Presidential Symposium

Sunday, October 1 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cultivated and introduced by ASTRO President Jeff Michalski, MD, MBA, FASTRO, the Presidential Symposium will spotlight the meeting theme of Pay It Forward: Partnering with Our Patients. Topics are related to clinical trials and include patient perspectives. Learn more about each session in this recent blog.

Session I: Clinical Trial Design

12:00 p.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Topic Speaker(s)
Symposium Introduction Jeff Michalski, MD, MBA, FASTRO, Washington University St. Louis

12:05 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

James Dignam, PhD, NRG Oncology Statistics and Data Management Center

Topic Speaker(s)
Introduction - Clinical Trials in the 21st Century James Dignam, PhD, ;NRG Oncology Statistics and Data Management Center
Novel Designs for Contemporary Early Phase Trials Nolan Wages, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Can We Improve Late Phase Clinical Trials? Matthew Sydes, MSc, CStat, Medical Research Council
Session II: Diversity in Clinical Trials

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eleanor Walker, MD, Henry Ford Health System

Topic Speaker(s)
Panelist Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, FASTRO, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Panelist Electra Paskett, PhD, The Ohio State University
Panelist Desiree Walker, BA, National Center for Health Research
Panelist Brian Rivers, PhD, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine


Session III: Patient Perspectives

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bryan Hwang, MD, Mountain View Center
Barbara Barclay, Patient Advocate

Topic Speaker(s)
Patient Perspective Catherine Circo, Patient Advocate
Patient Perspective Roberta Albany, Cancer In The Know
Patient Perspective Joseph Radocchio, Patient Advocate


Session IV: International Trial Reports

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mitchell Machtay, MD, FASTRO, Penn State University

Topic Speaker(s)
NRG Updates Quynh-Thu Le, MD, FASTRO, Stanford University School of Medicine
EORTC Updates Winette van der Graaf, MD, PhD, Netherlands Cancer Institute
TROG Updates Trevor Leong, MD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
IAEA Updates May Abdel-Wahab, MD, PhD, FASTRO, International Atomic Energy Agency
Presidential Symposium Closing Remarks Jeff Michalski, MD, MBA, FASTRO, Washington University School of Medicine

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