4/27/16 – ACRO 2016 Abstract Winners A total of 61 abstracts were submitted for ACRO 2016, March 17-19, in Orlando, Florida. The Scientific Program Committee reviewed and scored all abstracts. The top 7 submitted for oral presentation were scheduled for the Oral Papers Session on March 17, and the top 7 of those submitted by trainees for oral presentation (if not already selected for the Oral Papers Session) were scheduled for the Resident Oral Papers Session on March 19. Of those submitted for poster presentation 6 were selected for a 'poster walk' session on March 19, at which the authors gave 5 minute presentations followed by questions as a group of attendees toured the poster boards with Dr. Finkelstein, a member of the Scientific Program Committee. The Best Oral Session presentation was by Dr. Lauren Rosati, of the Johns Hopkins University; the Best Resident Oral Session presentation was by Dr. Ashley Sekhon, of The Ohio State University; and the Best Poster Walk presentation was by Dr. Pyal Soni, of the University of Michigan, which also scored as the Best Overall Trainee presentation. The winners will receive certificates suitable for framing.
4/13/16 – ACRO Resident Awards presented at ACRO 2016: Over the last year, ACRO has awarded residents several grants and scholarships: The Resident Seed Grant, Resident Educational Grant, Resident GROW Scholarship, and the Heidelberg Ion Therapy Center Resident Grant. The winners were: Drs. Shefali Gajjar (GROW), Erin Gillespie (Educational), Chika Nwachukwu (GROW), Adam Olson (GROW), Natalie Lockney (SEED), Michael Repka (HIT), Narek Shaverdian (Educational), Vivek Verma (HIT), and Anthony Wong (SEED). ACRO encourages all its resident members to apply for these opportunities as they become available.
4/11/16 – April Legislative Updates: Get the latest legislative updates from Capitol Hill, click here.
4/6/16 – ACRO Fellows Inducted at ACRO 2016 This year, ACRO awarded Fellowship to 7 members of the College that have contributed significantly over the years. They are: Drs. Jo Ann Chalal, Bahman Emami, Shane Hopkins, Jay Locke, Janet Merfeld, John Mignano, and Srinath Sundararaman. They were presented their awards at the President's Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 17.
3/30/16 – ACRO Thanks Dr. William Rate for His Twelve Years of Service as Secretary-Treasurer After serving on the Executive Committee as Secretary-Treasurer since 2004, William Rate, MD, PhD retired from his position as an officer of the College. To recognize this remarkable service, he was presented with a framed plaque at the President's Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 17. Dr. William Noyes was elected by the membership earlier this year as his replacement, and assumed this position at the end of the Board of Chancellors' meeting on Saturday, March 19.
3/23/16 – ACRO 2016 a huge success according to attendees. ACRO's Annual Meeting was held in Orlando last week from March 17-19 and the positive reviews have been pouring in! The Scientific Program was lauded as being one of the best in years, a special thanks to Dr. Julia White of The Ohio State University for serving as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee. We also had a total attendance of 298, and a record virtual attendance of 58 for our live streaming option, a free benefit for members that is also CME eligible. This meeting also announced the creation of the Dr. Luther Brady Foundation of ACRO Inc. and a very successful fundraising event, the RadiatingHope 5K. This meeting's general sessions were recorded and will be placed on ACRO.org in the coming weeks. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
3/17/15 – ACRO Alert: Announcing the Launch of eContour.org
We'd like to announce the public release of eContour.org, a novel web-based interactive atlas. Register for free to view head & neck and lymphoma cases (with other sites coming soon)!
Our mission is to improve quality of radiation delivery through easy-to-use resources that are available at the point of care. We are grateful to you as a member of the ACRO community for supporting this project through an ACRO Resident Educational Grant, and appreciate any feedback you have to make this most useful to your clinical practice.
This website was created thanks to Erin Gillespie, MD, a member of the ACRO Resident Committee and an ACRO Resident Educational Grant Winner.
Please feel free to contact Erin Gillespie, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or feedback. Happy contouring!
James Welsh, MD, FACRO
3/7/16 – January, February & March Legislative Updates: Get the latest legislative updates from Capitol Hill, click here.
3/2/16 – Earn CME Credits by Livestreaming ACRO 2016 — Free for Members!
Can't attend the meeting in person? Consider our live streaming option, free for members and affordable for nonmembers ($99). With this option, you'll be able to log in and watch select ACRO Plenary Sessions from the comfort of your own home or office via a high-speed Internet connection. Stay informed about the latest advances in the business and practice of radiation oncology in 2016! READ MORE
2/24/16 – ACRO 2016 Luther Brady Lecture to be presented by Dr. Bahman Emami
This year's annual meeting (March 17-19 in Orlando, FL) will have the Dr. Luther Brady Lecture presented by Bahman Emami, MD of Loyola University, Maywood, IL. This lecture will take place from 2-3 PM Friday and is titled, "The Emami Paper: A Quarter Century Later" and touches on recent updates to one of the foundational papers in the history of the practice of radiation oncology. ACRO is excited to present this lecture for all of our members and attendees. Make sure you register so that you don't miss this lecture, which will be a vital part of this year's Annual Meeting and to ensure your success as a radiation oncologist in 2016! Click here for the full schedule. READ MORE
2/17/16 – ACRO 2016: Reserve your hotel room by February 23rd!
ACRO has selected Buena Vista Palace Hotel at Orlando, FL, for the 2016 meeting. The deadline to book a room is February 23rd, so make your reservations as soon as possible!
The hotel is on the Disney World campus with all its attractions, and is only a short walk to Downtown Disney for shops, restaurants and after-hours entertainment.
Three days featuring a series of in-depth plenary sessions, addressing current controversies, on Breast, CNS, GU, GI, Head & Neck, and Lung cancers and the economics of practice.
The ACRO room rate is just $175 plus applicable taxes, for single or double occupancy. Book your hotel room directly with the hotel by using ACRO's online booking site or call +1-407-827-2727 and make sure to mention ACRO. Rooms are only guaranteed through February 23rd, so make sure to reserve your room by then to make sure you don’t miss this crucial meeting for your practice. READ MORE
2/10/16 – Pre-Conference Seminar on Billing and Coding at ACRO 2016
This year's ACRO annual meeting (March 17-19 in Orlando, FL) will present a pre-conference seminar on Wednesday, March 16, on the latest updates in billing and coding. Make sure your practice has all the information it needs to be fully reimbursed by CMS in 2016! This seminar, "Updates and Dilemma in Radiation Oncology Coding for 2016," will be by Revenue Cycle, Inc. The presenters are: Sally Eggleston, MBA, BSRT (T), Kelli VanDenBerg, RT, (R)(T), and Teri Bedrad, BA, RT, (R)(T), CPC. This event is CME eligible to help fulfill your continuing education requirements. Arrive the morning before the main conference begins to make sure you don't miss this vital addition to ACRO 2016! READ MORE
2/3/16 – ACRO 2016: General Plenary Session V: Business and Economics of Practice
This year's annual meeting (March 17-19 in Orlando, FL) has a plenary session on Friday on the business and economics of practice. Learn everything you need to know to prepare your practice for 2016! Click here to download the Full ACRO Meeting Brochure with a detailed schedule and our list of speakers. Our topics are covered by some of the top specialists in the field, including the ACRO Government Relations & Economics Committee Update by Sheila Rege, MD, FACRO of Northwest Cancer Clinic and Jason McKitrick, MBA of Liberty Partners Group, the Dr. David Krause Washington Update by Andrew Woods, Esq. of Liberty Partners Group, Practical Application of Coding Updates and Documentation of Your Practice by Sally Eggleston, MBA, BSRT (T) of Revenue Cycle, Inc., the ACRO Accreditation Update by Jaroslaw Hepel, MD, FACRO of Brown University, and an ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Update by Lisa Kachnic, MD of the American Board of Radiology. READ MORE