THE 2024 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW CLOSED! This contents of this page will remain up for reference.
The Texas Society of Pathologists invites pathology residents and fellows to submit abstracts for the 39th Annual John R. Rainey, MD, Residents'/Fellows' Seminar during the 103rd Annual Meeting of the TSP. The 2024 Annual Meeting will be held February 2-4, 2024 at the Hilton Downtown Austin Hotel in Austin, TX.
Please note: You must register for the meeting in order to participate in the Abstract Competition. The meeting registration fee for Residents and Fellows is $100 and can be located on the TSP website. There is no registration fee required for Medical Students. (*Please note: you or your institution are responsible for travel, hotel expenses, and social activities.)
ABSTRACT COMPETITION GUIDELINES:
1. The competition is open to all
pathology residents and fellows in approved Texas training programs and should
be members in good standing of the TSP.
Medical students and non-Texas, current
residents/fellows are eligible to submit, however, they are not eligible for
podium presentation nor awards. * If selected for poster presentation, a poster
printing fee of $25 will be required, payable upon acceptance.
2. An abstract of no more than 350
words should be submitted through the following links:
FOR CASE REPORTS, SUBMIT HERE:
FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS, SUBMIT HERE:
Abstracts are accepted only by website
submission. Those received by fax,
routine mail, or email will not be considered.
file submission should NOT contain the names of the author, co-authors or
not required, it is STRONGLY recommended that abstracts be broken down into
four clearly defined sections:
background, materials and methods, results, and discussion.
3. Papers are submitted with the
understanding they represent work performed primarily by the presenter during
their residency or fellowship and were not previously presented in a national
meeting. This does not preclude
subsequent presentation or publication in a referenced journal.
and fellows can ONLY be listed as a first author on a single abstract submission.
Multiple abstracts/case presentations may NOT be submitted nor can abstracts by
the same author be submitted to investigative and case report. This does not preclude them from being
included as co-authors in other abstracts.
One case report may be submitted by an
individual. Topics may cover anatomic, clinical or experimental pathology.
These include, but are not limited to:
a) report of one or more cases of
diagnostic or conceptual interest,
b) an in‑depth study of a case using new
or a variety of methods,
c) investigative basic research in any
branch of pathology,
d) differential diagnostic problems
encountered by the practicing pathologist,
e) improvements or evaluation of new
stains, methodology or instruments.
5. All investigative abstracts submitted will
be considered for platform/podium presentation. Six abstracts will be selected and will
require on-site presenting on Sunday, February 4th at the Annual Meeting. Authors
will be notified by Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
6. If you submit an application for Investigative
Abstracts you must complete the Disclosure form required for podium
presentation in the event you are selected. The disclosure form will be
provided upon your acceptance to present.
7. Each podium presentation is limited to 10
minutes, with an additional 2-minute Q&A as needed, on Sunday, February 4th. Podium presenters will not be expected to
8. Authors whose papers are not selected for podium
presentation may be invited to present their abstracts on posters to be
displayed at the meeting. Posters should be saved in a PDF format and sized to 24" (tall) x 36" (wide).
9. A panel of judges will select the top three podium presentations based on their
scientific merit, clarity of presentation, originality, potential importance, interpretation
and conclusion, use of audiovisual material and interaction with the audience
during the Q&A period. The winners
will be awarded a certificate as well as $325, $225 and $150 for first, second
and third places respectively. A
certificate will also be awarded to the institution sponsoring the best
presentation. Winners will be announced
at the end of the conference on Sunday, February 4th.
10. A panel of judges will also select the
three best case report posters and investigational posters based on their scientific merit, clarity
of presentation, originality, potential importance, interpretation and
conclusion, and figures and tables. Case
report posters will be awarded the following (1st, 2nd, 3rd place - $100, $75,
$50); Investigational posters will be awarded the following (1st, 2nd, 3rd
place - $200, $150, $100).
questions regarding the abstract submission process, please contact Aliza Gersh, Meeting Coordinator, at Aliza.Gersh@texmed.org.
Thank you and good
Sagar Dhamne, MD
TSP Residents &
Fellows Seminar Committee Chair