Physician agenda

It’s time to register for the
Radiation Oncology Summit:
ACRO 2020
Sun, Sand and 15 SAMs!
February 26 – 29, 2020
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


Physician/Health Care Provider Program Draft Agenda
Updated 12-4-19

Wednesday, February 26, 2020:

Pre-conference program on Coding & Reimbursement  from 2 – 5 p.m. with  presenter Ron DiGiaimo of RevenueCycle.

Thursday, February 27, 2020:
A full day of educational programming plus time to visit with exhibitors, attend special interest group sessions, socialize and network. Highlights of the educational program for physicians and allied health professionals will include:

Session Presenter(s)
Keynote Address Christine Ritter, PhD, MPA, Director, Patient Care Models Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation/CMS
Making Practice Administration Great Again Justin Bekelman, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Hematologic Malignancies: A Guide to the ILROG Guidelines John Plastaras, MD, PhD, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Precision Radiotherapy Modalities for Localized Prostate Cancer: Brachytherapy and SBRT Amar U. Kishan, MD, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Brad Prestidge, MD, MS, FABS, Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Norfolk, VA
A New Age In Lung Cancer Therapy Steven Feigenberg, MD, FACRO, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Charles B. Simone, II, MD, FACRO, New York Proton Center/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Brain and Spine Metastasis:
Tailoring Treatment for 2020
Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada, MD, FRCPC, Memorial Soan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Jona Hattangadi-Gluth, MD, UC San Diego/Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA

Other Thursday activities include: Oral Abstract presentations, New Practitioner symposium, and the Dr. Sucha Asbell Women’s Forum and lunch. Exhibit hall will be open all day Thursday.

Friday, February 28, 2020:
Another full day of educational programming plus time to visit with exhibitors, attend special interest group sessions, socialize and network. Highlights will include: 

Session Presenter(s)
E-Contouring Dr. Erin Gillespie, Dr. Neil Taunk, Dr. Tom Delaney
Breaking Down Sarcoma Dian Wang, MD, PhD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Krisha Howell, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Tailored Gynecologic Management: Nodal Sampling and Advanced Image-Guidance Warner K. Huh, MD,  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Matthew Harkenrider, MD,
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Evolving Therapies in Radiation for Breast Cancer  Bruce G. Haffty, MD, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Alice Y. Ho, MD, MBA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Luther Brady Lecture: In the past 50 years we have evolved to SBRT and immunotherapy Sucha O. Asbell, MD, FACRO
Business & Economics Session: Radiation Oncology and the New APM Paradigm Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO, Co-Chair of the ACRO Government Relations and Economics Committe; Andrew Woods, JD and Jason McKitrick, MBA, of ACRO’s policy and advocacy team at Liberty Partners Group. 

Other highlights for Friday will include the Awards Ceremony where our new Fellows of the American College of Radiation Oncology will be inducted and our Gold Medal will be awarded.  The Residents and New Practitioners have some great programs planned for Friday, as well.  The day ends with our annual President’s Reception on the hotel’s rooftop “Sky Terrace.” Exhibit hall will be open all day Friday. 

Saturday, February 29, 2020:
The final day of the conference will feature more educational programming  plus practical and engaging programming for Residents and New Practitioners and an expanded poster walk. 
Lunchtime programs include a Diversity and Inclusion program and a meet up of the Locum Tenens special interest group. Additional oral presentations of abstracts will be held on Saturday, as well.   
Highlights for Saturday include:

Session Presenter(s)
Modern Treatment Approaches for GI Malignancies Karyn Goodman, MD, MS, FACR,  Tisch Cancer Institute-Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Steven H. Lin, MD, PhD, The University of Texas –
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX   
Options for Organ Preservation in Bladder and Renal Cancers Jason A. Efstathiou, MD, DPhil, FACRO, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Sophia Kamran, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
De-Intensification of Treatment for Oropharynx Cancer Robert Amdur, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Best Practices for Palliative XRT Part I & II Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH, FAAHPM, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Joshua A. Jones, MD, MA, FAAHPM, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Lung and Breast Tumor Board: Battle Royal 2020 Coordinated by Dr. Isabelle Choi, Dr. Sushil Beriwal and
Dr. O. Lee Burnett

In addition to our outstanding CME programming, throughout the conference, industry sponsored (optional) satellite symposia sessions offer additional opportunities for learning.

Registration fees (early bird pricing until 1-3-20):
Member registration for the meeting : $400
New members can join now and pay just $350 for the meeting
Retired members: $350
Non-member physicians: $650
Allied health professionals attending the physician program: $220
Residents/Medical Students – current ACRO members: $40

Note that prices will increase after January 3, 2020!  

For Practice Administration Program registration fees, please visit the agenda page for that program.

CME Accreditation:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) through the joint providership of Community Health Network and ACRO (American College of Radiation Oncology).  Community Health Network is accredited by ISMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Community Health Network designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Community Health Network has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships, with any commercial interest. In addition, should it be determined that a conflict of interest exists as a result of a financial relationship, it will be resolved prior to the activity.

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SAM (Self Assessment Modules):
ACRO is deemed by the ABR to provide SAM  credits for eligible sessions.  This conference will offer a  total of 15 possible SAM credits for attendees at no extra charge. To receive these credits, attendees will need to both attend the eligible sessions and receive a passing score on the quiz for those sessions (via the conference app).