The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has announced it will hold its 62nd Annual Meeting October 25–28, 2020, via an interactive virtual platform. The meeting, “Global Oncology: Radiation Therapy in a Changing World,” will feature reports from the latest clinical trials; panels on global oncology, health disparities, and the novel coronavirus; and an immersive attendee experience in a virtual convention center. Media resources are available at www.astro.org/astro2020press, and attendee registration is available at www.astro.org/annualmeeting.
Originally planned as an on-site meeting in Miami, the ASTRO 2020 Annual Meeting was moved to a Web-based platform due to safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the large volume of new science to be unveiled, the content will be available for 30 days after the meeting ends.
Thomas J. Eichler, MD, FASTRO
“With the health and safety of [patients with cancer] in mind, we chose to invest in an interactive platform so that we can offer attendees a complete meeting experience,” said ASTRO President Thomas J. Eichler, MD, FASTRO. “Attendees will be able to engage with each other on live video and chat platforms and access more than 2,500 abstracts. We will have live, on-demand, and interactive sessions to showcase the latest research and best practices in cancer treatment…. [And] we enhanced our educational program and will have more than 200 hours of continuing medical education credits available for 30 days after the meeting ends.”