Fairfax, Va., Aug. 27, 2013 The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 42 recipients for the 2013 Annual Meeting Abstract Awards. The awardees will receive a total of $34,500 and be honored at ASTRO's 55th Annual Meeting, September 22-25, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
"ASTRO's Annual Meeting continually attracts high-quality scientific abstracts from researchers around the world. Research of this caliber provides valuable knowledge to Annual Meeting attendees who, in turn, can apply the findings to their radiation oncology practices and improve cancer care globally," said ASTRO President Colleen A. F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO. "Congratulations to all of the researchers honored with these awards."
The Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Abstract Award recognizes the top three resident authors of the leading abstracts in radiation and cancer biology, clinical practice and radiation physics. Award winners will be presented with $1,500 and a trophy at a ceremony on Monday, September 23 at 10:15 a.m. Recipients are either a current resident-in-training or out of training for up to one year and are ASTRO members. The 2013 Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Abstract Award recipients are:
The Resident Digital Poster Recognition Award honors the three highest rated abstracts by residents who are the lead author and selected for digital poster discussions. Awards are presented for one abstract in each category: radiation and cancer biology, clinical practice and radiation physics. Awardees will be recognized with trophies during their digital poster presentation, Monday, September 23 at 10:15 a.m. The 2013 Resident Digital Poster Recognition Award recipients are:
The Resident Poster Viewing Recognition Award recognizes the highest rated, resident-submitted abstracts selected for paper poster presentations. The top three resident authors in each category (radiation and cancer biology, clinical practice and radiation physics) are awarded this recognition. Recipients receive the trophy award during the Poster Viewing Reception on Monday, September 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Hall B4, Building B. The 2013 Resident Poster Viewing Recognition Award recipients are:
Radiation and Cancer Biology
The Basic Science Abstract Award recognizes up to 10 basic scientists (lead authors) of abstracts selected for presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting, in the biology or physics categories, with a $1,000 grant and a certificate. Up to five awards are available for junior investigators (must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency or PhD program no more than four years prior to the deadline) and up to five are available for senior investigators (biologists or physicists four to 10 years post PhD or board certification, whichever comes later). Recipients of the 2013 Basic Science Abstract Award are:
Radiation and Cancer Biology
The Annual Meeting Scientific Abstract/Travel Award recognizes outstanding abstracts submitted by early career scientists, biologists and physicists. Up to 15 awards of $1,000 each are given (five in each category) to help offset travel expenses to attend ASTRO's Annual Meeting. Awardees are the lead authors of the high-scoring abstracts selected for presentation at the 2013 ASTRO Annual Meeting. The 2013 Annual Meeting Scientific Abstract Award recipients are:
The InternationalU.S. Annual Meeting Scientific Abstract Award provides a $4,000 grant to a radiation oncologist from a developing country (based on the World Bank definition) to attend ASTRO's Annual Meeting and to spend one week at a comprehensive cancer center in the United States. The award fosters continuing medical education, assists in career development and aids in establishing relationships with ASTRO members who may serve as scientific mentors to the award winner. Recipients are the lead author of an abstract selected for presentation at the 2013 ASTRO Annual Meeting and have a letter of support from the chair/mentor of the U.S. institution that will host the awardee at their cancer center. The awardee must submit a written summary of their Annual Meeting participation and the experience garnered at the host cancer center. The recipient of the 2013 International U.S. Annual Meeting Scientific Abstract Award is:
The Annual Meeting Nurse Abstract Award recognizes the top clinical research among radiation oncology nurses with a $1,000 grant and certificate. The recipient is a radiation oncology nurse who is the lead author of an abstract selected for presentation at the 2013 ASTRO Annual Meeting, and the recipient will be honored at the Nurses Luncheon on Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The 2013 Annual Meeting Nurse Abstract Award recipient is:
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