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

In addition to 15 SAMs, this live educational activity has been approved
for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)


Physician/Health Care Provider Program Agenda
Updated 1/27/2020

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:

7:00 am – 6:00 pmRegistration Open
7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:30 – 8:30 amSatellite Symposium
8:30 – 8:35 amWelcome from the President Sheila Rege, MD, FACRO
8:35 – 9:35 amKeynote addressChristine Ritter, PhD, MPA, Director, Patient Care Models Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation/CMS
9:35 – 9:50 amBreak with Exhibitors
9:50 – 10:50 amMaking Practice Administration Great AgainJustin Bekelman, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
10:55 - 11:55 amHematologic Malignancies: A Guide to the ILROG GuidelinesJohn Plastaras, MD, PhD, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Noon – 1:00 pmLunch in Exhibit Hall
Noon – 1:00 pmSucha Asbell Women's Forum & Lunch featuring leadership panelDr. Virginia Osborn & Dr. Adrianna Henson-Masters
Noon – 1:00 pmSatellite Symposium
1:05 - 2:05 pmPrecision Radiotherapy Modalities for Localized Prostate Cancer: Brachytherapy and SBRTBrent Rose, MD, Univ. of California, San Diego
Brad Prestidge, MD, MS, FABS, Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Norfolk, VA
2:05 – 3:05 pmA New Age in Lung Cancer Therapy
The Era of Immunotherapy and its Impact on Radiation Oncology: Toxicities and Planning
The evolving story of fractional dose in lung cancer: hyperfractionation, conventional fractionation, hypofractionation and ablation
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
3:05 – 3:20 pmBreak with Exhibitors
3:20 – 4:20 pmBrain and Spine Metastasis: Tailoring Treatment for 2020
The Role of Spine Radiosurgery in the Modern Management of Spine Metastases
Updates in the Management of Brain Metastases
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
4:25 – 5:25 pmOral Presentations of AbstractsFallon Chipidza, MD, Michael Shu, MD, Myrsini Ioakeim-Ioannidou, MD, Christopher Wright, MD and Neil Parikh, MD
5:00 – 6:30 pmNew Practitioner Session
6:30 – 7:30 pmNew Practitioner Committee Meeting
6:15 – 7:45 pmStandards Committee Meeting
6:30 – 7:30 pmSatellite Symposium

The 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: 

6:30 am – 6:00 pmRegistration Open
7:00 – 8:10 amBreakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:00 – 8:00 amSatellite Symposium
8:15 – 9:20 amE ContouringDr. Erin Gillespie, Dr. Neil Taunk, Dr. Thomas Delaney
9:25 – 10:30 amBreaking Down SarcomaDian Wang, MD, PhD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Krisha Howell, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Discussant: Thomas F. Delaney, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:30 – 10:50 amBreak with Exhibitors
10:50 – 11:50 amTailored Gynecologic Management: Nodal Sampling and Advanced Image-Guidance (Las Olas IV-VI)Warner K. Huh, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Matthew Harkenrider, MD, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Noon – 1:15 pmLunch for attendees featuring guest speaker Elekta CEO Dr. Richard Hausmann
1:15 – 2:15 pmEvolving Therapies in Radiation for Breast CancerBruce G. Haffty, MD, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Alice Y. Ho, MD, MBA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2:20 – 3:20 pmLuther Brady Lecture: The Past 50 Years We Evolved to SBRT and ImmunotherapySucha Order Asbell, MD
3:20 – 3:50 pmAwards Ceremony
3:50 – 4:20 pmBreak with Exhibitors
4:00 – 6:00 pmResidents and New Practitioners Program including cases with the experts and panel discussion
4:20 – 5:20 pmBusiness & Economics Session: Radiation Oncology and the New APM ParadigmDwight Heron, MD, FACRO, Co-Chair of the ACRO Government Relations and Economics Committee
Andrew Woods, JD and Jason McKitrick, MBA, of ACRO’s policy and advocacy team at Liberty Partners Group.
5:30 – 7:00 pmResidency Program Directors
5:45 – 6:45 pmGREC Meeting
6:00 – 7:00 pmResidents and New Practitioners Program / Speed Networking / Quizzo
6:00 – 7:00 pmSatellite Symposium
7:00 – 7:45 pmPresident’s Reception
8:00 – 9:30 pmGold Medal Dinner – by invitation only

The 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:

7:30 am – 5:30 pmRegistration Open
7:00 – 8:30 amResidents/New Practitioners Symposium
7:30 – 8:30 amSatellite Symposium
7:30 – 8:30 amCommittee Meetings
7:30 – 8:30 amSPC Meeting
7:30 – 8:30 amMembership Committee
8:00 am – 1:15 pmPosters on Display
8:30 – 9:30 amModern Treatment Approaches for GI Malignancies
Total neoadjuvant therapy (TNT) and non-operative management (NOM) for rectal cancer: Are they ready for prime time?
Current Approaches in The Management of Esophageal cancer
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
9:35 – 10:35 amOptions for Organ Preservation in Bladder and Renal CancersJason A. Efstathiou, MD, DPhil, FACRO, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Sophia Kamran, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:35 – 10:45 amHealth Break
10:45 – 11:50 amOral Presentation of AbstractsAnesa Ahamad, MD, Aaron Simon, MD, David McDermott, MD, Amardeep Grewal, MD, and Mutlay Sayan, MD.
11:50 am – 1:15 pmLunch for all attendees
11:50 am – 1:15 pmLocum Tenens Forum
11:50 – 1:15 pmDiversity and Inclusion Lunch
12:00 – 12:30 pmPoster Walk - Session 1
12:35 - 1:05 pmPoster Walk - Session 2
1:20 – 2:20 pmDe-Intensification of Treatment of p16 Positive Oropharynx CancerRobert Amdur, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2:20 – 2:30 pmHealth Break
2:30 – 3:30 pmBest Practice for Palliative XRT Part I & IITracy 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
3:35 – 4:35 pmLung and Breast Tumor Board: Battle Royal 2020Coordinated by Dr. Isabelle Choi, Dr. Sushil Beriwal, Dr. O. Lee Burnett
4:45 – 8:00 pmBoard of Chancellors Meeting

Registration fees (fees increase for on-site registration):In addition to our outstanding CME programming, throughout the conference, industry sponsored (optional) satellite symposia sessions offer additional opportunities for learning.

Member registration for the meeting: $500
New members can join now and pay just $450 for the meeting
Retired members: $450
Non-member physicians: $750
Allied health professionals attending the physician program: $275
Residents/Medical Students – current ACRO members: $50

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).