College of American Pathologists

Informatics Award

The field of pathology has experienced dramatic growth in the area of informatics, clinical applications, standardized reporting and laboratory test utilization, electronic health records, workflow, and patient safety. Experts attribute the growth to external financial and health care pressures.

CAP ’14 will give you exposure to real-world, practical applications in the ever-evolving field of informatics. You will have direct access to industry leaders and a choice of several courses presented by experts in the informatics field.

The CAP Foundation cordially invites pathology residents to apply for a CAP Foundation Informatics Award for travel to CAP ’14. Funding up to $1,000 is available; recipients will be expected to focus their meeting experience and learning on the field of informatics. See CAP ’14 catalog for a listing of informatics course offerings.

About the Award
The CAP Foundation award has been made possible through the generosity of the Dito Family and donors to the William R. Dito, MD, Fund for Informatics. Conference travel awards are intended to defray the cost of travel and hotel expenses.

All CAP Junior Members may apply. All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion.

  • Applicants should have authorization from their institution to attend the meeting.
  • Awardees and/or their institutions should expect to cover any travel costs that exceed the amount awarded.
  • Award must be fulfilled prior to converting to CAP Fellow membership.

Within 10 days of any meeting attendance, awardees are required to submit a report on:

  • The achievement of goals stated in your application
  • What you learned about informatics
  • Plans to apply new knowledge to the specialty of pathology (eg, present to fellow residents, incorporate ideas at your institution, pursue further training/research)

Funded Up To





Travel to attend informatics courses at CAP ’14 to gain exposure and understand impact on the specialty of pathology and patient care.

CAP Junior Members

Apply by June 13

To Apply
Submit the following materials:

  1. Foundation Common Grant Application
  2. An essay, up to 750 words, discussing
    • Your expressed interest in influencing the direction of informatics in patient care
    • Your goals for attending CAP ’14 informatics courses (eg, I would like to achieve the following...)
    • Your plan to share and apply knowledge gained
    • Why the CAP Foundation financial support is necessary

      If you submitted an abstract to CAP ’14, please include the title, area of focus, and if acceptance was granted/not granted in your essay document.
  3. Curriculum Vitae

Contact Us
Fax: 847-832-8931
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093

For more information about this award please call Julia Rankenburg at 800-323-4040, ext. 7931.



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