2019 Companion Society Guidelines

Companion Societies are specialty pathology societies that are qualified to hold scientific educational sessions and elective business meetings in conjunction with the USCAP Annual meeting. These organizations impact learning and connectivity from a collective, diverse knowledge base, comprising a unique sphere of influence that dramatically enhances the USCAP experience.

Required Materials and Audience Response Question Preparation

Faculty for the 2019 Companion Society Meetings are expected to prepare and submit the following materials:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  • Microsoft Word document containing references (if references are not included in the presentation)
  • Audience Response System (ARS) Multiple Choice Questions
    USCAP is now offering SAMs credit for this session by using an Audience Response System. Please submit one (1) Audience Response Question, including one reference, per speaker. Question slides should be included in your PowerPoint at the spot they will be presented. After uploading your presentation to the faculty portal, the USCAP staff will program your ARS questions into the software and include the necessary information into your presentation. If changes are made to your presentation, after submitting to the faculty portal, it is your responsibility to contact Krista Cairns and notify her of any updates.
    Question Writing Guidelines
  • Virtual Slides/Still Images (optional)

All materials will be due on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Presentation Guidelines

Presentations should be created using Microsoft PowerPoint. Apple Keynote based presentations will not be supported. Slides should be uncomplicated, and the text and graphics should be prepared to present in a large lecture. All presentations should use the USCAP 2019 Annual Meeting Template intro slides, at a minimum (link below).

USCAP 2019 Annual Meeting PowerPoint Slide Template
(File will download automatically)

Instructions for using the USCAP 2019 Annual Meeting PowerPoint Slide Template

Tips for Building Your Presentation

  • Format for presentation must be 16:9
  • Sans Serif fonts are recommended for projection
  • Use a font size of at least 28 points
  • Use no more than 2 fonts on a slide
  • If you are inserting images, the recommended format is JPEG or JPG
  • If you are inserting a video, the recommended video format is .WMV

Use of Materials and Copyright

USCAP will provide course registrants with a secure online PDF of each presentation submitted.

Authors and/or their employing institution should own copyright to all images, materials and graphics used in their presentations. If any content is not owned by the author/institution, written permission from the copyright holder for the duration and terms of its use must be provided to USCAP by the author at the time of content submission. USCAP shares copyright of all materials published on its web pages and presented in its forums with the authors of the material for the duration of its use by USCAP, after which exclusively the author holds copyright. USCAP will not use the material for any purpose other than that for which it was submitted without the author’s consent.


The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology protects the integrity of its educational program content by strict enforcement of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. In accordance with requirements of the ACCME, USCAP requires all individuals who are in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces, markets, resells, or distributes healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. Relevant financial relationships are defined as remuneration paid to you or your spouse/partner in any amount that has occurred within the last 12 months when these two conditions apply:

  1. You or your spouse/partner has a financial relationship with a commercial interest.
  2. You have the opportunity to affect CME content related to the products or services of that commercial interest.

All materials will be due on Thursday, January 24, 2019.


Moderators and speakers will receive complimentary Companion Meeting Only registration. All speakers and moderators who wish to attend any other portion of the USCAP Annual Meeting are required to pay the General Registration fee.


Thursday, January 24, 2019: Complete disclosure form, Submit PowerPoint presentation, references, and ARS questions through the faculty portal