CAP18 Abstract Program Important Dates to Remember

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January 8, 2018 Abstract submission begins at noon Central time
March 9, 2018 Abstract submission closes at 5 p.m. Central time
May 29, 2018 Corresponding authors notified of submission status
August 13, 2018 Top 5 Junior Member Abstract Program winners notified

Submissions to the CAP18 Abstract Program are no longer being accepted. Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail notification regarding the status of their submissions on May 29, 2018.

Submissions to the CAP18 Abstract Program are no longer being accepted. Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail notification regarding the status of their submissions on May 29, 2018.

The CAP18 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 CAP18 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 as a Web-only supplement to the September 2018 issue of the Archives.

CAP Top 5 Junior Member Abstract Program

Authors of the top five accepted abstracts received from CAP junior members will be named as the Top 5 Junior Member Abstract Program award winners and given cash prizes:

First place cash award $1,500
Second place cash award $1,000
Third place cash award $750
Fourth place cash award $500
Fifth place cash award $500

To be eligible for the CAP18 Top 5 Junior Member Abstract Program awards, a CAP 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 Abstract Program award winners will be notified by August 13, 2018 and cash prizes will be awarded during the CAP18 meeting. The award winners will also be recognized during the CAP18 meeting and their winning posters will be prominently displayed at the meeting.

Author Requirements

Corresponding authors must be available to respond to questions about the content of their submissions from the Archives editorial office, especially during the period of April 9 to May 14, 2018. E-mail addresses for corresponding authors must be active and accessible until at least August 2018. Corresponding authors will be notified of their submission status on May 29, 2018.

Authors of accepted submissions are required to prepare a 4’ x 8’ foot poster summary of their abstract/case study for presentation at CAP18. The poster must be displayed by the authors during CAP18, and authors are expected to be present at their posters during specified Poster Focus times to discuss and answer questions about their research. Specific information regarding Poster Focus times and dates will be included in the acceptance notification e-mail sent to corresponding authors.

CAP18 Registration

All authors presenting posters are required to register for CAP18 and to pay the appropriate fees. Visit www.cap.org/cap18 for registration information.

Questions

If you have questions about the abstract program, please e-mail contactcenter@cap.org. Your questions will be routed to the abstract program coordinator. Remember, submissions cannot be changed or resubmitted after the submission deadline.