Cleveland Clinic Nurse Receives 2015 ASTRO Annual Meeting Nurses Abstract Award

Newswise — Fairfax, Virginia, October 16, 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. Ms. Harr will receive a $1,000 award, along with a certificate and complimentary Annual Meeting registration, at ASTRO’s 57th Annual Meeting, October 18-21, at the Henry B. González Convention Center 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, MD, FASTRO. “Every year we select an abstract that highlights research showing how nursing can benefit patient care.”

Her abstract will be presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting in the Henry B. González Convention Center. Ms. Harr’s abstract will also be featured as part of ASTRO’s Annual Meeting Press Program onsite in San Antonio on Monday, October 19, 2015, 10:30 a.m., and online in the virtual Annual Meeting Press Room. She will present information related to her and her colleagues’ abstract in the briefing. Press briefings are open only to registered press. For press registration and media policies for the Annual Meeting, visit or contact Erin L. Boyle at or 703-839-7336.

For more information about ASTRO’s 57th Annual Meeting, visit

ABOUT ASTROASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals that specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (, Practical Radiation Oncology ( and Advances in Radiation Oncology (; developed and maintains an extensive patient website,; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute (, a non-profit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment. To learn more about ASTRO, visit

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