Society for palliative radiation oncology: Report from the seventh annual meeting (2020)

Candice Johnstone, Emily J. Martin, Timur Mitin, Yolanda D. Tseng, Jordan Hill, Charles B. Simone

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The Society for Palliative Radiation Oncology (SPRO) is an international professional group dedicated to advancing the field of palliative radiation oncology by promoting evidence-based palliative radiotherapy and excellence in primary palliative care through research, education, collaboration, and patient advocacy. SPRO held its 7th Annual Meeting on October 28, 2020 over a virtual platform in association with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting. Short and long-term goals for the Society were detailed and the accomplishments since SPRO’s 6th Annual Meeting were reviewed. New research was presented during a series of two-minute rapid fire educational sessions given by speakers selected to present in the scientific palliative care track at the ASTRO Annual Meeting. Recipients of the Lifetime Service Award and the Rising Star Award were announced and presented. This Meeting Report summarizes the proceedings of the 7th Annual Meeting and describes future directions for SPRO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7146-7150
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Palliative Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • Palliative care
  • Palliative radiation therapy
  • Society for palliative radiation oncology (SPRO)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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