News | Radiation Therapy | October 28, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Nurse Receives 2015 ASTRO Annual Meeting Nurses Abstract Award

Research abstract on post-chemoradiation therapy follow-up for high-risk head and neck patients presented at ASTRO annual meeting

ASTRO, Annual Meeting Nurses Abstract Award, radiation therapy, Bridgett Harr

October 28, 2015 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has awarded the 2015 Annual Meeting Nurses Abstract Award to Bridgett Harr, CPN, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, for the abstract “Advanced Practice Nurse Follow-up Clinic Reduces Emergency Room Visits and Admissions in High-Risk Patients after Chemoradiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer.”

The Annual Meeting Nurses Abstract Award honors the highest rated abstract with a nursing designation. Award candidates must be nurses who are the lead author or co-author of an abstract selected for presentation at the 2015 ASTRO annual meeting. Harr received a $1,000 award, along with a certificate and complimentary annual meeting registration, at ASTRO’s 57th Annual Meeting, Oct. 18-21, in San Antonio.

“Ms. Harr’s abstract exemplifies the best in the nursing abstracts submitted this year for ASTRO’s Annual Meeting,” said ASTRO President Bruce D. Minsky, M.D., FASTRO. “Every year we select an abstract that highlights research showing how nursing can benefit patient care.”

Harr’s abstract will be presented as a poster at the annual meeting.

For more information: www.astro.org

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