Abstract Reviewer Training
The ASTRO Abstract Reviewer training is an online program designed to clarify abstract study designs in order to enable the reviewers to score more predictably and homogenously. The guidelines provided will prepare the reviewers in advance of entering the review site, so that they have common questions at the forefront of their mind which should improve focus and foster objectivity and avoid bias.
When reviewing scientific abstracts for the ASTRO Annual Meeting it can be difficult to stay objective and to decide on a score that best represents that study. In order to standardize the process, ASTRO has developed guidelines that provide reviewers with questions to consider in advance of scoring. The guidelines are designed to provide adequate guidance so that scoring is more predictable and homogenous, and more importantly, unbiased.
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This activity is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists, physicists, nurses, and radiation therapists.
Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to do the following:
- Identify the scoring rubric with the five (5) scores, recalling which number corresponds with the “highest or best” score and which number corresponds with the “lowest” score.
- Explain the rationale for “why” an abstract was scored as it was.
- Demonstrate objectivity and non-bias by their scoring.
The person(s) below served as the developer(s) of this activity along with ASTRO Staff. All individuals in control of the content for this activity have no disclosures to declare. All relevant relationships have been mitigated.
Annual Meeting Scientific Committee
- Lisa Kachnic, MD, FASTRO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Chair
- Andrea NG, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Vice-Chair
- Beth Beadle, MD, PhD, Stanford University
- Thomas Galloway, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center
- Johanna VanArdsdall, Sr. Manager, Scientific and Educational Programs
- Sabrina Joseph, PhD, Sr. Scientific Program Officer
- Heather Ranels, Sr. eLearning Manager
- Teddy Hristov, Instructional Designer
- Emily O’Connor, Senior Manager, Professional Development
And a special thank you to Daniel Spratt, MD for use of his abstracts as examples.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification.
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.75 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.