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ASTRO 61st Annual Meeting - American Society for Radiation Oncology

McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois
Sep 15 - Sep 18, 2019

Why Attend


ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies.

These medical professionals, found at hospitals, cancer treatment centers and academic research facilities around the globe, make up the radiation therapy treatment teams that are critical in the fight against cancer.

Together, these teams, treat more than 1 million cancer patients each year. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research and advocacy.

ASTRO provides members with the continuing medical education, health policy analysis, patient information resources and advocacy that they need to succeed in today’s ever-changing health care delivery system.

Strategic Plan
Approved by the ASTRO Board of Directors June 2017

A strategic plan is essential to help guide ASTRO in the coming years and outline measurable goals for our specialty as a whole. Over the past year, ASTRO membership, Board of Directors and staff looked at the most pressing issues facing the field of radiation oncology and provided input for the development of our new strategic plan, outlined below.

Core Purpose
Advance the field of radiation oncology.  

Core Values
Excellence in patient care
Improved outcomes
Diversity and inclusion
Radiation oncology is the recognized leader in quality, innovation and value in multidisciplinary cancer care.


ASTRO's roots date back slightly more than a half-century. It all began in the mid-1950s, when America's radiotherapists started gathering at a Chicago restaurant each November or December while attending the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

In 1955, some of the most important people practicing radiation therapy in the United States met at Barney's Market Club on Randolph Street. Thus was formed the nucleus for what would become the largest and most influential society of radiation oncologists in the world.

Society History

Radiation therapy was little more than a half-century old when the American Club of Therapeutic Radiologists now known as ASTRO, was founded in 1958. Read a narrative of the Society's history.

Event-Based Advertising

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The Innovation and Solution Showcase is an exciting and integral part of the 2019 ASTRO Annual Meeting.  As an exhibitor, you have the opportunity to make connections with important industry leaders to showcase your company’s and products and services.  

As an attendee, you will learn about the latest products and services in the field, gain insight into future developments and become engaged through demonstrations and interactive displays throughout the Exhibit Hall.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

Don’t miss exciting networking opportunities featured in the 2019 ASTRO Exhibit Hall. Find details on exhibitors, the Innovation Hub and ASTRO Connect areas

General Information

See the schedule-at-a-glance, details on last year’s demographics, parking information and a list of FAQs.

Annual Meeting Sponsorship

Expand your reach and enjoy the benefits of becoming an ASTRO Annual Meeting Sponsor. Various levels are available to help you promote your brand.

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