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ASTRO names 2024 Mentorship Awardees, Vote for your new Board members, Member survey

June 5, 2024

ASTRO names 2024 Mentorship Award recipients
ASTRO is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Mentorship Award: Felix Feng, MD, University of California San Francisco, David Gius, MD, PhD, FASTRO, UT Health San Antonio, and Vinita Takiar, MD, PhD, UC Health. The ASTRO Mentorship Awards recognize extraordinary mentors in radiation oncology who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the professional development of their mentees as clinicians, educators and researchers.

The awardees will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony on October 1 during the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

ASTRO 2024 elections open today, submit your vote
ASTRO's 2024 official elections are now open! Voting begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time today and will remain open until 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, July 5. View the nominees and access the ballot at www.astro.org/Vote and log in with your email address and password. The ballot and instructions will appear once you log in. If you need assistance with your login information, please send an email to Membership. Voting is conducted through a secure, online system that ensures the authenticity and secrecy of your ballot.
Unlock exclusive member benefits on the ROhub
Unlock the full potential of your membership with the ROhub! Connect, engage and collaborate with fellow ASTRO members on this community platform, designed for meaningful interactions, featuring a comprehensive member directory. Be a part of the conversation by joining communities like Gender Equity, Early Career, Locum Tenens and a brand new International Members Community. Take advantage of prime ROhub resources like the Mentor Match and the Peer-to-Peer programs to enhance your member experience. Sign in to the ROhub and join a dynamic space dedicated to your growth and success!
Member survey in the field
Check your inbox for an email from ASTRO CEO Laura Thevenot, sent yesterday, for your unique link to the 2024 ASTRO member survey. The annual survey is an important tool that helps guide the Society to best serve you and your fellow members. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Thank you to those who have already filled out their survey!
ASTRO 2024: Act early for the best rates and most hotel options
Registration and housing are open for the ASTRO Annual Meeting, taking place in Washington, DC. Act soon to receive the Early-bird discounted rate when you register by June 27. And book your housing early for your choice of lodging options. We can’t wait to have you join us for the 66th ASTRO Annual Meeting!
The Power of Interdisciplinary Communication in a Busy Clinic, mark your calendar
Register now for this new webinar brought to you by the ASTRO Early Career Committee. A multidisciplinary panel will discuss the importance of collaboration between multidisciplinary team members for the success of treatment whether it is adaptive radiotherapy, brachytherapy or a standard daily procedure. The Early Career Committee invites all treatment team members to register for this free webinar to be held next Thursday, June 13 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.
ASTRO signs on to letter opposing extravasation legislation
ASTRO, together with six other organizations, sent letters to congressional committees of jurisdiction opposing the Nuclear Medicine Clarification Act (H.R. 6815). If enacted, the bill would increase regulatory and financial burden without providing significant radiological or patient safety benefits by requiring radiopharmaceutical extravasations be reported as medical events. Radiopharmaceutical extravasations are currently managed effectively by medical professionals and do not require additional regulatory burden. For more information, see What’s Happening in Washington.
APEx welcomes new facilities
Congratulations to the following facilities for achieving initial accreditation through ASTRO’s APEx - Accreditation Program for Excellence®:
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
  • Hudson Valley Oncology Associates/Professional Radiation Oncology Services
  • Oklahoma Proton Center
  • Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center
  • Stanford Cancer Center Pleasanton
  • Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto
  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
  • St. Joseph's University Medical Center
  • West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

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. View a 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.

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