona, Arizona

Building Next-Level Relationships within Your Treatment Team

J. Ben Wilkinson, MD
Radiation Oncologist, Coastal Radiation Oncology
Santa Maria, California

Building Professional Networks

Anna Lee, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Elevating Radiation Oncology Through Local and Regional Leadership Opportunities - Why and How to Get Involved in Your Local Cancer Communities

Join Luh, MD, FASTRO
Radiation Oncologist, Providence St. Joseph Hospital
Eureka, California

How to Ace the Interview

Nicholas Zaorsky, MD
Vice Chair for Education, Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

How to be a Leader as You Establish Your Clinical Practice

Charles Simone, MD, FASTRO
Research Professor and Chief Medical Officer, New York Proton Center
New York

How to Engage with the NRG

Kristin Higgins, MD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Medical Director

Maintain Work-Life Balance

Jared R. Robbins, MD
Professor and Residency Program Director, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Making the Leap from Trainee to Attending

Austin Sim, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, James Cancer Hospital
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, Ohio

Navigating Bias

Parul Barry, MD
Physician, UPMC Radiation Oncology

Women’s Career Development in Radiation Oncology

Maria Kelly, MD, FASTRO
Executive Director, Veterans Affairs Central Office
South Amboy, New Jersey

American Society for Radiation Oncology
251 18th Street South, 8th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
Telephone: 703-502-1550


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