Companion Meeting Societies Pathologist-in-training Awards

In addition to the awards offered by the USCAP, some Companion Societies also offer Pathologist-in-Training Awards for papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy.

Companion Society Awards are not awards of the USCAP, although they are based on abstracts presented at the USCAP Annual Meeting. Recognition is for best work in the area of the Companion Society interests and applicants should be the first author of the paper. Announcement of winners and presentation of awards is the responsibility of the Companion Society. A selection committee appointed by the Companion Society will assess papers and make an award decision for each meeting.

Posters accepted for the Stowell-Orbison Awards competition will automatically be considered for one of these awards if they are in an appropriate category. Other authors wishing to apply for these awards should notify the individual listed below to validate their status as a pathologist -in- training, after receiving notification that their abstract has been accepted for presentation. After the meeting, Companion Societies are invited to list their winners on the USCAP website.

Companion Societies

American Society for Cytopathology: $500
Dina R. Mody, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Director of Cytology
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030-2703
Phone: (713) 394-6483
Fax: (713) 793-1603

Association for Pathology Informatics
President’s Pathologist-In-Training Awards
Best Poster: $300
Best Platform: $300

Nova Marie Smith
Association for Pathology Informatics
PO Box 90319
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: (412) 445-7019
Fax: (412)624-5310

Binford-Dammin Society of Infectious Disease Pathologists: $200
Andre L. Moreira MD, PhD
New York University Langone Health
Professor of Pathology
Director Center of Biospecimen Research and Development (CBRD)
Director of Surgical Pathology and Cardiothoracic Pathology
560 First Avenue, TH 4- 15B
New York, N.Y. 10016
There is no deadline for the application, our award committee will judge the abstracts at the meeting and make their decision.

Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
Sanjay Kakar, MD
Professor of Pathology
University of California, San Francisco
505 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-8305
Fax: (415) 353-1200
The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 1, 2019. Please submit using the link on the website:

International Society of Breast Pathology
Best Breast Pathology Abstract, Clinical: $500
Best Breast Pathology Abstract, Basic Research: $500

K.P. Siziopikou, MD, PhD
ISBP Education Secretary
Professor of Pathology
Director of Breast Pathology and Breast Pathology Fellowship Program
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
251 East Huron Street, Galter 7-132 O
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 926-6530
January 15 deadline

International Society of Gynecological Pathologists
Best Platform: $500

C. Blake Gilks, M.D.
Vancouver General Hospital
Pathology, 1st Floor, JPPN
855 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Phone: (604) 875-4901
Fax: (604) 875-4797
There is no application process for this award and all platform presentations at USCAP by trainees will be assessed by members of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists Education Committee, with the winner announced at the end of the USCAP meeting.

International Society of Urological Pathology
Excellence in Urologic Pathology Resident/Fellow Research Award
Up to 3 Awards

Debra L. Zynger, MS, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Urology
Director, Division of Genitourinary Pathology
The Ohio State University
Department of Pathology
E401 Doan Hall
410 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 293-7705
Deadline same as USCAP

North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology
Best Poster: $300
Best Platform: $500

James S. Lewis Jr. MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Room 3020D – Vanderbilt University Hospital
Surgical Pathology
Phone: (615) 343-0233
Fax: (615) 322-1303 
Deadline same as USCAP

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Abstract Award

We are pleased to announce that the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society will be awarding a pathology trainee who is presenting an abstract (poster or platform) on the field of pancreatobiliary pathology at the annual meeting of the USCAP. The members of the education committee will evaluate each abstract based on originality, scientific merit and presentation and the winner will receive a $250 prize. Please remind/encourage your trainees to apply. Applicants do not need to be society member in order to apply.

The deadline for the Abstract Awards is January 30, 2019.

To submit an application, please email your abstract and the following information to our chair of education committee Dr. Olca Basturk (

Training Institute:
PGY Year:
Date/Time of Presentation:
Abstract Name:
Poster Number (if applicable):
Contact Email:

Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology: $500
Liron Pantanowitz, M.D.
UPMC Shadyside Hospital
Suite 201
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone: (412) 623-3746
Fax: (412) 623-4779

Pulmonary Pathology Society
5 Awards:
1st Place $500
2—2nd Places $300
2—3rd Places $100

Richard L Attanoos, MD
Consultant Pathologist
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park, Cardiff
Wales, United Kingdom
CF14 4XW
Phone: 00.44.2921841898 (Direct)
Phone: 00.44.2920743725 (Secretary)
Fax: 00.44.2920742701

Renal Pathology Society
Best Abstracts Award
Up to 3 Awards of $250

Carmen Avila-Casado, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
University of Toronto
200 Elizabeth Street, 11th Floor
Toronto Ontario M52C4 Canada
Phone: (416) 340-3283
Fax: (416) 340-5517

Society for Cardiovascular Pathology

Authors of the top 5 Cardiovascular Pathology Abstracts will receive
1. Receive complementary 1-year membership in the SCVP
2. Receive invitations (for trainee and his/her mentor) to our banquet dinner to be held on Sunday evening during the USCAP Annual Meeting.
Dylan V. Miller, MD
University of Utah
Department of Pathology
5252 S. Intermountain Drive
Murray, UT 84157
Phone: (810) 507-2150

Society for Hematopathology

James R. Cook, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic
Mail Code L11
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: (216) 444-4495
Fax: (216) 444-4414

Society for Ultrastructural Pathology
Feroze N. Ghadially Pathologist-In-Training Award – $500
J. Allan Tucker Pathologist-In-Training Award – $500

John Hicks, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital
Department of Pathology, MCL-2261
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030-2399
Phone: (832) 824-1869
Fax: (832) 825-1032