99th Annual Meeting


View the ARS 2017 Advance Program Here!

OVERFLOW HOTELS: If you still need to make a reservation for the meeting, please find a list of nearby available hotels here.


Join us for distinguished keynotes, panel sessions, scientific sessions, posters and more!

Jim Allison named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people

MD Anderson’s immunology chair has been named to the TIME 100 list for his insight into the immune system. The work of Jim Allison, Ph.D., launched a completely new way to treat cancer, improving patient outcomes and transforming research.

  • Janeway Lecture by James P. Allison, PhD –  MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Keynote Lecture by Walter J. Curran MD, FACR – Emory University/Winship Cancer Institute
  • Keynote Lecture by Crystal Mackall, MD- Stanford Medicine
  • Presidential Categorical Course on Clinical Trials led by Thomas A Buchholz, MD, FACR – MD Anderson Cancer Center; Howard M. Sandler, MD – Cedars-Sinai; Karyn A. Goodman, MD – University of Colorado and Jeffrey D. Bradley, MD -Washington University of Medicine
  • Case-Based Tumor Board Luncheon on Breast led by Kathleen Horst, MD – Stanford Medicine
  • Case-Based Tumor Board Luncheon on Rectal Cancer led by Prajnan Das, MD, MS, MPH – MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Debate on Pancreatic Cancer: Is radiation needed? Led by Dan Chang, MD – Stanford Medicine and Joseph Herman, MD, MSc – MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Panel on Esophageal Cancer led by Steven H. Lin, MD, PhD- MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Panel on Gynecology led by Akila N. Viswanathan, MD, MPH – Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Panel on Oligometastases & Immunotherapy led by Steve J. Chmura, MD, PhD – University of Chicago Medicine
  • SBRT Contouring and Planning Course for Hepatobiliary and CNS tumors
  • Resident vs. Faculty Jeopardy Event led by Join Y. Luh, MD, FACP – St. Joseph Hospital Eureka, CA and Oregon Health and Sciences University and David Raben, MD – University of Colorado


We’d like to invite you to the first EduCase SBRT eContouring Symposium at the ARS Annual Meeting. The session will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. The EduCase tool is used by professional radiation oncology societies as a part of special courses offered to teach segmentation skills. Featured contouring exercises and didactic cases discussions will include:

  • Session 01: CNS with Kristin Janson Redmond, M.D., M.P.H. (Spine) and Christina I. Tsien, MD (Brain)
  • Session 02: Hepatobiliary with Richard Tuli, M.D., Ph.D.  (Pancreas) and Eugene J. Koay, MD, PhD (liver)

Cost: $35
If you have already registered for the meeting but would also like to register for the EduCase session, please email registration@americanradiumsociety.org to update your registration.

Target Group
The contouring workshops are aimed at junior clinical or radiation oncologists who want to improve their contouring skills or at more senior specialists who want to refresh and validate their knowledge and skills in this field.

Workshop participants will be assigned and complete a series contouring exercises prior to each session where the presenting faculty will be able to compare participant’s structures and evaluate contouring performance and display metric evaluation. Instructions and access permissions will be email to registered participants 3 weeks before workshop.


The annual ARS Medical Jeopardy is becoming a featured program for the Society. It brings together some of the brightest residents from around the country in a friendly, but highly competitive, environment. The competition tests the medical knowledge of resident teams, each representing a region in the United States. The winning team is granted a place in ARS history.

AV Instructions:

Faculty – Please view the AV instructions for the Annual Meeting here.

Exhibitor/Supporter Information Request

Secure your exhibit space by January 15, 2017 and save $250!

Gain valuable exposure to meeting attendees through a support opportunity!

Make sure all of your booth personnel will have badges!

Join us for the 2017 Industry Symposia
(These sessions are not planned by the ARS)

Varian Medical Systems Symposium
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4:00 – 5:30pm | Colorado Hall DEF
Healthcare Reform 2017: What does it mean for Radiation Oncology?
A lively discussion with national experts describing the current status, controversies, and future of healthcare reform as it relates to Radiation Oncology.

What’s new in Washington and how does it impact Radiation Oncology?  – Stacy Stordahl, Sr Director, Varian Government Affairs
MACRA, what is it and why should I care? – Join Luh, MD, Radiation Oncologist, St Joseph Health
Quality of care, guidelines, and appropriateness criteria: American Radium Society’s evolving role.  – Sue Yom, MD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, UCSF

ViewRay Symposium
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:00 pm to 5:30pm | Colorado Hall DEF
Global Perspectives on MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy: U.S. and European MRIdian® Centers Tell All
Come hear clinicians from leading institutions within Europe and the United States discuss their experience with MRIdian®, the world’s first and only clinical MRI-guided radiation therapy system. Everything from implementation and quality assurance to on-table adaptive therapy and patient outcomes will be addressed. This is a symposium you won’t want to miss!

Presenters include:
Jeffrey Bradley, MD from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Ben Slotman, MD PhD from VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
Moderated by Matthew Abramowitz, MD from The University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


In order to obtain the necessary amount of meeting and exhibit space, ARS must commit to using a minimum number of guest rooms. If that commitment is not met, ARS will incur significant financial penalties and will cause an impact on the society.  By booking your room under the official ARS room block, you help meet the ARS hotel obligation.


THE BROADMOOR – Room Block Now Closed.
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO  80906

OVERFLOW HOTELS: If you still need to make a reservation for the meeting, please find a list of nearby available hotels here.

To Book your hotel at the Broadmoor, CLICK HERE https://aws.passkey.com/go/ARS517
Reservation Cut-off
:  Reservations made after the deadline of Friday, April 7, 2017, or when the room block fills, are subject to rate and space availability.
Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation or reduction in arrival and/or departure dates must be confirmed no later than seven (7) days prior to your arrival date.

The Broadmoor provides endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams and canyons that have inspired generations. ARS attendees will have the opportunity to book outdoor fun activities such as hiking through scenic trails, falconry, wild west adventure and zip lining!  For additional information on booking your activity, please click here.


Guests flying into Colorado can choose from either Colorado Springs Airport, which is only 15 minutes from The Broadmoor or Denver International Airport, a scenic 75-minute drive away.  Click on this link for additional Airport Information and Shuttle Services Available.