May Legislative Update

ACRO has been keeping an eye on Washington for you while you take care of your patients. There have been a number of updates on Capitol Hill this past month, including the Senate Finance Committee reintroducing the CHRONIC Care Bill. Read more.

ACRO 2017 now online for Members!

ACRO 2017 was broadcast over the Internet in real time. In addition, live streamers were eligible to receive CME credit, free for members! ACRO has recorded these sessions for our members, and all nine plenary sessions, two special sessions, and the Dr. Luther Brady Lecture are available on ACRO.org. Unlike most national radiation oncology meetings, ACRO’s annual meeting is recognized as a streamlined 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.

To view the presentations, please go to the Members-Only login page at ACRO.org. Login here.

ACRO Congratulates Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO to his Election to the ACRO Board of Chancellors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has been elected to the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).

Dr. Heron, installed as a Chancellor during ACRO’s annual meeting in Orlando, FL, will serve a four-year term.

ACRO is the essential professional society for success in the day-to-day practice of radiation oncology. It focuses on ensuring the highest quality of care for radiation therapy patients and promoting success in the practice of radiation oncology through education, responsible socioeconomic advocacy and integration of science and technology into clinical practice. It is a professional association of approximately 1,200 radiation oncologists across the United States.

Dr. Heron has been a member of ACRO since 1997, and has served as the Disease Site Team Leader for Head & Neck Cancers for ACRO Accreditation for many years. He has also worked on the Scientific Program and Government Relations & Economics Committees in ACRO. In addition to his service to ACRO, Dr. Heron currently leads the largest academic-radiation oncology program in the United States and has expanded the reach to include active programs delivering state of the art cancer care in Ireland and Italy.  His newest project involves the creation of a world-class cancer program in Kazakhstan as a public-private partnership with the government. He is chairman of radiation oncology at UPMC Shadyside, vice chairman of radiation oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, director of Radiation Oncology Services at UPMC Cancer Center, professor of radiation oncology and otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and professor of clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.

ACRO Congratulates William Noyes, MD, MBA, FACRO on his role as Secretary-Treasurer of ACRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Noyes, MD, MBA, FACRO of the Cancer Center of North Dakota has been re-elected to a full term as Secretary-Treasurer of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).

Dr. Noyes, installed as Secretary-Treasurer during ACRO’s annual meeting in Orlando, FL, will serve a two-year term.

ACRO is the essential professional society for success in the day-to-day practice of radiation oncology. It focuses on ensuring the highest quality of care for radiation therapy patients and promoting success in the practice of radiation oncology through education, responsible socioeconomic advocacy and integration of science and technology into clinical practice. It is a professional association of approximately 1,200 radiation oncologists across the United States.

Dr. Noyes has been a member of ACRO since 1993, and previously served as an interim Secretary-Treasurer for one year to fulfill the remainder of Dr. William Rate’s term. Dr. Noyes is a radiation oncologist in Grand Forks, ND and holds the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He is the Vice Chair of the ACRO Government Relations & Economics Committee. In addition to his service to ACRO, Dr. Noyes has held multiple committee positions within the American Society of Radiation Oncology.

ACRO Welcomes Sheila Rege, MD, FACRO as its new Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheila Rege, MD, FACRO of Northwest Cancer Clinic has been elected Vice President of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).

Dr. Rege, installed as Vice President during ACRO’s annual meeting in Orlando, FL, will serve a two-year term. In 2019, she will transition to the role of President for a two-year term from 2019-2021.

ACRO is the essential professional society for success in the day-to-day practice of radiation oncology. It focuses on ensuring the highest quality of care for radiation therapy patients and promoting success in the practice of radiation oncology through education, responsible socioeconomic advocacy and integration of science and technology into clinical practice. It is a professional association of approximately 1,200 radiation oncologists across the United States.

Dr. Rege has been a member of ACRO since 1994, and previously served as a member of the Board of Chancellors and as Chair of the Government Relations & Economics Committee. Dr. Rege is the regional medical director of Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick, WA. In addition to her service to ACRO, Dr. Rege has been a Clinical Assist Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and UCLA Medical School as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at LSU Medical Center. She was previously the President of the Benton Franklin Medical Society in 2003 and sits on the Health Care Advisory Committee for Washington Policy Center and on the Physicians Insurance Board.

 

ACRO Congratulates James Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO on his role as Chair of ACRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO of Loyola University Medical Center has been installed as Chair of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).

Dr. Welsh, installed as chair during ACRO’s annual meeting in Orlando, FL, will serve a two-year term. In 2019, he will transition off of the Board of Chancellors after two years as Chair, President, and Vice President respectively.

ACRO is the essential professional society for success in the day-to-day practice of radiation oncology. It focuses on ensuring the highest quality of care for radiation therapy patients and promoting success in the practice of radiation oncology through education, responsible socioeconomic advocacy and integration of science and technology into clinical practice. It is a professional association of approximately 1,200 radiation oncologists across the United States.

Dr. Welsh has been a member of ACRO since 1997, and previously served as ACRO’s President and from 2015-2017, and Vice President from 2013-2015. Dr. Welsh is a professor, medical director, and director of Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He also is chief of Radiation Oncology at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital. In addition to his service to ACRO, Dr. Welsh held an eight-year term as advisor to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes. He formerly served as chair of the Radiological Society of North America’s Radiation Oncology Scientific Program Subcommittee and as an alternate councilor in the American College of Radiology. Dr. Welsh held or holds several leadership positions within the American Society for Radiation Oncology.