Abstracts and Case Studies
Please note that submissions are no longer being accepted for the CAP ’12 Abstract Program. Corresponding authors will be notified of the status of their submissions by June 4th, 2012.
The CAP ’12 Abstract Program is a competitive program sponsored by the College of American Pathologists. The program is designed to promote a broad range of research in pathology. It offers pathologists and research scientists the opportunity to present original research to their peers in a poster presentation format. Editors from the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine will evaluate submissions to this program.
In addition, the CAP ’12 Abstract Program provides a unique opportunity for residents to enhance research skills, develop writing proficiency, gain practical experience at presenting their findings, and contribute to the literature and advancement of pathology. Accepted abstracts and case studies will be published in Archives, and CAP junior members are eligible for cash awards for their presentations.
CAP Junior Member Awards
Authors of the top 5 accepted abstracts received from CAP junior members will be named as the Top 5 Junior Member Abstracts award winners and given cash prizes:
- First place cash award = $1,500
- Second place cash award = $1,000
- Third place cash award = $750
- Fourth and fifth place cash awards are $500 each
To be eligible for a CAP ’12 Top 5 Junior Member Abstracts award, a Junior Member must:
- Have performed a substantial portion of the research and work involved in the preparation of the abstract;
- Be listed as either the first or second author;
- Serve as the corresponding author.
Top 5 Junior Member Abstracts award winners will be notified in mid-July 2012 and cash prizes will be awarded during CAP ’12. Authors of the winning abstracts will be recognized and winning posters will be displayed prominently during CAP ’12.
Corresponding authors should be available to respond to questions from the Archives editorial office, especially during the period of April 30 to May 22, 2012. E-mail addresses for corresponding authors must be active and accessible until at least July 2012. Additionally, all authors must complete an Authorship Form; submissions will not be considered for publication without a completed form from all authors.
Corresponding authors may not sign the authorship form on behalf of other authors.
Corresponding authors will be notified of their submission status in June 2012. If accepted, authors will be expected to prepare a 4’ x 8’ poster summary for presentation at CAP ’12.
Posters must be displayed by the author(s) during CAP ’12. Authors of accepted abstracts and case studies will be notified of their assigned poster display times in June 2012.
CAP ’12 Registration
All persons presenting posters are required to register for CAP ’12 and to pay the appropriate fees. Registration for CAP ’12 will begin in May 2012. Authors of accepted submissions will be required to display their posters at the CAP ’12 meeting and to be present to answer questions.