Upcoming: 50th Annual Research Seminar

50th Annual Radiation Oncology Research SeminarFebruary 21-22, 2020


Hours: Friday, February 21, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, February 22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel & Conference Center
4200 NW 97th Boulevard
Gainesville, Florida 32606

Concurrent Programs

The special 50th Anniversary Research Seminar will feature three concurrent programs: the Radiation Therapists’ Seminar, the Oncology Nursing Seminar, and the Radiation Oncology Research Seminar.

The event is an important venue that allows us to define optimal treatment approaches, produce the best plans, employ first-rate techniques, provide healing experiences for our patients, assess outcomes, and develop new treatment approaches, providing invaluable information to faculty and residents from several educational institutions as well as professionals in private practice. The seminar will provide breakfast (beginning at 7 a.m. each day) and lunch for all attendees on Friday and Saturday.

Keynote Speaker

The 2020 Keynote Speaker will be Paul M. Harari, MD, FASTRO. Dr. Harari is the current Chair of the ASTRO Board of Directors, the Jack Fowler Professor and Chairman of the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the principal investigator for the Wisconsin H&N SPORE Grant, and a member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center Senior Leadership Council.

Dr. Harari facilitates the interaction of investigators involved in basic, translational and clinical cancer research activities. At UW’s Harari Lab, researchers are investigating how molecular signaling pathways can modulate tumor response to radiation. The team explores new approaches to improve radiotherapy outcomes by enhancing tumor cell radiosensitivity and by decreasing radiation toxicity to normal tissues.

UW Harari Lab Research focuses on a series of promising molecular agents that target various cellular signaling pathways, including growth factor receptor signaling.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe techniques and results of treatment of head and neck, pediatric cancers, lung cancer, and other tumors at the University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology and the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute.
  2. Explain treatment methods to manage treatment side effects and reduce the occurrence of late complications of treatment.
  3. Recognize and interpret the success rates UF is experiencing with its radiotherapy techniques

Accreditation and Credit

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hotel and Event Information

Special room rates are available until January 20, 2020 (King suite: $109; Double: $119). Contact the Best Western Gateway Grand at 352-331-3336, or 877-464-2378, and mention UF Radiation Oncology for information.

For questions regarding the Seminar or accommodations, contact Jessica Kirwan at 352-265-8832.

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Research Seminar Sponsors

We are grateful for the support of this year’s generous Research Seminar Sponsors below:

Gator Level Sponsor

Advanced Pain Medical Center    UF Health Cancer Center

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Orange Level Sponsors

Bayer OncologyVarian

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Blue Level Sponsors

Qfix  Innovative Cancer Care      Elekta

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Annual Research Seminar

The seminar has three concurrent programs for radiation therapy, oncology nursing, and radiation oncology.



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