Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) cancer deaths worldwide are projected to continue to rise to more than 16.3 million in 2040. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2022, an estimated 1.9 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States. Conservative estimates show that nearly fifty percent of all cancer patients will receive radiation treatment for their disease and of those, approximately half will be treated with the intent to cure.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is committed to providing educational programming that creates a forum for collaboration on issues in radiation oncology. This five-day live meeting is designed to improve professional practice by increasing attendees' level of knowledge as required to improve competency and performance in the field of oncology. The meeting will also address how advances in digital health care should be best used post pandemic to improve patient care.

Attendees need to determine when and how the latest science will affect their day-to-day practice, and thus be able to narrow competency gaps across the various disease sites most commonly treated in radiation oncology. Attendees also need to determine the skills needed to properly treat patients with high-quality radiation therapy and improve their performance.

Some new applications of radiation therapy have not been found to improve outcomes for patients in clinical trials, and this may be in part due to challenges in implementation of high-quality advanced radiation techniques in the community, e.g., pancreatic SBRT in the neoadjuvant setting (ref- M Katz ALLIANCE trial GI ASCO 1/17/2021). More education about such advanced techniques is needed to raise the bar and set standards for how to best use radiation oncology advances in technologies to benefit patients.

Thank you to the Annual Meeting Planning committee members for your contributions to the success of the meeting!

Annual Meeting Steering Committee

Howard Sandler, MD, MS, FASTRO (President)
Sameer Keole, MD, FASTRO (President-elect)
Beth Erickson, MD, FASTRO (Education Council Chair)
Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD, FASTRO (Chair, Scientific Committee)
Farzan Siddiqui, MD, PhD (Vice-chair, Scientific Committee)
Beth Beadle, MD, PhD (Chair, Education Committee)
Rachel Jimenez, MD (Vice-chair, Education Committee)
Nicole Simone, MD (Chair, Science Education and Program Development Subcommittee)
Iris Gibbs, MD, FASTRO (Chair, Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council)
Surbhi Grover, MD, MPH (Chair, International Education Committee)

Annual Meeting Education Committee

Beth Beadle, MD, PhD (Chair)
Rachel Jimenez, MD (Vice-chair)

Mansoor Ahmed, PhD
Kamran Ahmed, MD
Safia Ahmed, MD
Kevin Albuquerque, MD
Arya Amini, MD
Carryn Anderson, MD
Anthony Apicelli, MD, PhD
Houda Bahig, MD, PhD
Mustafa Basree, DO, MS
James Bates, MD
Brian Baumann, MD
Nathan Bennion, MD
Thomas Boike, MD, MMM, FASTRO
Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
Simon Brown, MD
Higinia Rosa Cardenes, MD, PhD
Yen-Lin Evelyn Chen, MD
Fumiko Chino, MD
Christine Chung, MD
Eileen Connolly, MD, PhD
Kelsey Corrigan, MD, MPH
Pippa Cosper, MD, PhD
Parima Daroui, MD, PhD
Kavita Dharmarajan, MD, MS
Virginia Diavolitsis, MD
Kevin Du, MD, PhD, MS
Alysa Fairchild, MD
Ivy Franco, MD, MPH
Naamit Gerber, MD
Beant Gill, MD
Scott Glaser, MD
Vinai Gondi, MD
Craig Grossman, MD, PhD, MS
Daniel Hamstra, MD, PhD, FASTRO
Charles Hsu, MD, PhD
Brandon Imber, MD, MS
Daniel Indelicato, MD
Jerry Jaboin, MD, PhD, MBA
Sachin Jhawar, MD, MS
Rojano Kashani, PhD
Elizabeth Kidd, MD
Michelle Kim, MD
Edward Kim, MD
Percy Lee, MD, FASTRO
Heng Li, PhD
Alexander Louie, MD, PhD, MS
John Lukens, MD
Ari Marciscano, MD
Malcolm Mattes, MD
Mahta McKee, MS
Omar Mian, MD, PhD
George Mikhaeel, MD, MBBS
Sarah Milgrom, MD
Timur Mitin, MD, PhD
Najeeb Mohideen, MD, FASTRO
Shalini Moningi, MD
Sabin Motwani, MD
Erin Murphy, MD
Chirayu Patel, MD, MPH
Bradford Perez, MD
Subha Perni, MD
Erqi Pollom, MD, MS
Christopher Hays Pope, MD
Dominique Rash, MD
Lei Ren, PhD
Danielle Rodin, MD
Parag Sanghvi, MD, MSPH
Stephanie Schaub, MD
Jonathan Schoenfeld, MD
Arshin Sheybani, MD
Monica Shukla, MD
Scott Silva, MD, PhD
Heath Skinner, MD, PhD
Scott Soltys, MD, FASTRO
Vinita Takiar, MD, PhD
Mylin Torres, MD
C. Jillian Tsai, MD, PhD, MS
Derek Tsang, MD, MS
Alfredo Urdaneta, MD
Michael Velec, PhD, RT
Edina Wang, MD
Emily Weg, MD
Stephanie Weiss, MD, FASTRO
Brian Winey, PhD
Jean Wright, MD, FASTRO
Youssef Zeidan, MD, PhD

Annual Meeting Scientific Committee

Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD, FASTRO (Chair)
Farzan Siddiqui, MD, PhD (Vice-Chair)

Richard Bakst, MD
Leslie Ballas, MD
James Balter, PhD, FASTRO
Andrew Bishop, MD
Rachel Blitzblau, MD, PhD
Daniel Chang, MD, FASTRO
Christina Chapman, MD, MS
Fumiko Chino, MD
Kris Dennis, MD, PhD
Daniel Golden, MD
Inga Grills, MD
B. Ashleigh Guadagnolo, MD, MPH, FASTRO
Jill Gunther, MD, PhD
Matthew Harkenrider, MD
Jona Hattangadi-Gluth, MD
Susan Hiniker, MD
Ariel Hirsch, MD
Bradford Hoppe, MD, MPH, FASTRO
Sana Karam, MD, PhD
Jing Li, MD, PhD
John Lucas, MD, MS
Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH
Danielle Margalit, MD, MPH
Jyoti Mayadev, MD
Michelle Mierzwa, MD
Mark Mishra, MD
Jean Moran, PhD
Rinaa Punglia, MD, MPH, FASTRO
Clifford Robinson, MD
Hina Saeed, MD
Kilian Salerno, MD
Naomi Schechter, MD
Jennifer Schmid, MSN, RN
Charles Simone, MD, FASTRO
Daphna Spiegel, MD, MS
Rahul Tendulkar, MD, FASTRO
Yolanda Tseng, MD
Terence Williams, MD, PhD
Jennifer Wo, MD
William Woods, MSN, BSN, RN, NP-C
Ying Xiao, PhD
Wensha Yang, PhD

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