The 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 abstract 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.

Stowell-Orbison Awards:  2020 Award Winners

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 abstract 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 a panel of members of the ADASP.

Autopsy & Surgical Pathology Awards:  2020 Award Winners


Abstracts accepted for consideration of Stowell-Orbison Awards, Surgical Pathology Awards, and Autopsy Pathology Awards will be presented during the virtual meeting. In 2021, presenters will not submit a poster. Presenters whose abstracts are accepted for inclusion in the Stowell-Orbison session will be asked to submit a short PowerPoint and recording of the poster highlights (up to 10 slides with a 3-minute video). These short summary presentations will be available for attendees to view online for the duration of the meeting. The award committees will determine the finalists and the presenters will be assigned a presentation time where the finalists must be available to answer questions about their abstract. Additional details and instructions for the submission of slides and recording will be available in early January. Abstracts that are submitted for this competition, but not accepted, will automatically be considered for acceptance as regular abstracts according to subspecialty.

Only one abstract 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. 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 the online form must be completed and a supporting document from the department chairman or program director verifying training status must be uploaded. No abstract can be entered in the competition unless this online form has been completed prior to the closing of abstract submissions on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

Online application, incorporating request for award consideration, must be submitted by Thursday, October 29, 2020, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.