Keynote Speakers

The Annual Meeting Keynote speakers give our membership an opportunity to hear from individuals whose breadth and vision extends beyond the specialty of radiation oncology to inform them about the bigger picture of the rapidly changing health care environment. With their knowledge and expertise, this year’s Keynote speakers will continue to highlight the meeting theme Embracing Change, Advancing Person-centered Care.

Wendy Dean

Wendy Dean, MD
Monday, October 25
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • CEO and Co-founder, The Moral Injury of Healthcare, a nonprofit organization addressing the crisis of clinician distress.
  • Focus on finding innovative ways to make medicine better for both patients and health care professionals-technologically, ethically and systemically.
  • Talk will explore the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and that burnout/languishing may be a symptom of systems challenges.
Wendy Dean

Barry Schwartz, PhD
Tuesday, October 26
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore (Emeritus Psychology)
  • Author of “Practical Wisdom”
  • Studies the link between economics and psychology
  • Talk will explore human behavior such as the paradox of choice, engagement at work, happiness and how that relates to improved patient outcomes and satisfaction of RO attendees.
Fei-Fei Li

Fei-Fei Li, PhD 
Tuesday, October 26
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Sequoia Capital Professor, Co-director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), Professor, By Courtesy, Operations, Information and Technology at The Graduate School of Business.
  • Served as Vice President at Google and as Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud during sabbatical from January 2017 - September 2018.
  • Research interests include cognitively inspired AI, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and AI+health care, especially ambient intelligent systems for health care delivery.
  • Talk on pioneering work in computer vision and AI and her view on the future of equitable, human centered AI in health care.

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