Informatics Award

The field of pathology has experienced dramatic growth in the areas of informatics, clinical applications, standardized reporting and laboratory test utilization, electronic health records, workflow, and patient safety.

Providing funding of up to $1,200, the Informatics Award assists CAP Junior Members (pathology residents) in attending informatics-based educational sessions at the CAP Annual Meeting (Sept. 25–28, 2021, Chicago). The award is intended to defray the cost of travel/hotel expenses.

Attendance at CAP Annual Meetings will give you exposure to real-world, practical applications in the ever-evolving field of informatics. Awardees will have direct access to industry leaders and a choice of several courses presented by experts in the informatics field.


All CAP Junior Members may apply. However, this award must be fulfilled prior to converting to CAP Fellow membership. All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion.

Applicants should have authorization from their institution to attend the meeting. Awardees and/or their institutions should expect to cover any travel costs that exceed the amount awarded.

Recipients are expected to focus their meeting experience and learning on the field of informatics.

Funded Up ToFocusEligibilityTimeframe
$1,200Travel to attend informatics courses at CAP Annual Meetings to gain exposure and understand the impact on the specialty of pathology and patient care.CAP Junior MembersApply by April 6

To Apply

Please include the following with your completed application:

  1. An essay of up to 750 words discussing:
    1. Your interest in applying/influencing the direction of informatics in patient care, why this experience is desired, and how it will enhance your training in pathology
    2. Goals for attending the CAP Annual Meeting informatics courses (eg, I would like to achieve the following…)
    3. Why you require foundation financial support
    4. Your plan to share and apply the knowledge gained
  2. A letter of recommendation from your program director discussing:
    1. Why you, the applicant, are deserving of this award
    2. Your interest in and potential for contributing to the field of pathology via informatics or health care informatics
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Professional headshot for use in Foundation web and print media (Requirements: 1+ megabyte, color, professional dress, neutral background)

Applicants will not be considered unless they include the above items and cover the essay points listed.

If Selected

Within 10 days of any meeting attendance, you are required to submit a report on:

    • The achievement of the goals stated in your application
    • What you learned about informatics
    • Your plans to apply the new knowledge to the specialty of pathology (eg, present to fellow residents, incorporate ideas at your institution, pursue further training/research)
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