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 == Testing and Adherence == == Testing and Adherence ==
  
-Twice a year, the IHE-RO Technical Committee, with the support of ASTRO, hosts a proctored cross-vendor testing activity called Connectathon. ​ (If you are familiar with the IHE Connectathon,​ this is similar, except that IHE-RO hosts a separate one)+Once a year, the IHE-RO Technical Committee, with the support of AAPM, hosts a proctored cross-vendor testing activity called Connectathon. ​ (If you are familiar with the IHE Connectathon,​ this is similar, except that IHE-RO hosts a separate one)
  
 The intent of these sessions is to have Vendors bring their devices and applications to be tested against the Profiles and Actors they would like to prove that they adhere to.  The independent judges assess the ability of the Vendors to interoperate and comply with the behaviors described in the Profiles. ​ If the Vendor product is found to be  adherent to an actor, then the vendor can publicize an "​Integration Statement"​ in a public forum, and will be given the right to claim adherence to that actor when marketing their products. The intent of these sessions is to have Vendors bring their devices and applications to be tested against the Profiles and Actors they would like to prove that they adhere to.  The independent judges assess the ability of the Vendors to interoperate and comply with the behaviors described in the Profiles. ​ If the Vendor product is found to be  adherent to an actor, then the vendor can publicize an "​Integration Statement"​ in a public forum, and will be given the right to claim adherence to that actor when marketing their products.
  
-In general, ​one of the Connectathons ​is held in the first part of the year, and the second ​in the last half of the year.  The Connectathons generally have one session in the U.S., one in Europe to balance the travel burden for US/European attendees. ​ The U.S. based Connectathon has historically been held at ASTRO Headquarters in  Washington D.C. area.  ​The European Connectathon is hosted by a vendor volunteer.+In general, the Connectathon ​is held in the last half of the year.  The Connectathons generally have one session in the U.S., one in Europe to balance the travel burden for US/European attendees. ​  ​The European Connectathon is hosted by a vendor volunteer.
  
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