2019 ASTRO Annual Meeting

Abstract Awards

September 15-18, 2019
McCormick Place
Chicago


Submission site opens: December 14, 2018
Submission site closes: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time

The application process occurs during the abstract submission process— this includes travel grants. The deadline to submit an award application is February 24, 2019.

  • Attendance at the meeting is required to obtain the award and honorarium.
  • Please see “award criteria” when submitting an online abstract for details of each award. Please note: The author or senior author must be an ASTRO member.
  • Attendance at the meeting is required to obtain the award and honorarium.
  • Please be sure to indicate “resident” or “nurse” in order to be eligible for those awards.
  • Notifications will be emailed to first author by May 17, 2019.

Steven A. Leibel Memorial Award

In partnership with the ABR Foundation, we will be offering up to two awards of $2,000 each to an abstract selected for the Plenary and/or Clinical Trials sessions. The abstract must be presented by the Principal Investigator, who must be an ABR board-certified, or board-eligible individual who has completed training in radiation oncology or medical physics within the last 10 years. Winners will be recognized by the ABR-F Executive Director, and on-site at the ASTRO Annual Meeting.

Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Abstract Awards

This award is designed to promote clinical research by young scientists. The award is granted to the top three resident authors of significant abstracts in biology, clinical practice and physics. The award includes a $1,500 honorarium, a trophy of recognition and complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting.

Basic/Translational Science Abstract Awards

This award is designed to encourage participation by basic and translational scientists. Up to 12 awards will be given to applicants having the top-rated abstracts in biology, clinical practice and physics categories — four awards in each category. The award includes a $1,000 honorarium, certificate of recognition and complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting.

Nurses’ Abstract Award

This award is designed to promote clinical research among radiation oncology nurses. Up to two awards of $1,000 will be presented to the highest rated abstracts with a nursing designation. A certificate of recognition and complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting is included. The candidate must be a first or co-author of an accepted abstract.

International Abstract Award

This grant is designed to foster continuing medical education, assist in career development and help to establish relationships with leading ASTRO members who may serve as scientific mentors to the recipient. One award of $4,000 will be used to support a radiation oncologist in a developing country to attend the ASTRO Annual Meeting and to spend additional time at a comprehensive cancer center within the United States. Complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting is included.

Annual Meeting Travel Awards

To recognize outstanding abstracts submitted by early career scientists, biologists and physicists, up to 15 awards of $1,000 each will be provided to help offset travel expenses to the meeting. Complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting is included. Applications must be submitted during the abstract submission process.

Annual Meeting Resident Poster Viewing Recognition Award

This award will recognize the highest-rated abstracts submitted by residents and accepted as a poster. Winners will receive a trophy. Up to nine trophies will be awarded. The award is granted to the top three resident authors of significant abstracts in each category: biology, clinical practice and physics.

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