What do Joachim Yahalom, MD, FASTRO, Julia White, MD, and ESTRO president Philip Poortmans, MD, PhD, have in common at this year’s Annual Meeting? They are new faculty for the ASTRO eContouring courses!
In addition to long time returning favorites, such as Beth Erickson, MD, FASTRO, Arno Mundt, MD, FASTRO, Michael Zelefsky, MD, Billy Loo, MD, PhD, Karyn Goodman, MD, MS, and Corinne Winston, MD, there will be some new faces at the podium. Given the change in the guidelines for lymphomas, we have asked Dr. Yahalom to team up with Stephanie Terezakis, MD, to cover the revised guidelines for lymphoma contouring. Since the breast cancer eContouring session was very popular last year, we have expanded it into its own session this year. ESTRO president Dr. Poortmans will provide the transatlantic view, along with Frank Vicini, MD, and Dr. White.
We have also divided the popular head and neck contouring sessions, taught by Avraham Eisbruch, MD, and Mathew Stenmark, MD, into two separate sessions, one of which will focus on advanced cases. Joining them to provide the radiology correlations will be Mary Beth Cunnan, MD, from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Finally, we will again include sessions that pair up a surgeon with a radiation oncologist to provide enhanced multidisciplinary education. For GI, surgical oncologist Ken Meredith, MD, will be teaching alongside Ravi Shridhar, MD. For sarcoma, orthopedic oncologist Amaliea DeComas, MD, will be joining Steven Finkelstein, MD.
Please note that these sessions also give you the opportunity to earn PQI credit towards fulfilling Maintenance of Certification. Space is limited and sessions sell out quickly, so register now to add these eContouring sessions to your Annual Meeting itinerary. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!
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For more information about ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting, visit our Annual Meeting website.