ASTRO and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are co-sponsoring a one-day consensus meeting for radiation oncology biologists, physicists and physician leaders focused on the future of radiobiology and its evolving role in radiation oncology research.
This invitation-only one-day event will take place July 18, 2014, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus in Bethesda, Md. This workshop will specifically address the state of radiobiology as well as future research opportunities in radiation oncology from both a physician and radiobiologist perspective, addressing questions such as:
- What biological aspects of “radiation research” does the specialty currently consider relevant?
- How do we create a blueprint for the research required for the discipline to advance cancer therapy?
- What are the research models to get current and future researchers engaged?
- What are the realities of clinical departments’ ability/desire to support research and researchers, both basic and translational?
- Is it possible to modify programs to address physician and basic scientist participation, and is there the will to do so?
Registration is now open and is FREE through the ASTRO website. Space is limited and will fill up fast. All applications must go through an approval process before being confirmed for the workshop. The registration deadline for the workshop is Monday, July 14, 2014. There will be no on-site registration.
Please contact Anum Habib for more details.
The official workshop hotel is the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. A block of rooms has been set aside for the Workshop participants at a rate of $139 per night. The deadline to register for the hotel is June 26. We advise you not to make your travel arrangements until your registration has been accepted.
A shuttle will be provided for attendees from the hotel to the NIH campus on the morning of July 18.
A continental breakfast and box lunch will be provided on the day of the meeting, July 18, 2014.