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San Diego Welcomes the

2023 ASTRO Annual Meeting

October 1-4, 2023

Welcome to San Diego

Welcome to San Diego where good vibes, fresh air and a wide open coastline are calling. Make sure to add on a day or two outside of the conference to enjoy everything from sparkling beaches to laid-back neighborhoods, explore the cultural wonders of Balboa Park, take an epic coastal hike or discover your new favorite restaurant. Whatever makes you smile, there's more of it waiting for you when you stay a few extra days in San Diego.

ASTRO’s Annual Meeting is the premier radiation oncology scientific event in the world and draws more than 8,500 attendees each year. The theme for the 2023 ASTRO Annual Meeting is “Pay it Forward: Partnering with Our Patients.” The meeting will focus on the patient perspective and engagement to develop and advance research by elevating clinical trials, addressing the integral role of research in patient care, and providing a diverse education program featuring clinical and scientific advancements. The program will also feature learning paths that focus on professional development and strategies to strengthen patient-centered care while empowering radiation oncology professionals across the cancer care community. The program will emphasize patient quality and safety issues in the delivery of radiation therapy, especially advanced radiation techniques such as stereotactic body radiation therapy. The program will address the disease sites most commonly treated in radiation oncology, the equipment and software used, terminology and professional roles and multidisciplinary care team responsibilities. Program content has been designed to address specific documented and clinically important practice gaps in physician knowledge and competence including disparities and inequities in radiation oncology. There also will be increased involvement of patients and patient advocates who will provide valuable input in all aspects of the meeting design.

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Conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown San Diego and serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines including non-stop flights from Mexico, Canada, Germany, Japan and the UK, San Diego International Airport receives more than 16 million passengers a year.

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2024

February remains the perfect month to discover (or re-discover) the story of San Diego during Museum Month with 50% off admission to more than 60 San Diego County museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and more.

Join us every day in February as we explore a rich world of cultural experiences, including virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and other special museum moments you can only find in San Diego. #SDMuseumMonth

 

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Apr 5 - Apr 7, 2024

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs across the United States. Spanning ages 14 – 84, the Crew Classic is a competition for future Olympians as well as for those new to the sport. This event is often a highlight of their competitive rowing careers. The Crew Classic is not only an athletic event with competitors at the peak of physical fitness, but a social gathering for enthusiasts to enjoy great local food, a beer garden with San Diego’s famous local craft breweries, and shopping. The event is held at Mission Bay, just a mile from the Pacific Beach.

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Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

May 9 - May 12, 2024

The spirit, sounds and flavors of southwest Louisiana come alive at the largest and most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. With everything from A to Zydeco, this 4-day, family-friendly cultural celebration takes place on picture-perfect San Diego Bay, featuring 100+ live musical acts & performances on 7 stages, wooden dance floors, shade, green grass and plenty of fun for the kids.

Come for the music, stay for the food. Gator By The Bay’s mouthwatering French Quarter Food Court is what foodie dreams are made of. Check off every box on your bayou-inspired culinary bucket list and chow down on authentic Cajun, Creole and Southern culinary delights, including gumbo, jambalaya, beignets and 10,000 pounds of crawfish brought directly from Louisiana. Gator By The Bay is Mardi Gras in May

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