Trade shows of all industries are coming back to venues, and for those in the radiation oncology field – ASTRO 2021 is back! Medical professionals from all over flock to attend or exhibit at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s annual meeting to gain knowledge and discover new services and products for medical treatments.
ASTRO 2021 is making its way to the Windy City this fall. Are you prepared to attend this live event? With so much in store, it’s wise to know what you’re signing up for and get the best out of your experience whether you’re an attendee or exhibitor. Here are all the details you need to know about this medical professional live event.
What is ASTRO 2021?
ASTRO stands for the American Society for Radiation Oncology. This society is “dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research and advocacy.” Each year the association hosts a meeting to gather healthcare professionals to learn and experience innovations as they work together in the fight against cancer
Who Attends this Annual Meeting?
This annual meeting attracts all types of people in healthcare and radiation oncology. Below are just a few of the job titles of people who attend the ASTRO conference, but other healthcare and medical professionals in the field are welcome.
- Radiation therapists
Vendors of medical devices and technology attend as well to share products and services. Get more information on how to register to exhibit for ASTRO 2021.
Where and When is ASTRO 2021?
ASTRO 2021 will take place in Chicago, Illinois, at the McCormick Place Convention Center from October 24-27th. If you are traveling from out of state, you should consider what the restrictions are for Chicago. As of July 2021, individuals in Chicago who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks; however, what may affect you is Chicago’s emergency travel advisory order, which requires visitors from states with a significant degree of widespread illness to quarantine or provide a negative COVID-19 result within 72 hours of arriving in Chicago.
Check out ASTRO’s health and safety guidelines before you head off, so you can be safe and prepared.
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Why Should I Exhibit or Attend?
After a tumultuous year, it’s important more than ever to hit the ground running and make connections with professionals to make a difference in radiation therapies. Decision-makers will explore the exhibit hall so they can improve their practices. Take the opportunity to network with industry leaders, share demonstrations and get insight into what the future landscape will look like. If you want to make leaps and bounds after a year without live events, plan to attend or schedule to exhibit at ASTRO 2021.
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