The Academy engages qualified pathologists who desire to connect with USCAP to serve on the Abstract Review Board (ARB) for a three-year term. More than 3,000 abstracts are submitted each year for potential inclusion in the USCAP Annual Meeting and over 2,000 are ultimately accepted. The ARB is responsible for the review and grading of these abstracts. The review process generally takes place for two weeks during early October and is performed online. Each reviewer is responsible for either all the abstracts in the assigned category or a subset of abstracts if the category receives a large number of submissions. USCAP requires that all abstracts receive four reviews. The work of the ARB is essential to ensure the educational content presented at USCAP’s Annual Meeting is of the highest quality. PDF
In selecting members for the ARB, the Academy strives for institutional and subspecialty diversity. Ideal ARB Members should:
- Have at least 10 publications
- Be at least three years out of training
- Be actively writing abstracts (at least 1 abstract submission per year for the last three years)
- Not have served on the ARB for at least 8 years
- USCAP is accepting applications for the ARB that will evaluate abstracts submitted in 2021 for presentation at the 2022 Annual Meeting.
- Click on this link https://www.uscap.org/engage/
- Download, complete and submit the Engagement Form.