Latest advancements in radiation oncology care focus of ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meeting in Atlanta
September 22 – 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center
Source Newsroom: American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
WHAT: ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meeting
WHEN: Sunday, September 22 – Wednesday, September 25, 2013
WHERE: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta
WHY: Six on-site press briefings during the four-day meeting will feature leading researchers and highlight: updates in management of women’s cancers; improvements in care for prostate cancer; new developments in pediatric and adult central nervous system malignancies; four plenary papers; and ASTRO’s involvement in the national “Choosing Wisely” Initiative. The conference will emphasize the importance of the physician’s role in improving patient-reported outcomes and the quality and safety of patient care.
WHO: More than 11,000 attendees are expected at this premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology. Attendees will include oncologists from all disciplines, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, biologists, physician assistants, practice administrators, industry representatives and other healthcare professionals.
Registration fees are waived for members of the media with professional credentials. The event offers opportunities to meet leaders in radiation oncology practice and research and learn about the latest innovations in radiation therapy.
A dedicated press room will be in operation each day of the conference. Daily on-site press briefings are scheduled with simultaneous (and recorded) online access.
For more information and/or to register, visit ASTRO’s Annual Meeting Press Room.
ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals that specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. 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. ASTRO publishes two medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (www.redjournal.org) and Practical Radiation Oncology (www.practicalradonc.org); developed and maintains an extensive patient website, www.rtanswers.org; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute (www.roinstitute.org), a non-profit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment. To learn more about ASTRO, visit www.astro.org.
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