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Last days to vote, 2024 Honorary Member, Supervision work group recommendations

July 3, 2024

Final days to vote in ASTRO Board elections
If you haven’t already, please submit your vote for the ASTRO Board elections. The ballot closes at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time this Friday, July 5. View the nominees and then log in with your email address and password to access the ballot and instructions. Email Membership if you need assistance with your login information.

ASTRO names 2024 Honorary Member

ASTRO is pleased to name ASTRO CEO Laura Thevenot as the 2024 ASTRO Honorary Member. Laura has served as ASTRO CEO for over two decades, growing the Society to the largest radiation oncology specialty society in the world with over 10,000 members. Laura will be awarded Honorary Membership at the Awards Ceremony on October 1, in Washington, DC, during the Annual Meeting.

ASTRO Committee selection – next steps
Thank you to the many members who responded to the ASTRO Call for Committee Volunteers! ASTRO Staff Liaisons are now working with Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs to review the list of volunteers. One consideration when accepting committee members is to ensure that the committee is representative of ASTRO’s diverse membership, e.g., practice setting, geographic location, gender, race, ethnicity, etc. Once this step is completed, recommendations are presented to the ASTRO President-elect. Please refer to the Roadmap to Committee Service for an overview of the committee selection process.
ASTRO Supervision work group recommendations approved by Board
ASTRO’s Supervision work group, which was created to inform ASTRO’s position in response to changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) supervision policies, recently developed recommendations that the ASTRO Board of Directors approved on June 28. Read What’s Happening in Washington for details.
ASTRO ROCKS: Career Negotiations in Academic Radiation Oncology
In the next ROCKS web session on July 17 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, we'll explore career negotiations in academic radiation oncology with insights from five accomplished researchers. Discussions will focus on strategies for advancing career and research goals, including initiating discussions with department leaders and negotiating contract terms. Visit ASTRO Academy to register.
Got a late-breaking abstract to submit for ASTRO 2024?
There’s still time to submit your late-breaking abstract! We are accepting original abstracts containing important late-breaking research results that were not available in time for the regular abstract submission deadline. The research is limited to highly significant and timely findings and cannot be a revision of an abstract submitted prior to the regular submission deadline. View submission topics, guidelines and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your qualified research. Submissions are due by July 12, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.
New at ASTRO 2024 — Contouring Case of the Day
Each day of the Annual Meeting, you are invited to join us to review the Contouring Case of the Day! Each case will include a case description, possible treatment plan and then four possible scenarios with the question, "How would you contour for this patient?" Following each day's Contouring Case of the Day, an answer and rationale will be given by the presenter of that case. A follow-up discussion will occur in the Annual Meeting ROhub Community. Visit the Experience and Learn sections of the Annual Meeting menu to see what else we have in store at the meeting.

Last chance to apply for ROI and ARRO publication awards

Nominations for the 2024 ROI Publication Excellence Awards and the inaugural ARRO DEI Publication Award are due this Friday, July 5 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Eligible early career investigators can apply for one or both awards through the combined nomination form on ProposalCentral. Only one award will be given per manuscript. Self-nominations are accepted. Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized for a recent, high impact journal article at this year’s ASTRO Annual Meeting and win $1,500!

APEx welcomes new facilities
Congratulations to the following facilities for achieving accreditation through ASTRO’s APEx - Accreditation Program for Excellence®:
  • Branson Cancer Center – CoxHealth, Springfield, Missouri
  • Hulston Cancer Center – CoxHealth, Branson, Missouri
  • Texas Oncology - Presbyterian Cancer Center, Dallas, Texas
  • University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
And, congratulations to the following facilities for achieving reaccreditation:
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Mission Cancer Center, Asheville, North Carolina
The APEx process provides a transparent, measurable, evidence- and consensus-based review of compliance with standards that emphasize a radiation oncology practice’s commitment to safety and quality. Learn more and view recently updated APEx standards.
Happy Independence Day!
To our U.S.-based members, we wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July tomorrow!
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