Society for Palliative Radiation Oncology: report from the Fifth Annual Meeting (2018)

Candice Johnstone, Emily Martin, Timur Mitin, Yolanda Tseng, Charles B. Simone II


The Society for Palliative Radiation Oncology (SPRO) is a worldwide group of radiation oncologists who are passionate about delivering high quality, evidence-based palliative radiotherapy (1). SPRO held its 5th Annual Meeting on October 25, 2018 in association with the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Building on the goals and progress of SPRO from the prior year’s Annual Meeting (2), 45 radiation oncologists, residents and medical students gathered at a restaurant on San Antonio’s Riverwalk to share a meal, reflect on accomplishments and create goals for the upcoming year. Two awards were also given during the SPRO Annual Meeting: The Lifetime Service Award and The Rising Star Award.