USCAP Honors

Stowell-Orbison, Surgical Pathology and Autopsy Awards for Pathologists-in-Training

Stowell-Orbison Awards:
The Stowell-Orbison Awards are for trainees who are currently residents or fellows in pathology. The USCAP offers up to four awards of $500 to pathologists-in-training who present the best research work through the medium of a poster presentation. In addition to these cash awards, a limited number of certificates of merit may also be presented. Applicants can submit only one paper per author, and the first author must be a pathologist-in-training who had a major role in the study. Posters for this competition will be judged by members of the USCAP Stowell-Orbison Awards Committee based on originality, impact, design, presentation, and trainee input. The pathologist-in training (first author) must be present during the entire poster session to be considered for this award.

The Surgical And Autopsy Pathology Awards:
The Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP) and the USCAP co-sponsor two additional awards of $500 each to pathologists-in-training for the best posters on a morphology-based surgical pathology study and on autopsy material, respectively, presented as part of the Stowell- Orbison competition. Applicants may win either of these awards alone, or they may win them in addition to a Stowell-Orbison Award. Eligibility is the same as for the Stowell-Orbison abstracts. Applicants can submit only one paper per author, and the first author must be a pathologist-in-training. Posters for this competition will be judged by a panel of members of the ADASP.

Papers accepted for both of these competitions will be presented as posters on Monday morning of the USCAP Annual Meeting. The names of the winners will be posted on the video monitors on Tuesday by noon and the Awards presentation will be on Tuesday afternoon. Only one paper per person is eligible for this competition. In order to qualify, the potential awardee must have had a major role in the development of the studies leading to the abstract and must be listed as the first author of the paper. The abstract must be original and not previously published or presented, nor currently accepted for publication or presentation at another meeting prior to the USCAP Annual Meeting.

An application form for these awards is available through the electronic abstract submission program. In order to be entered into the competition for these awards you must complete the online form and have your “in training” status verified online by the department chairman or program director. No abstract can be entered in the competition unless this online form has been completed prior to submission.

Abstracts submitted for this competition, but not selected, are automatically considered for acceptance as a “regular” abstract presentation.


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