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5/25/16 – ACRO's Annual Meeting Returns to Orlando, FL March 9-11, 2017! ACRO is proud to announce that they will be returning to sunny Orlando, Florida, next year at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Disney World Resort March 9-11, 2017. ACRO's meetings in Orlando are always a huge hit with attendees and the new hotel this year is still walking distance to Disney Springs and tourist attractions for you and your family. More details will come soon, but be sure to view select presentations from last year's meeting to see what's in store.
5/17/16 – ACRO 2016 now on-line for Members and Attendees!

All seven plenary sessions, two special sessions, and the Dr. Luther Brady Lecture at ACRO 2016, held in March in Orlando, Florida, were broadcast over the Internet in real time, and those who attended virtually were high in their praise for the quality of the broadcasts and the convenience this afforded.

Unlike most national radiation oncology meetings, ACRO's annual meeting is recognized as an intimate and uncluttered clinical conference encompassing a broad spectrum of educational offerings in a comfortable learning environment, featuring presentations from the best and brightest minds in cancer treatment. However, for those who are unable to attend physically, the online option is clearly something that is appreciated by ACRO members.

To view the presentations, please go to the Members Only log-in page at ACRO.org. Non-members that attended ACRO are given special access to view the recorded presentations! Non-members can log-in using their email and password. Passwords for Non-members are: First Initial (upper case) followed by Last Name (first letter upper case). For example John Smith would be "JSmith".

5/12/16 – May Legislative Updates: Get the latest legislative updates from Capitol Hill, click here.
4/27/16 – ACRO 2016 Abstract Winners A total of 61 abstracts were submitted for ACRO 2016, March 17-19, in Orlando, Florida. The Scientific Program Committee reviewed and scored all abstracts. The top 7 submitted for oral presentation were scheduled for the Oral Papers Session on March 17, and the top 7 of those submitted by trainees for oral presentation (if not already selected for the Oral Papers Session) were scheduled for the Resident Oral Papers Session on March 19. Of those submitted for poster presentation 6 were selected for a 'poster walk' session on March 19, at which the authors gave 5 minute presentations followed by questions as a group of attendees toured the poster boards with Dr. Finkelstein, a member of the Scientific Program Committee. The Best Oral Session presentation was by Dr. Lauren Rosati, of the Johns Hopkins University; the Best Resident Oral Session presentation was by Dr. Ashley Sekhon, of The Ohio State University; and the Best Poster Walk presentation was by Dr. Pyal Soni, of the University of Michigan, which also scored as the Best Overall Trainee presentation. The winners will receive certificates suitable for framing.
4/13/16 – ACRO Resident Awards presented at ACRO 2016: Over the last year, ACRO has awarded residents several grants and scholarships: The Resident Seed Grant, Resident Educational Grant, Resident GROW Scholarship, and the Heidelberg Ion Therapy Center Resident Grant. The winners were: Drs. Shefali Gajjar (GROW), Erin Gillespie (Educational), Chika Nwachukwu (GROW), Adam Olson (GROW), Natalie Lockney (SEED), Michael Repka (HIT), Narek Shaverdian (Educational), Vivek Verma (HIT), and Anthony Wong (SEED). ACRO encourages all its resident members to apply for these opportunities as they become available.
4/11/16 – April Legislative Updates: Get the latest legislative updates from Capitol Hill, click here.
4/6/16 – ACRO Fellows Inducted at ACRO 2016 This year, ACRO awarded Fellowship to 7 members of the College that have contributed significantly over the years. They are: Drs. Jo Ann Chalal, Bahman Emami, Shane Hopkins, Jay Locke, Janet Merfeld, John Mignano, and Srinath Sundararaman. They were presented their awards at the President's Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 17.
3/30/16 – ACRO Thanks Dr. William Rate for His Twelve Years of Service as Secretary-Treasurer After serving on the Executive Committee as Secretary-Treasurer since 2004, William Rate, MD, PhD retired from his position as an officer of the College. To recognize this remarkable service, he was presented with a framed plaque at the President's Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 17. Dr. William Noyes was elected by the membership earlier this year as his replacement, and assumed this position at the end of the Board of Chancellors' meeting on Saturday, March 19.
3/23/16 – ACRO 2016 a huge success according to attendees. ACRO's Annual Meeting was held in Orlando last week from March 17-19 and the positive reviews have been pouring in! The Scientific Program was lauded as being one of the best in years, a special thanks to Dr. Julia White of The Ohio State University for serving as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee. We also had a total attendance of 298, and a record virtual attendance of 58 for our live streaming option, a free benefit for members that is also CME eligible. This meeting also announced the creation of the Dr. Luther Brady Foundation of ACRO Inc. and a very successful fundraising event, the RadiatingHope 5K. This meeting's general sessions were recorded and will be placed on ACRO.org in the coming weeks. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
3/17/15 – ACRO Alert: Announcing the Launch of eContour.org

We'd like to announce the public release of eContour.org, a novel web-based interactive atlas. Register for free to view head & neck and lymphoma cases (with other sites coming soon)!

Our mission is to improve quality of radiation delivery through easy-to-use resources that are available at the point of care. We are grateful to you as a member of the ACRO community for supporting this project through an ACRO Resident Educational Grant, and appreciate any feedback you have to make this most useful to your clinical practice.

This website was created thanks to Erin Gillespie, MD, a member of the ACRO Resident Committee and an ACRO Resident Educational Grant Winner.

Please feel free to contact Erin Gillespie, MD at efgillespie@ucsd.edu with questions or feedback. Happy contouring!

James Welsh, MD, FACRO
ACRO President

3/7/16 – January, February & March Legislative Updates: Get the latest legislative updates from Capitol Hill, click here.
3/2/16 – Earn CME Credits by Livestreaming ACRO 2016 — Free for Members!

Can't attend the meeting in person? Consider our live streaming option, free for members and affordable for nonmembers ($99). With this option, you'll be able to log in and watch select ACRO Plenary Sessions from the comfort of your own home or office via a high-speed Internet connection. Stay informed about the latest advances in the business and practice of radiation oncology in 2016! READ MORE

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It is with great sadness that we report that Arthur Robert Kagan, MD, FACRO, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016. Dr. Kagan was a founding member of ACRO, as well as a past President and Chairman of the College. Dr. Kagan graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine in 1962 and practiced in Los Angeles throughout his career, with a long tenure at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. He was the Editor of the ACRO Bulletin for many years, published several controversial editorials in the Journal of Radiation Oncology, ACRO's official journal, and served as Editor for Cancer Management Controversy for the American Journal of Clinical Oncology. In addition, he was widely published with a focus on pointing out issues facing radiation therapy and always with the best interest of patients in mind. Dr. Kagan worked for decades to educate hundreds of residents, advance the interests of radiation oncologists, and secure the highest quality treatment for his patients.

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