News | Radiation Therapy | May 19, 2017

ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting Will Explore Art and Science of Radiation Oncology

San Diego meeting will highlight more than 2,800 abstracts featuring advances in cancer research and clinical care

ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting Will Explore Art and Science of Radiation Oncology

May 19, 2017 — Registration has opened for the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), which will highlight advances in cancer research and clinical care involving radiation therapy. The meeting, which will be held Sept. 24–27 at the San Diego Convention Center, is expected to attract more than 11,000 attendees from across the globe, including oncologists from all disciplines and members of the entire radiation oncology team.

More than 2,800 abstracts sharing results from clinical trials and other research studies will be presented in conjunction with educational sessions and keynote addresses that underscore the meeting’s theme, “The Healing Art and Science of Radiation Oncology.” Keynote speakers include:

  • Richard D. Zane, M.D., FAAEM, chief innovation officer for the University of Colorado Health System (Monday, Sept. 25);
  • Lucy Kalanithi, M.D., FACP, widow of Paul Kalanithi, M.D., the best-selling author of “When Breath Becomes Air,” with Heather Wakelee, M.D., her late husband’s oncologist (Tuesday, Sept. 26); and
  • Vinay K. Prasad, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (Wednesday, September 27).

At the same time as the scientific and educational program, more than 200 exhibitors will demonstrate cutting-edge technology and medical device innovations for radiation oncology. New this year, daily science highlight sessions will spotlight the highest-rated studies grouped by cancer type (e.g., breast cancer, lung cancer).

For more information: www.astro.org

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