2019 ARS Annual Meeting
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Pre-Registration is Now Closed. Please register onsite starting on Saturday, April 6 at 7:00am.


April 6-9, 2019

Monarch Beach

One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629

Hotel Information

Resort Guestroom/Studio Suite Upgrades: $365/night (single or double) plus federal, state, local and Tourism Business Improvement District Tax

Reserve Your Room Online: https://book.passkey.com/e/49825946

Please note the group rate is available until March 3, 2019 or until the block is full (whichever comes first). If you do not book by the group rate deadline, you will be subject to the standard rate (currently $777/night plus the resort fee of $40/night. 

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21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

10 SA-CME Credits

Saturday, April 6, 2019 
7:00am – 8:00am    5K Walk, Run or Jog 
9:00am – 11:00am

Adaptive Planning Course (Moderator: Matthew C. Abramowitz MD)*

9:00 – 9:05 Introduction

9:05 – 9:20 Lorraine Portelance, MD

9:20 – 9:35 Anuja Jhingran, MD

9:35 – 9:50 Ben Slotman, MD, PhD

9:50 – 10:05 Carri Glide-Hurst, PhD 

10:05 – 10-20 James Hugh, MD

10:20 – 10:35 Join Luh, MD

10:35 – 10:50 Q & A

11:00am – 12:00pm

Scientific Session #1 (Head and Neck and Breast Cancers)

Moderators: Amar Rewari, MD, MBA, and Thomas Galloway

OA1       573184  Head and Neck Cancer/ Skin Cancer

OA2       561935  Head and Neck Cancer/ Skin Cancer

OA3       572126  Head and Neck Cancer/ Skin Cancer

OA4       574207  Head and Neck Cancer/ Skin Cancer

OA5       574024  Breast Cancer

OA6       588889  Breast Cancer

OA7       534112  Breast Cancer

12:00pm – 1:30pm Industry Lunch Symposium (Sirtex)
1:30pm – 3:15pm   

Presidential Course - Patient QOL and Survivorship (Moderator: Charles Simone, MD)*

1:30 – 1:35 Introduction

1:35 – 1:55 Patricia Ganz, MD

1:55 – 2:15 Joshua Jones, MD

2:15 – 2:35 Ronald C Chen, MD MPH

2:35 – 2:45 Break   

2:45 – 3:30 Panel discussion

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Scientific Session #2 (Metastases and Miscellaneous)

Moderators:  Andrzej Wojcieszynski, MD

OA8       591500  Metastases

OA9       571695  Metastases

OA10     572443  Metastases

OA11     571090  Metastases

OA12     590493  Metastases

OA13     541220  Miscellaneous Cancer Topics

OA14     573039  Miscellaneous Cancer Topics

4:30pm - 5:30pm Industry Symposium (Varian)
5:30pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Reception / Posterwalk with the Professor (Moderator: Gary Freedman, MD)

  • Breast: Cynthia Ballenger, MD
  • CNS: Laurie Gaspar, MD, MBA
  • Head & Neck: Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR
  • Thoracic: Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD
  • Genitourinary: Paul L. Nguyen, MD
  • Gynecology: Matthew Biagioli, MD
  • CNS: Sam Chao, MD
  • Gastrointestinal: Kim Johung, MD,  PhD
  • Physics/Imaging: Indrin J. Chetty, PhD


Sunday, April 7, 2019 

7:30am – 8:30am   

AUC Education Session - GI and Sarcoma*

7:30am - 8:00am Salma Jabbour, MD (GI)

8:00am - 8:30am Simon S. Lo, MD (Sarcoma)

8:30am – 10:00am

Scientific Session #3 (CNS and GI)

Moderators:  Laurie Gaspar, MD and Navesh Sharma, MD

OA15     591234  CNS Tumors & Functional Disorders

OA16     568142  CNS Tumors & Functional Disorders

OA17     573137  CNS Tumors & Functional Disorders

OA18     573832  CNS Tumors & Functional Disorders

OA19     584800  CNS Tumors & Functional Disorders

OA20     569918  Gastrointestinal Cancer

OA21     591475  Gastrointestinal Cancer

OA22     589385  Gastrointestinal Cancer

OS23      573100  Gastrointestinal Cancer

OA24     590033  Gastrointestinal Cancer

10:15am – 11:00am

Janeway Lecture 

Michael A Caligiuri, MD, President, City of Hope National Medical Center

11:00am – 12:30pm   

Challenging Cases in CNS (Moderator: Scott G. Soltys, MD)*

Radiation Oncology: Sam Chao, MD

Seema Nagpal, MD

Neurosurgery: Gabriel Zada, MD

 12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch/Exhibits/Poster Viewing
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Speed Mentoring

Mentors: Cindy Ballenger, MD; Andre Konski, MD, MBA

2:00pm - 5:00pm  Free Time
 5:30pm - 7:00pm  Resident Jeopardy (Moderator: Join Y. Luh, MD, FACP)
7:30pm - 9:30pm ARS Social Event


Monday, April 8, 2019 

 7:30am – 8:30am  

AUC Education Session - Thoracic and Breast*

7:30am - 8:00am Stephen G. Chun, MD (Thoracic)

8:00am - 8:30am Elizabeth Harris, MD (Breast)

 8:30am – 9:30am

Scientific Session #4 (GYN and GU Cancers)

Moderators:  Neil Taunk, MD and Brian Baumann, MD

OA25     550995  Gynecological Cancer

OA26     592232  Gynecological Cancer

OA27     546996  Gynecological Cancer

OA28     566556  Gynecological Cancer

OA29     572829  Gynecological Cancer

OA30     584958  Genitourinary Cancer

OA31     590743  Genitourinary Cancer


 9:30am – 10:00am

Presidential Lecture

Andre A. Konski, MD, MBA, MA, FACR, FASTRO

 10:00am - 10:15am

Gold Medal Award Presentation

Recipient: Richard Hoppe, MD

 10;15am - 10:30am Break 
10:30am - 11:15am

Keynote Lecture

Bryan Bohman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, University Healthcare Alliance

11:15am – 11:30am Seth A. Rosenthal, MD, FACR, FASTRO – Physician Wellness: A Cause for Concern-- Report from the ARS Representative to the 2018 ACR Intersociety Conference.
11:30am - 12:30pm Scientific Session #5 (Lung and Pediatric Cancers) 

Moderators:  Henry Park and Susan Hiniker, MD

OA32     574684  Lung Cancer

OA33     591230  Lung Cancer

OA34     592257  Lung Cancer

OA35     592225  Lung Cancer

OA36     567435  Pediatric Cancer/ Sarcoma

OA37     590418  Pediatric Cancer/ Sarcoma

12:30pm - 2:00pm Industry Symposium (ViewRay)


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 

 7:30am – 8:00am Business Meeting
 8:00am - 8:45am

Scientific Session #6, Young Oncologist Awards

Moderators:  Gary Freedman and Andre Konski

OA38     573922  Breast Cancer

OA39     574023  Genitourinary Cancer

OA40     572958  CNS Tumors & Functional Disorders

OA41     588076  Pediatric Cancer/ Sarcoma

OA42      570965  Gynecological Cancer

 8:45am - 9:45am

Educational Session - Immunotherapy (Moderator: Igor Rybkin, MD)*

8:45am - 9:05am Igor Rybkin, MD

9:05am - 9:25am Clara Hwang, MD

9:25am - 9:45am TBS

 9:45am - 10:00am Networking Break
10:00am - 11:00am

Scientific Session #7 (QOL, Outcomes, Physics, and Biology)

Moderators:  Indrin Chetty and Andrew Vassil, MD

OA43     571225  Toxicity/Quality of Life/Outcomes

OA44     591335  Toxicity/Quality of Life/Outcomes

OA45     590642  Toxicity/Quality of Life/Outcomes

OA46     592098  Toxicity/Quality of Life/Outcomes

OA47     573591  Physics/Imaging

OA48     590931  Physics/Imaging

OA49     572474  Biology

11:00am - 12:30pm

Challenging Cases in GU (Moderator: Tim Showalter, MD)*


Urology: Tracey Krupski, MD, MPH (University of Virginia)

Medical Oncology: Clara Hwang, MD (Henry Ford Health System)

Radiation Oncology: Abhishek Solanki, MD (Loyola University Medical Center)

Radiation Oncology: Rahul Tendulkar, MD (Cleveland Clinic)


*SA-CME Credits






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