The ASTRO Annual Meeting is the world's most important meeting for the radiation oncology community, with more than 11,000 people attending each year.
ASTRO is committed to providing educational programming to our attendees that creates a forum for global collaboration on issues in radiation oncology to improve professional practice by increasing their level of knowledge, as required to improve competency and performance in the field of oncology.
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
Examine the advances in radiation oncology technology that help improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Employ quality and safety measures in the delivery of radiation therapy.
Demonstrate the value of radiation oncology to patients, referring physicians and the public.
Elements of Competence
The Annual Meeting program has been designed to narrow the competency gaps of patient/patient-centered care, medical knowledge, evidence-based practice, interpersonal skills and communication, practice-based learning and improvement, work in interdisciplinary teams, quality improvement, professionalism, professional standing and commitment to lifelong learning, eleven of the fifteen core competencies embraced by the American Board of Medical Specialties, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Institute of Medicine.
This continuing medical education activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, radiation biologists, radiation physicists, dosimetrists, oncologists working in related specialties, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses, radiation oncology administrators, diagnostic radiologists and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.
Plan time in your schedule to visit the Exhibit Hall at this year’s Annual Meeting. More than 200 companies will feature the latest technology, services and products in cancer treatment during this three-day exhibition.
Join over 200 exhibitors at the 2017 ASTRO Annual Meeting and showcase your latest solutions to over 8,000 radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, administrators and other healthcare professionals shaping the world of radiation oncology. Plans are underway and applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. These medical professionals, found at hospitals, cancer treatment centers and academic research facilities around the globe, make up the radiation therapy treatment teams that are critical in the fight against cancer. Together, these teams, treat more than 1 million cancer patients each year. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research and advocacy.