Message from the ASM Chair Dr. Christina Aquino Parsons

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Thank you for your participation in CARO’s 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting – Targeting Biology. YOUR participation made this event a success. A special thank you to CARO’s guest speakers: Drs. Kian Ang, Fei-Fei Liu, Kevin Camphausen, Mihai Ghilezan, Donal Hollywood and Ann Hansen Ree, for the high quality lectures and engagement in the meeting, setting the stage for CARO to fully embrace Molecular Radiation Oncology and the next generation of clinical trials.

With over 400 delegates and a record number of CARO member registrants, we had many opportunities to meet, mingle, network and “sweat-work”! The Social program included the Welcome Reception, the Residents and Fellows social evening at the National Arts Centre (sponsored by Janssen), the annual dinner and awards ceremony at the Museum of Civilization and the 2nd annual CROF Fun RUN/WALK along the Rideau Canal. This year’s winners were David Palma (1st place male runner) Melanie Letourneau (1st place female runner) Caroline Holloway 1st place female walker) and Peter Dixon (1st place male walker). Top and fundraiser this year was Pamela Catton, with two honorable mentions going to Guila Delouya and Richard Tsang who both raised over $1,000 in pledges. Kudos also goes to the Running Room (who led us off), 3-Way Street who donated the online registration technology and Janssen who made a corporate donation. With pledges totaling over $21,000, this run promises to be a regular event at the ASM.

Photo credit metagrafixdesign 2012

Photo credit metagrafixdesign 2012

The ASM would not be possible without the support from industry partners. The 2012 Sponsors were: Elekta, Varian , Abbott, AstraZeneca, Janssen and GE Healthcare. 2012 Exhibitors were: 3M Canada, Best Medical Canada, Brainlab, Carl Zeiss Canada, CSP Medical, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, IsoAid, Login, MIM Software, Orfit Industries America, Paladin and Philips Healthcare.

Thanks to members of the ASM committee, CARO BOD, Mary Hooey and Susan Dallin O’Grady and Ottawa Hospital volunteers for their support.

Photo credit metagrafixdesign 2012

Photo credit metagrafixdesign 2012

Enjoy the memories of CARO ASM 2012 at http://www.metagrafixdesign.com/CARO2012photogallery Please remember to give credit to “metagrafixdesign” when using these photos.

Undoubtedly you will return to the clinic new ideas, insights, knowledge and opportunities for collaboration to share with your colleagues. I encourage you to invite them to join us next year in Montréal (September 18-21, 2013) at the Hilton Bonaventure for the CARO/COMP meeting “Innovations In Imaging”. While the ASM committee has already begun work for 2013 they await your feedback so that the ASM will continue to meet the needs of the CARO membership.

Dr. Christina Aquino Parsons                                                                                                                                           Chair, 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting Committee

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