Abstract Guidelines

In order to be considered for this competition, you must:

  • Be a current pathology resident/fellow in an approved Texas training program. Medical students may submit an abstract, but will not be eligible for an award. 
  • Register to attend the 99th Annual Meeting as an Abstract Participant ($50) and pay the poster printing fee ($25) no later than January 3, 2020. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE $75.

                    Please review new 2020 Poster Printing Guidelines before SUBMITTING an abstract!

  • Submit an abstract that meets the following requirements.  
    • The abstract must be submitted online no later than Friday, November 8, 2019; 11:45 p.m., CST
    • The abstract must be no more than 350 words TOTAL.
    • 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. You cannot submit to both Investigative and Case Report category.  This does not preclude them from being included as co-authors in other abstracts.
    • An abstract previously presented at a national meeting can be submitted, but will not be eligible for an award. 

Abstract Categories

  • 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 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

Review Process

Abstracts that meet the above requirements will be reviewed following the online submission deadline.

  • Six (6) investigative abstracts will be selected for platform presentation, while all remaining abstracts will be presented as posters during one of two sessions at the 99th 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 17, 2019.