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CAP21 Abstract Program

January 8, 2021
Abstract submission begins at 9:00 AM CT
March 8, 2021
Abstract submission closes at 5:00 PM CT
May 26, 2021
Corresponding authors notified of submission status
August 13, 2021
Top 5 Junior Member Abstract Program winners notified

Submissions to the CAP21 Abstract Program are no longer being accepted.

Program Description

The CAP21 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 CAP21 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 2021 issue of the Archives. CAP junior members who have their abstracts accepted are eligible for cash awards as part of the Top 5 Junior Member Abstract Program.

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 and fifth place cash awards are $500 each.


To be eligible for the CAP21 Top 5 Junior Member Abstract Program awards, a CAP junior member must:
  1. Have performed a substantial portion of the research and work involved in the preparation of the abstract;
  2. Be listed as either the first or second author;
  3. Serve as the corresponding author.
Top 5 Junior Member Abstract Program award winners will be notified by August 13, 2021.

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 6 to May 21, 2021. E-mail addresses for corresponding authors must be active and accessible through August 2021.

Corresponding authors will be notified of their submission status on May 26, 2021. Accepted authors will receive specific information regarding poster presentation requirements in their acceptance notification email on May 26.


If you have questions about the abstract program, please e-mail Your questions will be routed to the abstract program coordinator. Please remember that submissions cannot be changed or resubmitted after the March 8 deadline.