The Women of ASTRO Luncheon (AAWR) – Family Leave: Are We Making Progress?


To register for the AAWR Luncheon, please select the event during the registration process. If you have already registered to attend the meeting and would like to add the luncheon, you may modify your registration to include it.

Monday, October 2, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$40 - Member/Nonmember
 $25 - Student/Resident/Fellows/Members-in-training

This is a ticketed event and requires separate registration. The Annual AAWR Luncheon is an opportunity for women in radiation oncology to network and engage on a topic relevant to all practicing radiation oncologists but historically labeled as women’s issues. This session will review the current data on parental leave policies and transparency within radiation oncology and broader oncologic specialties, as well as areas where additional work is needed. We will include current recommendations from medical societies as well as updates within ACGME and ABR policies as they pertain to trainees and how they may, more broadly, alter perceptions of leave within the field. This will lead to discussions on gender-biases in perceptions of working parenthood as they relate to both male and female parents, including perceived impacts on academic productivity and overall education for trainees. For both parental leave and parenthood biases, the session will culminate with concrete strategies to promote improved parental leave policies and transparency to move toward a culture of support for all parents within radiation oncology.

Maria Kelly, MD, FASTRO, VA NJ Health Care Services

Gender Biases in Parenthood: The Importance of Parental Leave Transparency and NormalizationSara Beltrán Ponce, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

This luncheon is in person and will not be livestreamed or available onDemand.

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


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