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  CAP Foundation/Cerner Health
  Conference Travel Award

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Updated Janary 15, 2009

Web site: http://www.cerner.com/events/

The Cerner Health Conference (CHC) attendees will learn more about their existing Cerner solutions, what peer organizations have done to leverage the same solutions, and hear from industry experts.

Select from a wide variety of sessions focused on the latest in pathology laboratory technology, user experiences and industry developments. The innovative pathology and laboratory sessions will focus on topics of interest to you, from Clinical Validation to Genomics, patented Synoptic Reporting and beyond. More than 60 percent of the laboratory track sessions will be presented by Cerner users, providing you with tips and ideas to incorporate into your studies and training.

As an attendee, you earn CE credits, network with peers, and leave with new tips on what you can do to improve your informatic solutions. Experience specialty sessions that feature speakers discussing real-life experiences, so you can take home practical answers to the issues impacting you most.

About the Award
Two CAP Foundation/Cerner Health Conference Travel Awards of up to $1,500 each are available to pathology residents to attend the conference. This funding is intended to defray costs of registration and travel expenses. It is expected that the recipient's own institution will support the resident's attendance by authorizing permission to attend.

Eligibility
Applicants must be residents or fellows in pathology accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Residents or fellows in pathology must be CAP Junior Members or have submitted completed membership applications. All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion.

Application Guidelines
Applicants are required to submit a completed application form and curriculum vitae. Applicants must also submit a narrative summary (no more than 250 words) containing the following information:

  • A description of their interest in informatics,
  • Their understanding of the importance of informatics management as it relates to pathology, and laboratory medicine.
  • Why the financial support is necessary for them to attend this conference.
  • A supporting letter must accompany all applications from the residency-training director or department chair.
  • Please use the CAP Foundation/Cerner Health Conference Travel Award Application Form. Failure to do so will result in rejection of the application.

Selection Process
Award recipients are approved by the CAP Foundation Board of Directors based upon the recommendation of a selection committee. Factors to be considered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • An understanding of the importance of information management to pathology.
  • Program Director's or Department Chair’s recommendation.

Follow-up
At the conclusion of the training period, the award recipient will be asked to complete a short evaluation form about the experience. Recipients will be asked to share their experiences in writing with others.

Submit Applications to:
CAP Foundation/Cerner Health Conference Travel Award
College of American Pathologists
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, Illinois 60093-2750

For more information about this award, please call the CAP Foundation at 800-323-4040 ext 7324 (in Illinois, 847-832-7324), or send an email to: CAPfdn@cap.org.

 

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