In order to be considered for this competition, you must:
- Be a current pathology resident/fellow in an approved Texas training program.
- Register to attend the 98th Annual Meeting ($50).
- Submit an abstract that meets the following requirements.
- The abstract must be submitted online no later than Friday, November 2, 2018; 11:59 p.m., CST
- The abstract must be no more than 350 words.
- The abstract must list the individual entering the submission as the first author. Multiple abstracts/case presentations may NOT be submitted by the same author. This does not preclude them from being included as co-authors in other abstracts.
- If an abstract has been previously presented at a national meeting, they can participate in the competition, but will not be eligible for an award.
- Case Report - a case report is defined as a report with less than three (3) cases of diagnostic or conceptual interest. One (1) case report may be submitted by an individual as a first author during their training period (PGY 1-4). Investigative abstracts are encouraged to be submitted thereafter.
- Investigative Abstract - topics may include, but are limited to:
- an in-depth study of at least three (3) cases using new or a variety of methods
- investigative basic research in any branch of pathology
- differential diagnostic problems encountered by the practicing pathologist
- improvements or evaluation of new stains, methodology or instruments
Abstracts that meet the above requirements will be reviewed following the online submission deadline.
- Six (6) investigational abstracts will be selected for platform presentation, while all remaining abstracts will be presented as posters during two (2) sessions at the 98th Annual Meeting.
- The highest ranking platform and poster presentations/case report will receive cash prizes and certificates.
- Authors will be notified if their abstracts have been selected for platform presentation by December 14, 2018.