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December 23, 2020
2020: The Remarkable Year

A year ago, we anticipated a new decade and all its promise. At the end of 2019, there were hints that 2020 would be extraordinary though, not in the way we expected. The news of novel coronavirus cases in Wuhan, China, foreshadowed the pandemic that swept across the globe this year, but it wasn’t until early March that we had full awareness of the havoc COVID-19 would wreak.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: radiation oncology, conference 2020, COVID-19
November 4, 2020
SROA 2020 Highlights: How You Can Advance Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in Radiation Oncology (Part 1)

Dr. Malika Siker, a radiation oncologist with the Medical College of Wisconsin, spoke about ways to advance equity, diversity and inclusiveness in radiation oncology. She concluded her talk by discussing what steps individuals can take to effect change.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Diversity, Leadership, conference 2020
November 3, 2020
SROA2020 Highlights: Driving a Culture of Innovation

On Friday, October 30, Mark Coticchia, vice president for Innovation at Baptist Health South Florida, presented on driving a culture of innovation. He described innovation as the intentional process of developing a new product or service to address a need held by many. It’s a structured form of problem solving that is need-based and multidisciplinary.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Leadership, Technology
November 2, 2020
#SROA2020 Highlights: Managing Projects in Radiation Oncology

On Thursday, October 29, Donna Royster, radiation oncology administrator with Atrium Health, presented practical tips on how to incorporate project management (PM) principles in radiation oncology. She also discussed why health care needs a more formal approach to project management.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Leadership
October 30, 2020
#SROA2020 Highlights Cancer Research Insights: The Last Decade

On Wednesday, October 28, Dr. Kim Clarke, program manager, Extramural Discovery Sciences with the American Cancer Society (ACS), presented on cancer research insights from the last decade. Her presentation covered precision medicine, immunotherapy, cancer metabolism, metastasis and palliative care.

By Tammy McCausland
October 29, 2020
#SROA2020 Highlights: Radiation Therapist Burnout

On Tuesday, October 27, Cassandra Worley, radiation therapy supervisor at The Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, gave a workshop on the potential hazards of burnout amongst radiation therapists.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Leadership, Staffing
October 28, 2020
#SROA2020 Highlights: Improving the Patient Experience

SROA President Brenda Marie Palo welcomed participants to the society’s 37th annual and first Virtual Annual Meeting on Monday, October 26. She introduced John Cashion, this year’s keynote speaker.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Leadership, Staffing
October 14, 2020
Teaser Alert! What to expect at SROA 2020 Annual Meeitng

 On October 26–30, SROA will host its 37th Annual Meeting and its 1st virtual meeting. Like prior annual meetings, there will be a keynote presentation, general presentations and workshops.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: conference 2020