Registration opens today for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting, to be held October 25-28, 2020 via an interactive virtual platform. The meeting, Global Oncology: Radiation Therapy in a Changing World, will feature reports from the latest clinical trials; panels on global oncology, health disparities and the novel coronavirus; and an immersive attendee experience in a virtual convention center. Attendee registration is available at www.astro.org/annualmeeting.
Originally planned as an on-site meeting in Miami, the ASTRO 2020 Annual Meeting was moved to a web-based platform due to safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the large volume of new science to be unveiled, the content will be available for 30 days after the meeting ends.
"Cancer doesn’t wait, even during a pandemic. With the health and safety of cancer patients in mind, we chose to invest in an interactive platform so that we can offer attendees a complete meeting experience,” said ASTRO President Thomas J. Eichler, MD, FASTRO. “Attendees will be able to engage with each other on live video and chat platforms and access more than 2,500 abstracts. We will have live, on-demand and interactive sessions to showcase the latest research and best practices in cancer treatment. Recognizing that many meetings were cancelled or abbreviated this year, we enhanced our educational program and will have more than 200 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credits available for 30 days after the meeting ends.”
The meeting platform will include a digital rendering of the Miami Beach Convention Center that attendees can navigate to interact with other attendees and ASTRO leadership, visit networking lounges, participate in job interviews and attend live and on-demand sessions.
Additional highlights from the upcoming meeting include:
General information about the meeting is available at the ASTRO Annual Meeting webpage.Back To Top
Registration Opens for ASTRO 2020 Virtual Meeting. Appl Rad Oncol.