2018 ARS Annual Meeting
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Back to the Future: Therapy and Care in the Next Century of ARS

May 5-8, 2018

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Orlando, Florida

 Ben Slotman, MD, PhD
VU University Medical Center

Program Chair: Beth Beadle, MD, PhD
Stanford University


Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
5601 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

Single Rate/Double Rate: $255.00/night plus applicable city, county, state or federal taxes. 

Room Block Deadline: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Please identify yourself as part of the American Radium Society group when making your reservation through Loews Reservations Center: 1-866-360-7395.

Reserve your hotel room online.

The cancellation of guaranteed reservations must be received 5 days prior to arrival in order to avoid a charge of one night's room and tax.



Online registration is now open.

  ARS Member Non-Member Resident/Fellow/Medical Student 
Early Bird Rate - Through March 2, 2018  $675  $925  $375
On or after March 3, 2018  $775  $1,025  $475



EduCase SBRT eContouring Symposium: $35

Case-Based Tumor Board: Head and Neck:$50 (ARS Members, Resident, Fellow & Medical Student); $80 (Non-Member)

Case-Based Tumor Board: Gynecology: $50 (ARS Members, Resident, Fellow & Medical Student); $80 (Non-Member)

Guest Fee: $375



  1. Describe the increasing role of cancer in global health, mechanisms to increase detection
    and treatment, and novel radiation technologies being used to increase availability
    of radiation therapy throughout the world.
  2. Identify the emerging role of immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer, including in
    the concurrent setting, and explain the potential side effects that may develop and
    how to manage them.
  3. Compare the different management strategies of HPV-associated oropharynx cancer,
    including the relative risks and benefits of surgical vs. non-surgical based approaches.
  4. Describe the risks and benefits of advanced technologies in radiation therapy, including
    particle therapy, MRI-guided radiation therapy, stereotactic radiation, and advanced
    brachytherapy, in the treatment of various malignancies, including lung, GI, breast, CNS,
    GU, and H&N.
  5. Explain the 2018 ARS-ACR Appropriate Use Criteria updates on best practice
    for treatment of breast, bone, brain, GI, GU, GYN, H&N, lymphoma, and
    thoracic malignancies.



Saturday, May 5, 2018

1:00pm - 3:00pm EduCase SBRT eContouring Symposium - Lung and Pancreas*

3:00pm - 5:00pm Presidential Categorical Course

-Proton/Heavy Ion Therapy

-MRI-guided Radiation Therapy

5:00pm - 7:00pm Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall/Poster Walk


Sunday, May 6, 2018

6:45am - 7:30am Continental Breakfast

7:30am - 8:30am Breast Education Session - Hypofractionation

8:30am - 9:45am Appropriate Use Criteria Update

9:45am - 10:00am Break

10:00am - 10:45am Scientific Session #1 - Thoracic 

10:45am - 11:30am Janeway Lecture - Michael Baumann, MD

11:30am - 12:15pm Scientific Session #2 - GI

12:15pm - 1:15pm Scientific Session #3 - CNS/Pediatrics

1:30pm - 3:30pm Case-Based Tumor Board: Head and Neck*

5:30pm - 7:00pm Resident vs. Faculty Medical Jeopardy

7:30pm - 9:30pm ARS Social Event **


Monday, May 7, 2018

6:45am - 7:30am Continental Breakfast

7:30am - 8:00am Presidential Lecture - Ben Slotman, MD, PhD

8:00am - 9:00am Scientific Session #4 - GU/GYN

9:00am - 10:00am Quality, Value, and Global Health Session

10:00am - 10:15am Break

10:15am - 11:00am Keynote - James S. Welsh, MD

11:00am - 11:45am Scientific Session #5 -Breast

11:45am - 12:45pm Scientific Session #6 - Head & Neck

1:00pm - 2:30pm Case-Based Tumor Board: Gynecology*


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

6:45am - 7:30am Continental Breakfast

7:30am - 8:00am Business Meeting

8:00am - 8:45am Scientific Session Essay Awards #7

8:45am - 9:45am Education Session: Lung & Immunotherapy

9:45am - 10:30am Scientific Session #8 - Physics/Biology

10:30am - 10:45am Break

10:45am - 11:30am History Panel

11:30am - 12:30pm Scientific Session #9 - Quality/Policy/PROs/Support


#Program subject to change.

*Registration and payment required for this session. Space is limited.

**Registration and payment required for guests. Space is limited.




Saturday, May 5, 2018   

 Opening Reception

Poster Walk

  5:15pm - 6:15pm

  6:15pm - 7:15pm

 Sunday, May 6, 2018    7:00am - 12:30pm
 Monday, May 7, 2018    7:00am - 12:30pm
 Tuesday, May 8, 2018   7:00am - 12:30pm


The American Radium Society would like to thank our exhibitors:

  • Best Medical International
  • Brainlab, Inc.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
  • Elekta
  • Gold Anchor
  • Hitachi American Ltd. 
  • IBA, Inc.
  • Mevion
  • Orfit Industries America
  • Varian
  • ViewRay

The American Radium Society would like to thank our sponsors:

  • Hitachi
  • Merck
  • Varian
  • ViewRay




Gain valuable exposure to meeting attendees through exhibiting or a support, marketing or visibility opportunity!

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