By Edina Wang, MD, radiation oncology resident at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and ACR RFS RO Representative
RO Corner: Scientific Conferences for Radiation Oncology Trainees
Scientific conferences are an exciting way for trainees to learn about the latest advances and research in a field and meet other attendees. A first-time attendee should plan a schedule of what they are interested in learning about. Often, the dates and times of specific presentations are given in advance of the meeting.
Furthermore, sometimes abstracts are provided ahead of the meeting and reading the abstracts can help you understand some background information for the talk or presentation of interest. Interacting with other researchers and attendees can also be a great opportunity to have specific questions answered, to network with people who may have similar interests as you, and to form new collaborations/friendships.
There are many exciting scientific and educational meetings on the horizon for radiation oncology trainees. Although not exhaustive, below is a list of future scientific meetings of interest:
- ASTRO’s 62nd Annual Meeting: Oct. 25–28, 2020
- RSNA 106th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting: Nov. 29–Dec. 5, 2020
- ESTRO 2020: Nov. 28–Dec. 1, 2020
- ACRO Annual Meeting: The Radiation Oncology Summit: Feb. 24–27, 2021
- RSS 2021 Scientific Meeting: March 11–13, 2021
- 4th Annual ROECSG Spring Symposium: May 14, 2021
- ASCO 2021 Annual Meeting: June 4–8, 2021
- ABS 2021 Annual Conference: June 25–27, 2021