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H&N Symposium, Task force for bladder guideline, Last days to submit nominations for elections

February 28, 2024

H&N specialists: Registration remains open through Saturday

If you specialize in head and neck cancers and are interested in learning about the latest trends and research, there's still time to register and join us in person in Phoenix or online for the 2024 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium! Visit our Conference Planner and website to see what we have in store during this practice-changing meeting. Register today!

The first H&N Daily News hits inboxes tomorrow morning before the meeting begins. And, follow our H&N Social Champions on LinkedIn and X as they share highlights from the meeting:

Meet Red Journal Editor Sue Yom, MD, PhD, FASTRO at Head and Neck Cancers Symposium
Be sure to stop by the ASTRO booth at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium! Red Journal Editor-in-Chief Sue Yom, MD, PhD, FASTRO will be available at the booth during morning coffee breaks until 10:45 a.m. Learn about the Red Journal, the latest research and more.
ASTRO seeks task force applicants for a guideline on bladder cancer
ASTRO is assembling a task force to develop a guideline on radiation therapy for bladder cancer. In addition to general applicants, we are hoping to include a task force member with health equity expertise. If you or a colleague are interested in participating or have this content expertise, please apply for consideration by the March 21 deadline.
AI in focus
The March 15 issue of the Red Journal features several articles that focus on the use of artificial intelligence in radiation oncology. To participate in the conversation on this important topic, join the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning ROhub community.
Act now: Sign on to stop inappropriate use of IGRT with SRT for skin cancer
IGRT is being inappropriately used in combination with SRT for skin cancer treatment. To elevate this issue with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ASTRO has issued a member sign-on letter that supports coding edits to stop this practice. Join more than 160 of your colleagues and sign on today as we aim for our goal of 225 or more signees before March 8!
APEx welcomes new facilities

Congratulations to the following facilities for achieving initial accreditation through ASTRO's APEx - Accreditation Program for Excellence®:

  • Mount Nittany – State College, PA
  • Grady Memorial Hospital – Atlanta, GA
  • IU Health University Hospital – Indianapolis, IN
  • IU Health Fishers Central Indiana Cancer Center – Fishers, IN
  • IU Health Methodist Hospital – Indianapolis, IN
  • IU Health Morgan County Hospital – Martinsville, IN
  • IU Health North Schwarz Cancer Center – Carmel, IN
  • IU Health West Cancer Center – Avon, IN

And, congratulations to UW Health – Madison, WI for achieving reaccreditation with APEx. View the list of accredited facilities and contact ASTRO staff to learn about the new options for accreditation and why APEx is The Right Choice™ to accredit your radiation oncology practice.

NEW! History Committee interview with Deepak Khuntia, MD, FASTRO
Check out the latest interview produced by the ASTRO History Committee featuring Deepak Khuntia, MD, FASTRO. Dr. Khuntia provides readers with a thoughtful commentary on the vastly changing landscape of cancer care and technology, and his inspiring and commendable journey to get to where he is today in his career as Senior VP of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Varian.
Last days to submit candidate suggestions to the Nominating Committee

ASTRO's Nominating Committee is accepting candidate suggestions for 2024 elections for the following positions:

  • President-elect
  • Vice-chair of the Clinical Affairs and Quality Council
  • Vice-chair of the Education Council
  • Vice-chair of the Government Relations Council
  • Vice-chair of the HEDI Council

And three positions on the Nominating Committee are available for a three-year term: Academic Physician, Community Practice Physician and Physicist. View the Criteria for Elected Positions. Nominations can be emailed to the ASTRO Nominating Committee and must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, March 1.

Attend ARPA-H Women's Health Proposer's Day
Through the Sprint for Women's Health, ARPA-H commits $100 million to galvanize the innovator, investor, researcher and patient advocate communities to better understand women's health challenges, take action and spur innovation. These funding opportunities aim to foster transformative research and development efforts — from “Spark,” early-stage research, to “Launchpad,” later-stage development — that impact and enhance women's health outcomes. Register to attend the Proposer's Day on March 6 to learn more.
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